3 Days in Tel Aviv: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, December 2014

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Ultramodern Tel Aviv is a Mediterranean-style beach city, with cosmopolitan cafes, boutique shopping and world-beating museums. The city’s boundless nightlife and 24-hour lifestyle are legendary, but history isn’t far away with the ancient port of Jaffa on Tel Aviv’s outskirts.

Day 1: City Sights

Tel Aviv is a new city, established only a century ago, so it’s a prime location for lovers of modern architecture. In fact, the White City area has such a concentration of international-style Bauhaus buildings, it’s been declared a World Heritage site. Tel Aviv was established on garden city lines, but now the skyline is dotted with skyscrapers and sun-bleached Mediterranean-style apartment blocks stretching along the coast. Beach fun and nightlife hedonism combine with culture in Tel Aviv, with more museums per capita than anywhere in the world. There’s archaeology and history at the Eretz Israel Museum, diaspora history at Beth Hatefutsoth, and a wealth of artworks from classic to contemporary at the city’s museum of art.

Day 2: Culinary Highlights

The dining is multicultural in Tel Aviv, a city that crams more sushi restaurants into its lushly treed avenues and shopping malls than most Japanese cities can boast. Of course, you’re going to want to try some down-home Jewish cooking like gefilte fish, chopped liver and the Tel Aviv specialties, humus and falafel. The regional and historic influences on Tel Aviv’s cuisine are evident in delicious flatbreads, labneh yogurt, tabouleh salads and kebabs. Try tajines and rice dishes from Morocco, Spain and Persia, or enjoy European cafe culture, Italian pizza or seafood on the waterfront.

Day 3: Tel Aviv Day Trips

Tel Aviv is an ideal base for day trips to Israel’s highlights. Tour the Old City of Jerusalem and visit biblical, Byzantine, Armenian and Jewish sites in the city. Have a lighter-than-air float and wellness session in the Dead Sea, followed by a scrub in the natural minerals of the therapeutic mud. Travel through the desert to Jericho, one of the world’s oldest cities, or venture further afield to neighboring Jordan and the sculpted rose-pink World Heritage city of Petra.

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Petra Day Trip from Tel Aviv - UNESCO World Heritage Site

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 24 Reviews

Visit the UNESCO world heritage site of Petra, in a convenient day trip from Tel Aviv. With your round-trip flights to Eilat, and transfers to Petra included, ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $396.00

Sacred Jewish Sites Tour from Tel Aviv: Tiberias, Safed and Mount Meron

Visit some of Judaism’s holiest sites on this emotive full-day trip from Tel Aviv. Hear fascinating insights into this ancient religion from an expert guide as ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $169.00

Old and New Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Be swept away by the ancient and religious sites of Jerusalem on this compelling full-day coach and walking tour from Tel Aviv. With an expert guide to explain ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00

2-Day Northern Israel Tour from Tel Aviv: Golan Heights, Nazareth and the Sea of Galilee

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Golan Heights and the area surrounding the Sea of Galilee on a 2-day tour of northern Israel from Tel Aviv! With overnight accommodation in a ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $290.00

Old Jerusalem Day Trip from Tel Aviv

Experience the ancient religious force of Old Jerusalem on this full-day tour from Tel Aviv. Travel by coach to the 3,000-year-old city to view its hallowed ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00

Golan Heights Day Trip from Tel Aviv

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Head to Israel’s Golan Heights, with historical heritage to match its mountainous beauty, on a day trip from Tel Aviv! On route to the region, enjoy several ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00

Jerusalem Half-Day Tour from Tel Aviv: Dome of the Rock and Western Wall

4.5 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

Get inspired by Jerusalem and combine ancient history with spiritual sanctity in this half-day tour from Tel Aviv.  Discover the quarters of the Old City ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $56.00

Dead Sea Spa and Wellness Trip from Tel Aviv

4 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Replenish the body and rejuvenate the mind, with this Dead Sea Spa and Wellness tour from Tel Aviv! Cover yourself in the therapeutic natural mud, and float in ...  Read more

Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $89.00

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