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Best Road Trips in Israel

Bucket List Experiences

With its rich tapestry of landscapes, cultures, and historical sites, Israel beckons travelers to embark on exhilarating road trips that unveil a world of wonders at every turn. From the ancient streets of Jerusalem to the pristine shores of the Mediterranean, some epic road trip routes promise to ignite your sense of adventure and discovery.

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The Road to Jerusalem

1. Coastal Odyssey: Tel Aviv to Haifa

Highlights: So, start your journey in Tel Aviv, Israel’s vibrant metropolis, and follow the Mediterranean coastline north to the picturesque city of Haifa. Along the way, bask in the sun at pristine beaches, explore charming seaside towns, and discover hidden coves that offer breathtaking sea views. Basically you’ll need to use HWY 2.

Tel Aviv Ultimate Guide
Israel's Shoreline Tour - Old Jaffa View
A Drive Along the Coastline of Israel is Stunning!

2. Desert Expedition: Jerusalem to Eilat

Highlights: Begin your adventure in the heart of Jerusalem, then go south through the Negev Desert to the enchanting city of Eilat. Traverse awe-inspiring landscapes, visit ancient desert fortresses, and marvel at the dramatic beauty of the Ramon Crater. Also, don’t forget to make a detour to the unique town of Mitzpe Ramon, where you can witness stunning desert sunsets.

Negev Desert Tour
Negev Desert Tour - Ramon Crater Jeep

3. Galilee Getaway: Tel Aviv to Tiberias

Highlights: Drive from Tel Aviv to the serene Sea of Galilee (Lake Kinneret) and explore the lush landscapes of the Galilee region. So meander through picturesque villages, enjoy the serenity of the lake, and immerse yourself in the spiritual significance of sites like Capernaum and Mount of Beatitudes.

The View of the Sea of Galilee from the Road.

4. Biblical Trail: Haifa to Nazareth

Highlights: Embark on a journey through the biblical heartland, beginning in Haifa and making your way to the revered city of Nazareth. Furthermore, you’ll encounter sites like Megiddo (Armageddon), its ancient ruins, and the tranquil Jezreel Valley along the route.

Jezreel Valley Bible Tour Mount Gilboa
The Scenic Route on Mount Gilboa

5. Mediterranean Marvels: Tel Aviv to Caesarea

Highlights: Discover the coastal charm of Israel’s Mediterranean region by driving from Tel Aviv to Caesarea. Explore the ancient port city of Caesarea, where Roman ruins stand alongside the crashing waves, and relish the fusion of history and nature.

Israel Archaeological Seven Day Tour - Caesarea - Roman Port

6. Northern Escapade: Haifa to the Golan Heights

Highlights: Embark on a scenic journey from Haifa to the Golan Heights, where rolling hills, wineries, and natural beauty abound. Moreover, visit the vibrant city of Safed, known for its rich spiritual heritage, and indulge in wine tastings in the Golan Heights wine region.

Nimrod Fortress National Park
Nimrod Fortress, Located Just off the Road

Practical Tips:

  • Renting a Car: Consider renting a car from reputable agencies to ensure a comfortable and safe journey. But don’t forget to get full coverage insurance!
  • Navigation Apps: Use navigation apps or GPS devices to navigate unfamiliar routes.
  • Cultural Etiquette: Respect local customs and traditions, especially in religious or conservative areas.

Driving in Israel

An Expedition of Discovery:

Lastly, embarking on a road trip in Israel is an invitation to explore a country that bridges the gap between ancient history and modern vibrancy. So, each route offers a unique blend of landscapes, cultures, and experiences that create an expedition of discovery that unveils the timeless allure of Israel’s landscapes and invites you to forge unforgettable memories along its storied roads. So, hit the open road, follow your curiosity, and let Israel’s treasures unfold in a journey that promises adventure, enlightenment, and the thrill of the unknown.


Hi! My name is Arik, an Israeli native who dedicated his life to sharing my passion for the Holy Land with those interested in knowing more about this incredible piece of land. I’m the Chief Guide at ‘APT Private Tours in Israel’.

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