*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car rental. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.
Israel is a small country that has lots of things to do and see, and in order to see this magnificent country and experience Israeli culture in all of its entirety, traveling by rental car is the best option for getting around.
You'll most likely fly into Ben-Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, and from there you can be whisked away by car to the city's center along the Mediterranean (public transportation can get pretty confusing, especially if you aren't familiar with Hebrew!).
Tel Aviv is an international city, and it's full of markets, art galleries, Bauhaus buildings, modern skyscrapers - and people!
Along Retsif Herbert Samuel St, you can enjoy a scenic, seaside drive from Tel Aviv to the old city of Yafo. This is a gorgeous location to spend an afternoon sightseeing and soaking in the fresh air. Plus, there are plenty of parking spaces around!
Jerusalem is an ancient city rich in history and significance to the three Abrahamic religions, and is only an hour drive southeast along Highway 1 from Tel Aviv. Be sure to visit the Old City and adventure around West Jerusalem for an authentic Israeli experience.
After your time in Jerusalem, it won't be hard to get back on Highway 1, which can take you all the way to the Jordan Valley, if you'd like. Because Israel is so small, traveling by car is a great and easy way to see all of Israel, and there is nothing more enjoyable than driving with the car windows rolled down as you absorb the warm, Middle Eastern air.
Drive down to the Dead Sea, where the water is saturated in beneficial minerals that are great for your skin. But you'll need a car to make the steep journey down to the lowest point on earth for this unique day at the beach.
Note that Israel follows Shabbat (Jewish Sabbath), so public transportation is very limited from Friday until Saturday evening. Prepare ahead and plan on renting a car so you are able to get around on the weekend!