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Visit Israel

Israel is a nation that is filled with opportunities to embrace the past. For many, a visit here is an opportunity to tap into their spiritual side, retracing the steps of famous figures like Jesus, Mohammad, or Abraham. It is also a country that is geographically diverse despite being relatively small in size.

One of the most famous sites to visit in Israel is the Wailing Wall, which 68% of all visitors to this nation visit at least once during their stay.

Visiting Jerusalem often means visiting sacred sites and museums. The modern vibe in Tel Aviv gives visitors access to beaches and an upbeat nightlife while they enjoy the White City. Beach resorts in Eilat are the perfect way to relax, especially for those who enjoy scuba diving, golden sands, and lazy afternoons underneath warm sunshine.

History can be found in many different locations throughout Israel. From the Mount of Olives to the Masada ruins near the Dead Sea, you can go as far as you want off the beaten track. Planned tours are available to help you enjoy your trip or pilgrimage or you can strike out and explore on your own if you prefer. Hiking, biking, and other adventures are all available.

Israel has the highest number of museums per capita in the world today. Explore the beautiful streets of the Old City, tap into your spirituality, and enjoy a strawberry sunset before calling it a day. When you leave your footprints here, you will also become part of its extensive history.

Travel and vacation in Israel

Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Israel. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Israel. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts.

Map and distances

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City Guides

Ashdod

#Ashdod Visit Ashdod Located on the Mediterranean Coast, Ashdod is located between Tel Aviv and Ashkelon, while also being a short trip to Jerusalem. It is...

Ashkelon

#Ashkelon Visit Ashkelon Located along the southern Mediterranean Coast of Israel, Ashkelon is just 13km north of the Gaza Strip. It is an ancient seaport, originally...

Beersheba

#Beersheba Visit Beersheba Located centrally in the Negev Desert, Beersheba began its story as a Bedouin encampment. For centuries, even when the cities of ancient Israel...

Eilat

#Eilat Visit Eilat Eilat with a population of 50.000 is Israel’s southernmost city, a busy port and popular tourist resort at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Aqaba. Eilat averages 360 sunny...

Haifa

#Haifa Visit Haifa Many people come to Israel as part of a spiritual or religious experience. The three major Abrahamic religions of the world are centered...

Jerusalem, capital of Israel

#Jerusalem Visit Jerusalem After 1945, the world envisioned Jerusalem as being a global city, independent of borders and future conflict. Although those plans may have never...

Good to know

Local currency in Israel, Shekel

Money in Israel (notes and coins) Israels legal tender is called Shekel (ILS). 1 Shekel ₪ = 100 agorot. Coins in circulation: 10 agorot, ₪½, ₪1, ₪2, ₪5,...

National Tourist Information Israel

Traveladvisor in Israel: Are you going on a vacation you can get lots of free and professional help, traveladvice and information from the National...

Weather and forecast

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Largest cities

See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.

Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017

RankCityPop
1Jerusalem865,700
2Tel Aviv432,900
3Haifa278,900
4Rishon LeZion244,000
5Petah Tikva231,000
6Ashdod220,200
7ŠNetanya207,900
8Beersheba203,600
9Holon188,800
10Bnei Brak182,800
11Ramat Gan152,600
12Rehovot132,700
13Ashkelon130,700
14Bat Yam128,900
15Beit Shemesh103,900
16Kfar Saba96,900
17Herzliya91,900
18Hadera88,800
19Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut88,700
20Nazareth75,700

Official National Holidays

Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.

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Best of Israel

Explore the natural beauty and historic sites of Israel on your next vacation. This versatile area of the Middle East has been home to many different civilizations for several millennia, culminating in a myriad of historical sites and modern communities up and down the country. Whether you’re on vacation with your family, group of friends, or special someone; there’s something in Israel for every type of traveler. Beach lovers will adore the many coastlines of the region from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea, while the cities offer trendy cafés, shopping, and plenty of sightseeing at every corner.

You have more than enough options of where to stay on vacation in Israel. Whether you want to drive around the country or just hang out on the beach for days, there’s a place in Israel for your itinerary. Stay in the main cities of Tel Aviv or Jerusalem for an old-meets-new-world feel that combines the best of all worlds. If you prefer more laidback aquatic atmosphere, check out Tiberias on the Sea of Galilee, Eilat on the Red Sea, or near the Dead Sea. For a pleasant mixture of both, choose Haifa on the Mediterranean coast.

The great thing about the capital of Jerusalem is that it is full of so many different cultures and historical sites that you’ll learn about all of them while visiting. Explore the different quarters, uncover its past at the Israel Museum, and enjoy its modern cafés and bars.

While there are plenty of famous sites like Bethlehem and Nazareth, make sure not to miss out on other towns and fascinating experiences. Visit the old markets of Akko, and enjoy a seaside Israel vacation at the Sea of Galilee. Visit the ancient port of Caesarea for a superb 18-hole golf course and a plethora of Roman ruins, including an aqueduct and theatre.

Head to the southernmost town in Israel, Eilat, for exquisite diving in part of the Red Sea. Sunny beaches, gorgeous coral reefs, and a course in scuba diving will help you make the most of your time here- just remember to bring a waterproof camera. Experience the heat of the nearby Negev Desert, one of the most amazing natural craters, for a contrast and sleep in a Bedouin Camp and learn about the local nomadic culture.

With over 300 archaeological sites excavated each year, you have plenty of historical and ancient sites to see. Head to Mount Masada for a spectacular view of the Dead Sea and an invigorating hike. Visit Tel Megiddo for a fantastic array of ruins from the rule of the Egyptians to the Canaanites to the Persians. Beit She’an also has a long history, beginning in the Bronze Age, with remnants of Greek culture and Crusaders of the Middle Ages.

Jaffa is the go-to destination for the locals of Tel Aviv. Perfect for days relaxing by the Mediterranean Sea, afternoon lunches in cafés, and evenings in galleries. Its small harbor was once the site of one the major ports of the sea, and the mixture of Israelis and Arabs make Jaffa an excellent cultural mini-trip.

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Israel Covid-19 / Coronavirus

Israel
558,249
Total confirmed cases
Updated on
Israel
80,633
Total active cases
Updated on
Country/Region
Confirmed cases
Deaths
Active cases
Afghanistan
54,141
2,346
5,436
Albania
67,982
1,281
25,831
Algeria
103,833
2,836
30,443
Andorra
9,083
91
838
Angola
18,926
439
1,810
Anguilla
15
0
0
Antigua and Barbuda
189
6
27
Argentina
1,807,428
45,407
167,253
Armenia
164,676
2,998
8,614
Aruba
6,435
52
460
Australia
28,721
909
1,892
Austria
394,939
7,122
16,952
Azerbaijan
227,391
3,022
8,598
Bahamas
8,067
175
1,212
Bahrain
97,940
360
2,934
Bangladesh
528,329
7,922
47,234
Barbados
1,095
7
595
Belarus
227,360
1,591
14,990
Belgium
678,839
20,435
611,445
Belize
11,580
281
605
Benin
3,413
46
122
Bermuda
670
12
75
Bhutan
843
1
259
Bolivia
187,183
9,636
34,110
Bosnia
118,083
4,486
27,092
Botswana
17,365
71
3,775
Brazil
8,511,770
210,299
889,817
British Virgin Islands
114
1
18
Brunei
174
3
2
Bulgaria
211,813
8,483
46,608
Burkina Faso
9,188
102
1,695
Burundi
1,236
2
461
Cabo Verde
12,993
119
655
Cambodia
439
0
53
Cameroon
28,010
455
694
Canada
713,269
18,078
74,475
Caribbean Netherlands
360
3
113
Cayman Islands
374
2
44
Central African Republic
4,973
63
25
Chad
2,895
111
654
Channel Islands
3,363
78
236
Chile
673,750
17,547
25,385
China
88,336
4,635
1,301
Colombia
1,923,132
49,004
119,906
Comoros
1,769
49
607
Congo
7,709
114
1,749
Costa Rica
184,187
2,416
40,397
Croatia
225,128
4,655
3,276
Cuba
18,443
173
4,473
Curaçao
4,523
19
146
Cyprus
28,968
170
26,741
Czechia
891,852
14,449
144,957
Côte d'Ivoire
25,304
142
1,635
DRC
21,060
634
5,616
Denmark
189,895
1,805
18,078
Diamond Princess
712
13
0
Djibouti
5,905
61
22
Dominica
110
0
8
Dominican Republic
194,966
2,448
48,310
Ecuador
231,644
14,322
17,990
Egypt
156,397
8,583
24,821
El Salvador
51,437
1,498
4,716
Equatorial Guinea
5,365
86
88
Eritrea
1,877
6
798
Estonia
37,344
333
10,342
Ethiopia
131,546
2,033
13,178
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
32
0
5
Faroe Islands
649
1
6
Fiji
55
2
0
Finland
40,505
618
8,887
France
2,914,725
70,686
2,633,839
French Guiana
15,055
76
4,984
French Polynesia
17,635
126
12,667
Gabon
9,899
66
175
Gambia
3,910
127
91
Georgia
247,915
2,958
10,321
Germany
2,058,945
48,073
319,172
Ghana
58,065
352
1,924
Gibraltar
3,712
45
827
Greece
148,925
5,488
133,448
Greenland
30
0
1
Grenada
139
1
9
Guadeloupe
8,886
154
6,490
Guatemala
149,146
5,278
9,044
Guinea
14,165
81
733
Guinea-Bissau
2,509
45
59
Guyana
6,908
170
573
Haiti
10,781
240
1,621
Holy See (Vatican City State)
27
0
12
Honduras
134,111
3,354
70,625
Hong Kong
9,665
163
716
Hungary
352,703
11,409
110,853
Iceland
5,970
29
143
India
10,582,647
152,593
202,202
Indonesia
917,015
26,282
144,798
Iran
1,336,217
56,886
153,832
Iraq
609,029
12,953
24,878
Ireland
174,843
2,616
148,863
Isle of Man
432
25
53
Israel
558,249
4,044
80,633
Italy
2,390,101
82,554
547,058
Jamaica
14,274
326
2,221
Japan
328,294
4,501
71,006
Jordan
315,544
4,153
11,051
Kazakhstan
169,099
2,349
13,247
Kenya
99,227
1,734
15,066
Kuwait
158,244
948
5,800
Kyrgyzstan
83,178
1,387
2,687
Lao People's Democratic Republic
41
0
0
Latvia
55,908
983
12,499
Lebanon
255,956
1,959
99,389
Lesotho
7,018
101
5,265
Liberia
1,887
84
102
Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
109,869
1,698
20,974
Liechtenstein
2,395
50
64
Lithuania
167,992
2,469
61,226
Luxembourg
48,890
557
2,336
MS Zaandam
9
2
0
Macao
46
0
0
Macedonia
88,992
2,715
12,500
Madagascar
18,301
273
419
Malawi
12,470
314
6,120
Malaysia
161,740
605
38,791
Maldives
14,582
49
967
Mali
7,839
310
1,967
Malta
15,742
241
2,784
Marshall Islands
4
0
0
Martinique
6,263
44
6,121
Mauritania
16,081
403
1,073
Mauritius
547
10
21
Mayotte
6,611
58
3,589
Mexico
1,641,428
140,704
277,616
Micronesia
1
0
1
Moldova
153,112
3,267
6,515
Monaco
1,205
7
203
Mongolia
1,526
2
557
Montenegro
55,803
746
9,159
Montserrat
13
1
0
Morocco
460,144
7,977
16,481
Mozambique
27,446
249
8,317
Myanmar
134,795
2,973
13,622
Namibia
30,753
293
2,967
Nepal
267,644
1,965
3,861
Netherlands
917,308
13,056
904,252
New Caledonia
44
0
1
New Zealand
2,262
25
85
Nicaragua
6,152
167
1,760
Niger
4,156
140
972
Nigeria
110,387
1,435
19,635
Norway
58,883
521
11,751
Oman
132,011
1,514
6,284
Pakistan
521,211
10,997
34,986
Palestine
152,555
1,726
10,754
Panama
298,019
4,787
54,233
Papua New Guinea
834
9
70
Paraguay
122,160
2,505
22,067
Peru
1,064,909
38,871
43,927
Philippines
502,736
9,909
26,839
Poland
1,438,914
33,407
217,788
Portugal
556,503
9,028
135,886
Qatar
147,504
248
3,241
Romania
695,153
17,271
52,433
Russia
3,591,066
66,037
546,265
Rwanda
11,259
146
3,701
Réunion
9,446
45
348
S. Korea
72,729
1,264
12,742
Saint Kitts and Nevis
35
0
2
Saint Lucia
621
8
284
Saint Martin
1,076
12
209
Saint Pierre Miquelon
16
0
0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
494
1
375
Samoa
2
0
0
San Marino
2,787
65
258
Sao Tome and Principe
1,142
17
132
Saudi Arabia
365,099
6,329
1,922
Senegal
23,224
526
3,284
Serbia
374,111
3,771
338,804
Seychelles
705
2
164
Sierra Leone
3,006
77
847
Singapore
59,127
29
230
Sint Maarten
1,656
27
128
Slovakia
224,385
3,526
49,767
Slovenia
149,424
3,206
23,473
Solomon Islands
17
0
7
Somalia
4,744
130
948
South Africa
1,346,936
37,449
192,035
South Sudan
3,693
63
449
Spain
2,336,451
53,769
2,282,682
Sri Lanka
53,408
270
7,318
St. Barth
251
1
78
Sudan
26,279
1,603
8,988
Suriname
7,527
141
628
Swaziland
12,944
376
4,346
Sweden
523,486
10,323
513,163
Switzerland
499,931
8,728
173,603
Syrian Arab Republic
13,132
841
5,667
Taiwan
862
7
99
Tajikistan
13,308
90
0
Tanzania
509
21
305
Thailand
12,423
70
3,147
Timor-Leste
52
0
3
Togo
4,324
74
465
Trinidad and Tobago
7,399
132
329
Tunisia
181,885
5,750
45,116
Turkey
2,392,963
24,161
98,033
Turks and Caicos Islands
1,102
6
206
UAE
256,732
751
27,617
UK
3,433,494
89,860
1,797,059
USA
24,600,581
408,363
9,699,082
Uganda
38,085
304
24,698
Ukraine
1,163,716
20,869
271,651
Uruguay
32,378
311
8,157
Uzbekistan
78,036
619
879
Vanuatu
1
0
0
Venezuela
119,803
1,106
5,695
Vietnam
1,539
35
102
Wallis and Futuna
4
0
3
Western Sahara
10
1
1
Yemen
2,113
612
80
Zambia
38,207
559
10,321
Zimbabwe
27,892
773
9,747
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