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Planning a trip to Israel? We don't blame you; this small but very diverse country has a lot to offer. Start your trip planning with cheap flights to Israel's Ben-Gurion International Airport (TLV) close to both Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. From New York, fly with Aeroflot, Turkish Air, El Al Israel Airlines, Transaero Airlines, among others.
Summer is the most popular time to visit Israel despite the scorching heat and humid coastlines. Spring and autumn are without a doubt the best times to visit, so book your flights at least 4-5 months in advance and travel in the shoulder seasons.
A non-stop flight to Israel from New York takes 10 hours, 40 minutes.
Israel may be small, but it certainly delivers as a great vacation destination. It has coasts on the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Gulf of Eilat. The Dead Sea, Holy Lands and ancient cities attract tourists from all over the world.
Dead Sea: This is the lowest point in the world at 1,300 feet below sea level. It's also one of the most popular attractions for visitors in Israel. It's a perfect day trip from Jerusalem with a rental car so pack your swimsuit, let's go to the sea!
Tel Aviv: If it's your first time in Israel, Tel Aviv is a must. The Old Jaffa is a good place to start; this is where legend says Jonah boarded a ship that was eaten by a big fish. The nearby flea market is also excellent.
Beaches: Israel's Mediterranean coastline is the perfect place to spend some time at the beach. The Sharon is home to several beach resort towns like Netanya and Caesarea, which have excellent beaches.
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There are some really great hotels options in Israel. The country is well equipped with cheap hotels as well as luxurious ones. You'll find hotels in Israel have very similar standards as at home in the US.