Jerusalem in 2-3 days

Spend a couple of days exploring the Old City and visit the Western Wall, the Dome of the Rock and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It’s also worth spending a good portion of your time wondering around all four quarters of the city – keep your wits about you in crowded areas. Highlights include the Cardo (Roman road) in the Jewish quarter, the Arab market at Jaffa Gate and the hustle and bustle of East Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate. Use your nights to explore the new city nightlife.


Jerusalem in one week

Extend your exploration of the Old City and visit a couple of extra sites including the fascinating Tower of David and David’s Tomb, the underground Western Wall Tunnels and the extraordinary Old City Wall ramparts.
Outside the Old City, you’ll need at least half a day to see the Holocaust museum and memorial Yad Vashem.
Spend some time in the New City, strolling the main tourist beats of Ben Yehuda St before heading off to the artists colony of Yemin Moshe, named after the philanthropist Sir Moses Montefiore which is also home to a distinctive windmill.
Spend another day exploring the Shrine of the Book home to the Dead Sea Scrolls,  before heading out to Talpiot and the Tayelet (Promenade) for an unforgettable view of the Old City.
You could also do day trip to Tel Aviv or the the Dead Sea and Masada, which are all within easy distance of Jerusalem.