Israel Travel Guide
Whether you're visiting Israel for its religious sites or cultural riches, there's a few things that are worth knowing before you head over there. To help you plan your holiday, our travel guide resources include a round-up of Israel's top destinations and an overview of the seasons so you can pick the right time to go. There's also a section on visas and security updates so you're fully briefed on the essentials, and in our Top Travel Tips you'll find more information on the currency, food, shopping, customs, tipping and more.
Must-see destinations in Israel for first-time visits from religious sites to cities
If you still needed more inspiration, here's a collection of our favourite travel videos
- From Beirut to Jerusalem
by Thomas Friedman
- My Michael
by Amos Oz
- Son of Hamas
by Mosab Hassan Yousef
Facts about Israel
- Israel is one of only two countries that began the 21st century with a net gain in the number of its trees
- Rivaling Silicon Valley in the States, Israel has the highest ratio of hi-tech companies in regards to its population
- After Tokyo and NYC, Tel Aviv has the third most sushi restaurants per capita
Israel Travel Advice for Australian Travellers
Safety of our travellers is paramount and we keep informed of current travel guidance on Israel. We recommend that you check the latest travel updates from Smart Traveller when planning your trip.
Flying to Israel from Australia:
The city of Tel Aviv serves as Israel's primary international travel hub with the average flight time between Australia and Israel taking around 24 hours. Such a journey requires at least one transit stop en route. The national carrier of El Al offers routes in partnership with Qantas via Hong Kong from a number of cities across Australia. Alternatively you can fly to Bangkok with Thai Airways and connect with El Al to Tel Aviv from there. Airlines such as Emirates and Qatar do serve the route but require two stops. You can use Skyscanner to search for flight deals from Australia to Israel or speak to your local flight specialist.