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Planit israel Blog (June 2022) – 7 Day Israel Itinerary with Young kids
Your kids will have a blast in your next Israel trip,
Let us assist you in planning an enjoyable 7 Days Israel itinerary for your family.
Day 1: Explore Jerusalem
Your first stop will probably be to the Kosel, one of the holiest places in the world. Many feel it is important to take their children to Daven and experience the kedusha of this holy site.
If you prefer using public transportation there’s a train that goes directly from the airport to the Central bus station in yerushalayim. Its pretty fast although it may be quite a hassle with young children. For a more comfortable option, consider hiring a driver or renting a car.
After Davening at the Kosel, you will find plenty of r kid friendly restaurants in Mamilla. Additionally ,the tunnel tours and the City of David are very enjoyable for kids. Please note that the alleys in the Old City are bumpy, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring a sturdy stroller.
Day 2: A day at the beach
Israel offers a couple of separate beaches that are suitable for frum families, including Bat-Yam, Ashdod and Herzliya. There’s a kid friendly park called Pirate Park right by Ashdod beach.
Day 3: Kivrei Tzaddikim
Kever Rashbi in Meron is one of the better known Kevarim, but there are plenty of lesser known ones all over Israel. Kever Shmuael hanavi in Yerushalayim, Kever Rabbi Meir Baal Hanes and Kever Yonatan Ben Uziel, widely known as Amuka.
Day 4: Exploring Northern Israel
Rent a car and embark on the Highlights of the Galilee tour to explore the natural beauty of Northern Israel. Make sure to stop by Mapal Hnistar on the north shore of the Kineret. Its a beautiful hidden waterfall kids of all ages will love to splash in.
Day 5: Deer-land in the Gush
Within a natural forest, overlooking HaEla Valley is a farm that combines a variety of attractions from various fields. Wildlife, a petting zoo, extreme sports, wall climbing, a 360-degree swing, bungee trampolines, paintball, target practice, 4×4 off-road tours, and the longest zip line in the country at 400 meters, and 120 meters over the canyon below. Most of these activities are more appropriate for older children, but younger children will love the petting zoo.
Day 6: Friday in Geula
Friday in Geula is a true delight for your whole family. It’s bustling, lively, and you can feel the Shabbos in the air. If you’re planning on preparing all your meals yourself, it’s very helpful to
know that there are many Shabbos takeout restaurants open on Friday. Be sure to stop by Haddar Geula and Nechama’s Bakery in Geula.
Even if you’re not preparing for Shabbos yourself, it’s still an amazing experience. Additionally, Friday is the perfect time to visit Shuk Machane Yehuda.
Day 7: Shabbos in Yerushalayim
Whether you’re staying in Rechavia, the Old City, or Hanevi’im, the roads will become quiet and pedestrianized, and you to truly feel the Kedusha in the air. At night, the streets fill with the sounds of singing and Davening. This is a great time to spend with any family you may have in Israel and rest after a long week of exciting activities.
Here are some delicious dishes that kids can enjoy during your trip to Israel:
Hummus: Creamy and flavorful chickpea dip served with pita bread or vegetables.
Falafel: Crispy and savory deep-fried balls made from ground chickpeas.
Shakshuka: A tasty dish made of eggs poached in a flavorful tomato sauce, often spiced with cumin and paprika.
Pita bread: Soft and fluffy bread that is perfect for dipping in hummus or filling with falafel and other ingredients.
Shawarma: Thinly sliced marinated meat, such as chicken or lamb, served in a pita or laffa bread with various toppings and sauces.
Israeli salad: A refreshing salad made with diced cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and herbs, dressed with lemon juice and olive oil.
Bourekas: Flaky pastries filled with ingredients like cheese, spinach, or mushrooms, baked until golden brown.
Planning a 7 day Israel itinerary with young kids can be an enriching and memorable experience. From visiting holy places to enjoying the wide range of natural scenery, Israel offers a diverse range of activities suitable for families. With proper planning and flexibility, this itinerary promises an unforgettable adventure for both children and adults alike.