The Earth Ink
I am going to israel on december, in what city should i stay? Tel aviv or jerusalem? Also, is it possible to do a road trip to petra,jordan?
If you want to stay in an old city with loads of history that is a convergence zone of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism, then Jerusalem is your place. If you're interested in a metropolitan city with youthful flare and some nightlife stay in Tel Aviv. Petra and Jordan are accessible by land. Definitely research rental cars to see if you can take a rental over the border—and know that the border crossings are open during specific hours and you may be required to prearrange your crossing (make sure you get the most updated crossing information). Israel is beautiful. I also recommend a trip to Masada and the Dead Sea. Tiberias and the Sea of Galilee are a lovely part of the country with loads of historical sights. Haifa is a nice city along the Mediterranean. Bethlehem was a short stop for me, but eye opening to see the wall between Israel and the West Bank. Nazareth is a town I would have liked to spend a couple days wandering around. about 5 years ago