We'll be in Jerusalem/Bethlehem for about 6 days, then driving a rental car to Tiberias for a few days, then going to TelAviv. We'd like to take 1 day from Jerusalem to visit Masada, Qumran and take a dip at Ein Gedi. It sounds like that would take about 11 hours, including drive time. Would it be better to skip Qumran, to allow more leisurely time at Masada and Ein Gedi (and avoid driving in the dark)? Since I believe you can't easily enter the caves, it sounds like there is not much to see at Qumran, after you have learned about it at the Shrine of the Book in Jerusalem. I'm sure the view is nice at Qumran, but we can probably view it when we drive up Hwy 90 to Tiberias. Can you see the Qumran caves with binoculars from Hwy 90?