I am fine tuning my plans for our three days in the north. I'd like to review it here and ask a few questions about timing and sites. We plan to stay at Kibbutz Ma'agan for our two nights in the north as it seems somewhat central. Priorities for me are some extra time in Akko and Safed, lunch in Akko and a visit to an oil press/spices market.
Day one, we leave Tel Aviv as time requires. We plan to spend the late morning through the afternoon visiting Beit Alpha, Gan Hashlosha (optional) and Beit She'an. What time should we leave Tel Aviv in order to spend a little time at each of these places? I see it is about 1.5 hours drive from Tel Aviv to this area. Is there a meaningful place to visit the Jordan River in this area? If so, I will make note and only do so as time permits. (I like to over plan a bit and skip/add as needed.) Is there a place in the area for lunch? What do you suggest for dinner?
Day two, spend time at the sites on the northern part of the Sea of Galilee, starting with morning in Safed, late morning and afternoon at Capernaum, Tabgha and Mount Beatitudes. Possibly Tiberias for dinner. Is it possible to visit Avtalyon Oil Press in Avtalion, Israel on the way to Safed?
Day three, morning and lunch in Akko, (if it works better this day, a visit to Avtalyon on our way to Akko), afternoon making our way south visiting the Bahai Gardens (view at the top) and Caesarea as we head toward airport by 7 PM (to return car, have dinner and await our 00:30 flight to the US.) Lunch suggestions appreciated.