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how long in the Haifa/Akko/Carmel region?

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how long in the Haifa/Akko/Carmel region?

If I want to visit the Druze villages, Mt. Carmel & a few wineries, Akko, Tel Megido, Tel Dor, Caesaria as well as Haifa city itself how many days should I allot to the area? 4 days? One week? We will have a car. Is it best to stay in Haifa or is there a more central place/easier base from which to drive?

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1. Re: how long in the Haifa/Akko/Carmel region?

Haifa is a good place to have as your base for this region. Hiring a car is essential for this kind of itinerary as there is no good public transportation for some of these areas. In my opinion 4 days is enough, less than 4 days is also possible but everything will be very crowded and you won't be able to enjoy it.

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2. Re: how long in the Haifa/Akko/Carmel region?

thank you, it seems like a lot to do in the area but if everything is pretty close by then maybe 4 days are enough, i will take your word for it :)

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3. Re: how long in the Haifa/Akko/Carmel region?

4 days should be fine for that itinerary.

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4. Re: how long in the Haifa/Akko/Carmel region?

I would divide the days as follows:

One day Akko and maybe even Rosh Hanikra.

One day Druz villages with wineries and Haifa itself.

One day Tel Megiddo and Tel Dor

On the fourth day take your hired car and go to Caesarea and from there

continue to wherever you planned.

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5. Re: how long in the Haifa/Akko/Carmel region?

the advice is much appreciated, thank you.

6. Re: how long in the Haifa/Akko/Carmel region?

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