Jerusalem

Travel Guide
Mount of Olives featuring a city, landscape views and a sunset
One of the world’s most important pilgrimage sites has special meaning for Muslims, Jews and Christians, with numerous well-known religious locations.

Travel to Jerusalem to view religious sites that have existed for millennia and experience modern uniquely Middle Eastern customs and events. The city has charming neighborhoods, shopping, arts and entertainment in addition to famous historic and religious locations.

The first stops in Jerusalem are usually in the Old City, with its numerous structures of religious significance. Head to Temple Mount, one of the world’s holiest places for Muslims, to find the Al-Aqsa Mosque. The Dome of the Rock is a holy shrine for both Islamic and Judaic faiths. Nearby, see the Western Wall, which draws millions of pilgrims of Jewish and other faiths for profound prayer. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has important meaning for Christians as the site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection.

After viewing the holy sites, wander through the bazaars and see beautiful tapestries, jewelry and other gift items. Just beyond the Old City, Jerusalem’s modern development becomes evident, with shopping centers and cultural sites. Mamilla Mall offers upscale shopping in a modern open-air complex incorporating historic buildings in its architecture. The City Center’s famous shopping spots include the Machane Yehuda Market and Yafo Street.

Jerusalem’s southern neighborhoods are particularly popular with families. Visit the Biblical Zoo, Gazelle Valley Park, Teddy Stadium for athletic events and Jerusalem Pais Arena for sports and music concerts. On the western side, hike in the Jerusalem Hills. Stop at the Museum District to tour the Israel Museum, Bible Lands Museum and Science Museum.

Dine on varied fare at Jerusalem’s restaurants, including kosher, seafood, Middle Eastern, Italian, Latin American and many other cuisines. Nightlife choices might surprise you. Mingle with locals and international visitors enjoying live music, bars, dance clubs and even escape room adventures.

Fly to Ben Gurion Airport, about a 45-minute drive northwest of Jerusalem. While you can get around on your own easily in the Old City, consider guided tours to get a full appreciation of the region’s historic and cultural significance.

Where to stay in Jerusalem

Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem
Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem
5 out of 5
Harav Avida 1, Jerusalem, 91076
The price is AU$348 per night from 24 Jul. to 25 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
3.8/5 Good! (595 reviews)
"Staff was super helpful and eager to please."

Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2022

Leonardo Plaza Hotel Jerusalem
Herbert Samuel Jerusalem
Herbert Samuel Jerusalem
5 out of 5
Shamai 25, Jerusalem
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (488 reviews)
"Location was great righr in the center of town. Parking.was not good but you dont need a car as it is centrally located. . Staff was wonderful and we would definitely go back"

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2022

Herbert Samuel Jerusalem
The Inbal Jerusalem
The Inbal Jerusalem
5 out of 5
Liberty Bell Park, 3, Jabotinsky St., Jerusalem, 9214502
The price is AU$440 per night from 16 Jul. to 17 Jul.
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (471 reviews)
"This is our hotel in Jerusalem. We have stayed here before and again had an excellent stay."

Reviewed on 4 Jul. 2022

The Inbal Jerusalem
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aju Ben Yehuda 23
Aju Ben Yehuda 23
Ben Yehuda St 23, Jerusalem, Jerusalem District, 9462412
The price is AU$129 per night from 13 Jul. to 14 Jul.
Stay at this apartment in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and digital TV. Popular attractions Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jaffa Gate are located nearby. ...
4/5 Very Good! (4 reviews)
"Good location."

Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2022

Aju Ben Yehuda 23
Hillel 11 Hotel
Hillel 11 Hotel
Hillel 11, Jerusalem, 9458111
The price is AU$164 per night from 31 Jul. to 1 Aug.
Stay at this family-friendly aparthotel in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, a nightclub and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (507 reviews)
"Nice clean room, good location, 20 min from the old city, 10 min from the Machaneh Yehudah Market and 2 min from the paid parking."

Reviewed on 26 May 2022

Hillel 11 Hotel
City Center Jerusalem
City Center Jerusalem
17 King George St., Jerusalem, 94230
The price is AU$150 per night from 25 Jul. to 26 Jul.
Stay at this aparthotel in Jerusalem. Enjoy free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk and a 24-hour business centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (743 reviews)
"Great location good service nice people , close to transportation, good price for good location. We love everything there , I will recommend it highly"

Reviewed on 20 May 2022

City Center Jerusalem
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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