I chose Haifa as my base camp in the Northern and Central parts of Israel. Thanks to the pretty extensive and efficient railways network I was able to get to so many destinations in the most densely populated part of the country from the Merkaz HaShmona Station.
Akko or Acre is a small town across the bay to the North from Haifa. It is most famous for it old town which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the well preserved expositions from the Crusader and Ottoman periods.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have much time in Jerusalem — a sprawling and hilly city of utmost historical importance. Half a day is clearly not enough for a meaningful walk, let alone visiting museums.
Yad VaShem (The World Holocaust Remembrance Center) alone took three hours — a solemn but must experience.