Jerusalem and Bethlehem are only about two hours from Tel Aviv; because they are located so close together many people take a full day's road trip to visit both. The easiest option is to join a tour or hire a car and driver. Roads and traffic can be complicated, and the drive is much more pleasant as a passenger. Your first stop is Bethlehem, a surprisingly lively town blending the din of traffic with several ancient sites of worship like the Nativity Church and the Church of the Milk Grotto. Jerusalem is even more impressive: one of the oldest cities in the world, it has a wealth of historical sites including the Wailing Wall, King David's Tomb and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. With proper planning, you can be back in Tel Aviv for dinner.
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Jerusalem is a more traditional city in Israel yet there is low key LGBT community. The Pride Parade is more political than the festival in Tel Aviv. Still the city boasts incredible historical and artistic sites.