Depending upon your starting point, you can reach your Israeli destination in a variety of ways. Whatever way you choose, though, your goal should be to arrive at your hotel in Israel relatively relaxed with a minimum amount of jetlag. How do you achieve that goal if you have to fly some 15 hours to reach Israel? Our suggestions below can help you solve this problem with only a minimum degree of effort.
Pack a few days before your trip and get a good night’s sleep
If you’re planning to leave at 7:00 am to go to the airport, don’t pack all night long the day before. You’ll need all the sleep you can get. Make a list of items that you’ll need to pack for your trip, and start packing a few days prior to your departure. You can review your list at any time – the last thing you want to worry about is if you forgot to pack the essentials, like your razor or toothbrush. Although you can buy the missing items in most of the hotels in Israel, you probably don’t want to spend the time or money on replacing the items.
Reset your body’s time clock on the plane
The sooner you adjust your body to the new time zone, the easier it will be for you. When you board the plane, set your watch to Israeli time – that means eating meals and sleeping according to the new time. Most airlines assist with the time change by serving breakfast, lunch, or dinner according to Israeli time. Another tip is to stay away from caffeinated drinks, whether it’s coffee or soda. These drinks can dehydrate you as well as make it nearly impossible to sleep on the plane. You want to arrive refreshed when you arrive at your hotel in Israel.
Decide how you’ll arrive to your hotel in Israel before you land
There’s nothing worse than getting off the plane, absolutely exhausted, and then having to decide how to get to your hotel. Plan your final transportation needs prior to take-off. Either go online and search for bus or train schedules or call relatives or friends to make arrangements. If you’re on a group tour, then you shouldn’t have to worry about your mode of transportation from the airport as it’s probably already been pre-arranged.