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Best time to visit Israel

Our verdict

The best time to visit Israel is September-November

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, September-November is the best time to go to Israel.

Summer temperatures in Jerusalem, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Israel, can reach a maximum of 37℃ (98℉). In the winter months, it can get down to as low as 5℃ (42℉) at night. The climate can differ in many places across Israel, and you can see more in the handy table below.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Israel are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Israel usually falls during the months surrounding March each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Learn more about when to travel to Israel, the monthly weather breakdown for the most popular destinations, FAQs and much more below. Once you’ve decided when you want to go, use our handy tools to find the best prices to suit your budget on flights, transport/transfers, places to stay, and loads more!

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

Israel seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Israel is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in Israel

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
BethlehemSeptember-November
17℃
11℃
18℃
11℃
20℃
12℃
24℃
14℃
28℃
18℃
30℃
21℃
32℃
23℃
32℃
24℃
31℃
23℃
29℃
21℃
24℃
17℃
19℃
13℃
EilatApril-May
17℃
9℃
20℃
11℃
23℃
13℃
27℃
16℃
31℃
19℃
34℃
21℃
35℃
22℃
36℃
22℃
33℃
20℃
29℃
18℃
24℃
14℃
19℃
10℃
JerusalemApril-May
16℃
9℃
18℃
10℃
21℃
12℃
25℃
14℃
29℃
18℃
32℃
21℃
33℃
23℃
34℃
23℃
32℃
22℃
28℃
20℃
23℃
15℃
18℃
11℃
Tel AvivMarch-May
17℃
13℃
18℃
13℃
20℃
14℃
22℃
15℃
26℃
19℃
28℃
22℃
30℃
24℃
30℃
24℃
29℃
23℃
27℃
22℃
24℃
18℃
19℃
15℃
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Top FAQs

Israel is in Middle East.
The warmest month of the year in Jerusalem, one of the most popular places to visit in Israel, is August.
The driest month of the year in Jerusalem, Israel, is usually around July each year.

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