Best Time to Visit Israel

With a Mediterranean coastline and being north of the equator Israel’s seasons are in line with Europe. This means that the best time to visit climate-wise is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the daytime temperatures aren't too extreme, as they are in the summer (June to August).

It does of course depend somewhat on where you go in Israel; March can be cold and rainy in northern Israel but is balmy by the Gulf of Aqaba and the Dead Sea. April is probably the best time to visit Israel, when temperatures are warm and wildflowers are in bloom. Winter can be cold and rainy in some areas. Each of our Israel itineraries has its own guide on the best time to complete that tour of Israel. If you aren’t sure then do contact us and a member of our Israel travel team will discuss things to do in Israel with you, where to stay and recommend when you should visit Israel.

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Climate guide for Israel

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Haifa & North Coast 13°C 219mm 14°C 148mm 15°C 95mm 17°C 51mm 23°C 0mm 26°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 28°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 24°C 23mm 21°C 1mm 15°C 246mm
Jerusalem 12°C 220mm 13°C 184mm 14°C 258mm 17°C 39mm 24°C 0mm 26°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 26°C 0mm 24°C 33mm 20°C 6mm 14°C 240mm
Negev Desert 7°C 51mm 8°C 60mm 8°C 115mm 9°C 111mm 11°C 30mm 13°C 56mm 16°C 30mm 15°C 112mm 14°C 87mm 10°C 135mm 7°C 107mm 7°C 118mm
Tel Aviv 14°C 217mm 15°C 149mm 15°C 143mm 18°C 41mm 22°C 0mm 26°C 0mm 28°C 0mm 29°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 25°C 26mm 21°C 6mm 15°C 241mm
Tiberias & Sea of Galilee 11°C 311mm 12°C 186mm 13°C 146mm 17°C 66mm 25°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 27°C 0mm 28°C 0mm 26°C 0mm 24°C 29mm 20°C 18mm 13°C 363mm
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