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 56°F 219mm 57°F 148mm 59°F 95mm 63°F 51mm 73°F 0mm 79°F 0mm 81°F 0mm 83°F 0mm 80°F 0mm 76°F 23mm 70°F 1mm 59°F 246mm
Jerusalem 53°F 220mm 55°F 184mm 57°F 258mm 63°F 39mm 75°F 0mm 79°F 0mm 80°F 0mm 81°F 0mm 79°F 0mm 74°F 33mm 68°F 6mm 57°F 240mm
Negev Desert 45°F 51mm 46°F 60mm 46°F 115mm 48°F 111mm 52°F 30mm 55°F 56mm 61°F 30mm 59°F 112mm 57°F 87mm 51°F 135mm 45°F 107mm 45°F 118mm
Tel Aviv 56°F 217mm 58°F 149mm 59°F 143mm 64°F 41mm 71°F 0mm 78°F 0mm 83°F 0mm 83°F 0mm 81°F 0mm 76°F 26mm 70°F 6mm 60°F 241mm
Tiberias & Sea of Galilee 51°F 311mm 53°F 186mm 56°F 146mm 62°F 66mm 77°F 0mm 80°F 0mm 81°F 0mm 82°F 0mm 80°F 0mm 74°F 29mm 68°F 18mm 55°F 363mm
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