Israel in detail

When to go and weather

High Season (Jul & Aug)

  • Warm in Jerusalem, muggy in Tel Aviv, infernal in Eilat, Tiberias and the Dead Sea.
  • Hotel prices spike and rooms are scarce.
  • Jewish holidays of Passover, Rosh HaShanah and Sukkot are also high season.

Shoulder (Sep–Nov & Mar–Jun)

  • Sometimes rainy but more often warm and sunny.
  • Spring wildflowers make March and April ideal for hiking.
  • Local tourist demand spikes during the week-long Jewish holidays of Passover and Sukkot.

Low Season (Dec–Feb)

  • Chilly or downright cold in the north, especially at higher elevations.
  • Popular time to head to the warmth of Eilat and the Dead Sea.