Bethlehem, like Jerusalem, can be snowy in winter and enjoys cooler climes in the midst of the otherwise sweltering summer. If you’re seeking Yuletide spirit, bring your woolly jumper and don’t miss out on a crisp, cold Bethlehem Christmas.

Balmier Jericho is the place to escape chillier winter days and can be oppressively hot during the summer months. If you’re considering doing some hiking around Wadi Qelt or elsewhere, spring and autumn are the best times.