When is the best time to go to Israel?

When is the best time to go to Israel? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • The weather is good in Israel throughout the year
  • The weather is good all year in Jerusalem
  • On average, the warmest months in Jerusalem are June, July, August and September, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The cities with the best climate are Jerusalem, Acre, Eilat, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Galilee, Massada, Nazareth, Ariel and Ashdod, with good weather at least 11 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Acre are July, August, September and October

Annual weather in Israel

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Israel for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 50°F to 70°F
0 to 10 days*
February 52°F to 72°F
1 to 7 days*
March 58°F to 77°F
0 to 5 days*
April 67°F to 86°F
0 to 3 days*
May 74°F to 94°F
0 to 1 days*
June 77°F to 99°F
0 days
July 79°F to 103°F
0 days
August 79°F to 103°F
0 days
September 77°F to 97°F
0 to 1 days*
October 72°F to 90°F
0 to 3 days*
November 63°F to 81°F
0 to 5 days*
December 54°F to 74°F
0 to 8 days*
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Israel by cities

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The best months to go to Jerusalem are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.



The best months to go to Acre are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.



The best months to go to Eilat are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Israel

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Israel and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Jerusalem, Acre, Eilat, Haifa and Tel Aviv, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Israel

Find out when Israel has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Israel

The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March and June. The number of visitors to Israel is high in: April, May, July, August, September, October, November and December.

  • Very low season in Israel: January and February.
  • Low season in Israel: March and June.
  • High season in Israel: April, May, July, September and November.
  • Peak season in Israel: August, October and December.

Figure: Visitor index for Israel month by month

Average price for flights to Israel

A return flight between London and Tel Aviv is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 132 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 163 more for your airline ticket to Tel Aviv if you go in august.

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Where to go in Israel?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Tel Aviv65°F67°F70°F76°F81°F85°F88°F90°F88°F85°F77°F70°F
Bat Yam65°F67°F70°F76°F81°F85°F88°F90°F88°F85°F77°F68°F
Bet She'an65°F68°F72°F79°F88°F92°F95°F97°F94°F88°F79°F70°F
Bet Shemesh68°F70°F76°F83°F90°F94°F97°F97°F95°F90°F79°F72°F


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Is this weather information for Israel reliable?

Climate data for Israel has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Israel allows us to determine the average for each month in Jerusalem, Acre, Eilat, Haifa, Tel Aviv, Galilee, Massada, Nazareth, and 25 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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