One of the most common questions we frequently get asked is "when is the best time to visit Israel?" and while there is no specific time of year that is unpleasant or impossible, different seasons and events bring different weather conditions and certainly characterize your visit. So the answer to your question is… it depends on what kind of person you are, what you're interested in, and what is the meaning behind your visit…
1. The Summer – for beach lovers
If you’re a beach lover like we are and you can stand some heat - June, July, and August are sure to give you hot temperatures and clear skies. Israel's beaches are of course busiest during the summer months giving you access to beach chairs, restaurants, beach bars, life guards, and more. Also, if you're into water sports than Israel beaches are perfect for you. Whether you like surfing, kite-surfing, snorkeling, Sup boarding, or tubing…beaches all across Israel offer you equipment rentals, teachers, and more. So, if you love lounging around in the heat on the beach with a cool drink in your hand or are active, the summer is the perfect time to visit for you.
2. Spring and Fall – best for touring
The weather in spring in fall is fairly warm but not too hot. Sites are quieter and there are not as many tourist (apart from the Jewish holidays – Passover and Rosh Hashanah), which makes the hotels cheaper. Israel in the spring is one of the most beautiful sites – colorful flowers bloom and the wildlife come out of hibernation. The pleasant temperature also allows you to be active and go hiking in an enjoying manner.
3. Jewish Holidays – Passover or Rosh Hashanah These two holidays are the biggest holiday's Jewish people from all over the world come to Israel to indulge and enjoy. These two fall on March/April and September/October (respectively). Families usually come out to visit, explore, and take pleasure in. Many parks, museums, and streets are busy. The only downside can be the cost of the flights and because of the holidays, some businesses and store may be close on specific days.
4. Christmas and Easter in Israel
If you are a Christian who would want to visit Israel, than nothing makes it more magical than to visit on the holy days you celebrate. The experience of visiting some of the holiest places in the world (such as Bethlehem and Jerusalem) couldn’t be more memorable.
Visiting Israel of course depends on who you are, your purpose of visiting, and what you are interested in. There are many other events throughout the year that Israel is famous for that attract many from around the world such as Tel Aviv Gay Pride Parade (early June), festivals (such as nature parties), concerts (famous pop-stars, DJs, bands, etc.), exhibitions, and many more!
By: Lani Shamah