If you ever ask a person who has been all around the world about which country is a must-visit because of its beauty and uniqueness, almost all of them will probably answer your questions with Israel. The number of tourist attractions is almost unlimited.
This is probably one of the oldest countries in the world and it is the birthplace for one of the most popular religions in the world such as Christianity and Judaism. This tells us just how rich with history and culture this country and its people are.
However, while you should visit one of the many holy sites on this land, going to Israel is not just about looking at religious antiques and buildings.
There are amazing cities, beautiful landscapes, white sand beaches and some nature locations you should definitely check out. It is crazy to think that such a small country is so rich with history and culture.
Although, just like any other vacation location in the world, you should first consider at what time you should visit this country. You do not want to plan your vacation just to end up for hours and hours in your apartment waiting for the rain outside to stop, right? That’s just wasted time, wasted money and wasted free days at work.
So, to help you achieve the best possible vacation, here are some of the best times to visit Israel.
Summer – June to August
If you are the type of person who loves hot weather, beach games and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea then you should definitely visit this place during the summer months. It is almost one hundred percent that the days through June July and August will be constantly hot and rid of any clouds. The skies will always be blue, the sun will be shining and the water will look inviting.
Keep in mind that a lot of tourists love to visit Israel during these months, so be prepared for hordes of tourists, but if that does not bother you, you will have a great time. If you want to avoid crowds while going to the beach you should probably be there before 11 am and go home around 1 or 2 pm. Although, if you love the crows then you should know that most people like to go from 12 am to 4 or 5 pm.
A lot of museums during this time might be closed down because people are there for swimming in the sea, checking out the oases and other refreshing adventures that they might find.
While Tel Aviv’s attractions might be closed down during the day, the city becomes alive during the night. If you are looking for a place to stay in Israel during these months, check out golan-exposure.co.il.
Fall and Spring
Both of these seasons offer nice and warm weather, but not too hot to become unbearable. It is also a much calmer time because of the many holidays and that because many of the students around the world have started their school year which means they will be too busy to roam the streets of Tel Aviv. Even though tourism is not as active during this time, it doesn’t mean that tourist attractions won’t be active.
If you want to go during the spring season then you should consider going in May. The weather is almost perfect and you will not have to bother packing a ton of clothes. It will be quite warm and there won’t be any rains or downpours which means you won’t have to bring umbrellas or other similar clothing.
If you want to witness the Independence Day and the Memorial Day with your own two eyes, then you should consider planning your vacation at the end of April since these two national holidays are held from April 27th to April 29th. It is definitely something you should not miss out on.
Although we have to admit that picking between the national holiday and the Shavuot festival that starts from May 28th and lasts until May 30th is a bit difficult. Your best option would be for you to stay in Israel for an entire month. You will be having fun throughout your entire stay, don’t worry about getting bored at this time.
We already mentioned both the Memorial and Independence Day as two great holidays that tourists should not miss out on. But, there’s even more to April than just that. It is a time when the rains start to settle down a bit and the temperature reaches a nice balance between 65 and 75 degrees. One of the biggest Jewish holidays is also held in April, commonly known as Passover or Pesach. It is one of the Three Pilgrimage Festivals together with Shavuot that is held in May and Sukkot which is held in the fall.
During Passover, most people will be on holiday and won’t be at work, the same applies to all the kids too. There won’t be any school for them which means the streets of Israel will be filled with the laughter of children and their families.
However, you will still have the option to visit any museum you want since they continue working even during the holidays. Not only are they working full time, but they also prepare special programs and tours to properly show you Israel’s history and culture.
If you are looking for a time when Israel still has hot weather, but you want to avoid all the other tourists then September is the perfect option for you. It is definitely the most balanced month.
Although, you should be careful not to plan your vacation anywhere around September 27th and September 28th as this date is 2020’s Yom Kippur. Yom Kippur is the most important day of the year in Judaism which is also knowns as the Day of Atonement. This means that almost every stops working, whether its bars, restaurants, night clubs, museums, and everything. Even public transport can get shut down during Yom Kippur.