What Is the Best Time of Year to Visit Israel?

When visiting Israel one should make sure that why you want to visit the country as well as what kind of money you want to spend.

By Carmen Slabbert
Edited by Joel Taylor

Published December 30, 2021.

Israel is a very versatile country to visit. Depending on what kind of experience you want to have and your available budget, you have to consider a few things. When visiting the country while they are celebrating special holidays like Christmas or Easter, Israel will be much busier than usual. However, the country's natural beauty makes it a worthwhile place to visit all year round.

Why You Should Visit Israel


When visiting Israel during summer, the clear blue skies and hot weather make it the perfect time of the year for a visit. During this season, most people hang out on the beaches. This season stretches from June to August and includes the following summer festivities and more:

  • Tel Aviv Gay Pride
  • Jerusalem Festival of Lights
  • Jerusalem Wine Festival
  • Hutzot Hayatxer Fair


From September to November, it is Autumn in Israel, the rainy season. Because of all the rain, there is an array of blooming flowers and pleasant temperatures. During this season, you will experience the following events and more:

  • The Celebration of Rosh Hashanah
  • Yom Kippur
  • Succot
  • Simchat Torah
  • Eid Al Adha


The cheapest season to visit Israel is winter, from December to February. During these months, there are only a few tourists, and you can experience the following festivities and more:

  • Hanukkah (Jewish Festival of Lights)
  • Christmas
  • Jacob’s Ladder Folk Festival
  • Hamshshalayim


March to May is spring in Israel. This is also one of the most popular seasons as it is not too hot or too cold. Some festivities during this season include:

  • The Purim Parade
  • Passover
  • Easter
  • Jerusalem Marathon
  • Jerusalem Day.


With this vast array of events and festivals, there isn't really a best time or month to go visit or tour Israel. The only thing that will influence your decision is how much you are willing to spend and your personal preferences for events and sites of worship you'd like to witness.