What to take with you to Israel in winter

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Israel boasts a variety of tourist spots, festivals, and fun activities that are available all year round. The 123 Trip Tel Aviv company knows everything about the winter season and knows how to adapt a trip to your interests and notions of excellent rest.

Winter is the best time to visit Israel. What to bring with you?

Depending on the region, winter can mean temperate sunlight with occasional rain. Prices for everything are lower, and tourist sites are generally less crowded. Car rental, tours, guide, personal driver? Call us! You will be surprised by the price difference between summer and winter. Packing for a trip? You may need:

  • light down jacket, fleece tracksuit, headdress;
  • waterproof or water-resistant footwear;
  • umbrella, a couple of light raincoats;
  • sunscreen, sunglasses, beach accessories;
  • standard first-aid kit so that minor ailment doesn’t have a chance to ruin your vacation.

Don’t forget your passport, smartphone, bank cards.

More cultural events take place in winter than in summer. 123 Trip Tel Aviv will tell you everything, offer everything, book everything, and make sure you don’t forget anything while getting ready for a trip.

Early winter – November to early January

The weather is usually lovely in early winter, pleasant during the day and a bit chilly at night. There may be rain, but it rarely lasts more than a day. December and early January are the most magical times of the year for Christian pilgrims and people who want to spend their Christmas or Easter in the Holy Land. In Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, many bars and clubs throw huge celebrations and parties on New Year's Eve.

See the sea, desert, and mountains

November is the best month to surf on the Israeli coastline.

Masada fortress, antique Qumran, and the Ein Gedi oasis are nice to visit in winter. At this time there is no heat, and the chance of rain is about 1%. The Dead Sea is warm enough for a short bath, and all tourist attractions are open.

In the Sea of Galilee area, winter is mild, from cool to quite warm. You can enjoy mineral hot springs among the picturesque ruins of the Roman-Byzantine period in Hamat Gader.

Snow is a possibility in the mountainous parts of the country. If enough snow falls, there’s a great place to ski in Israel – Mount Hermon in the northern part of the country.

We offer a trip to the Red Sea and the Negev Desert region. The weather here is perfect, with a lot of sunny days and no exhausting summer heat.

It’s pretty cool in Jerusalem in January. Just make sure you bring the right clothing.

And we’ll make a backup plan of indoor activities – museums, concerts, tastings – in case of heavy rain.

Late Winter: mid-January to February

This is the wettest and coldest period. The coastline areas can be especially rainy. The mountaintops of Jerusalem, Galilee, and Golan Heights experience occasional snowfall. However, Israel greets many cool days with sunshine, and this is a paradise for winter activities. When there’s no rain in the forecast, January and February are a great time to go hiking and visit national parks, which are full of freshness, greenery, and flowers. Everything is open but with an earlier sunset, outdoor sites close earlier.

Watch birds

In January and February, head to Galilee to see thousands of cranes and white pelicans in Hula Lake Park. Visit Ma'agan Michael kibbutz at the foot of Mount Carmel to watch seagulls, herons, and shorebirds. Don’t miss the arrival of Eastern Imperial eagles in Western Negev during late winter. Don’t forget to take a camera and binoculars!

123 Trip Tel Aviv suggests you plan your winter routes both in southern and northern Israel. With us, you will be flexible, and we will make decisions according to the weather forecast. You’re fully mobile with a rented car! Contact us and tell us what your preferences are: nature, archaeology, culture, religion. In return, you’ll get recommendations, tips, and routes in accordance with your wishes.

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