Bethlehem, Palestinian territories: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Bethlehem, Palestinian territories? If you're planning to go to Bethlehem, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Bethlehem, Palestinian territories

Based on the climate and weather in Bethlehem, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Bethlehem, Palestinian territories by month

January

In January, Bethlehem is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C).

This is also a rainy time for Bethlehem, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage

February

February in Bethlehem is crisp and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella

March

March in Bethlehem is mild, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

April

If you vacation in Bethlehem during April, you are likely to find that it is warm and very hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts

May

May is extremely warm, very hazy and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

June

If you go to Bethlehem in June, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

If you vacation in Bethlehem during July, you are likely to find that it can be very hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Short sleeve shirts

August

If you vacation in Bethlehem during August, you are likely to find that it is constantly hot, very hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (low 20s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

September

If you go to Bethlehem in September, you will notice that it is really hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses

October

If you vacation in Bethlehem during October, you are likely to find that it is extremely warm and somewhat hazy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage

November

November in Bethlehem is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

December

If you go to Bethlehem in December, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Bethlehem, Palestinian territories

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Bethlehem, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and H
  • A SIM card that works in Bethlehem
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • Appropriate museum wear

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