Jerusalem, Israel: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Jerusalem, Israel? If you're planning to go to Jerusalem, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Jerusalem, Israel

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

Important essentials for Jerusalem, Israel

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may become worn. An unreadable vaccination card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks don't exist for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have unreliable tap water, so it's useful to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a great kit.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Jerusalem, Israel by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

If you visit Jerusalem during January, you might notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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February

February in Jerusalem is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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March

March in Jerusalem is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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April

April is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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May

May is warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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June

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

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July

If you vacation in Jerusalem during July, you may see that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally around 40 during the day.

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August

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

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September

September is hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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October

If you vacation in Jerusalem during October, you will probably find that it is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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November

Traveling to Jerusalem in November, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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December

Traveling to Jerusalem in December, you will notice that it is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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Activities for Jerusalem, Israel

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Jerusalem.

If you see the Rockefeller Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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