Jerusalem, Israel: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

January

If you vacation in Jerusalem during January, you are likely to find that it can be brisk 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

February

February in Jerusalem can be very chilly 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

March

March in Jerusalem can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

April

If you visit Jerusalem during April, you are likely to find that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

May

If you visit Jerusalem during May, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

July

If you visit Jerusalem during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot 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.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

August

If you go to Jerusalem in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

September

If you vacation in Jerusalem during September, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally around 40 during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

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

October

October here is a perfect temperature and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain boots
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Rain coat

November

If you go to Jerusalem in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

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

December

If you vacation in Jerusalem during December, you are likely to find that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C).

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

What to wear/what to pack:

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

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and H
  • A SIM card that works in Jerusalem
  • 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
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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