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

Traveling to Safed, Israel? If you're planning to go to Safed, I've got 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 Safed, Israel

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

Important essentials for Safed, Israel

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Safed is cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

In February, Safed is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Safed, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 60%. Additionally, it is breezy.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March in Safed is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you go to Safed in April, you will notice that it is warm and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

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

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

If you are traveling to Safed in June, 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).

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

If you go to Safed in July, you will notice that it can be very hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

If you visit Safed during August, you will probably see that it is really hot 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 70s F (mid 20s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you go to Safed in September, you will notice that it is extremely hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

If you vacation in Safed during October, you will probably see that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little 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 between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

If you visit Safed during November, you may see that it is warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Safed is balmy and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Synagogues often have dress requirements. At Ari Ashkenazi synagogue:

If you go to the HaMeiri Museum for Safed History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Safed, Israel

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

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