Sea of Galilee region, Israel: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Sea of Galilee region, Israel? If you're planning to go to Sea of Galilee region, this 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 Sea of Galilee region, Israel

Based on the climate and weather in Sea of Galilee region, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

Important essentials for Sea of Galilee region, Israel

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently wear away. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • 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).

  • (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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

What to wear/what to pack for Sea of Galilee region, Israel by month

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January

If you visit Sea of Galilee region during January, you are likely to see that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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February

If you go to Sea of Galilee region in February, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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March

In March, Sea of Galilee region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Sea of Galilee region, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April here is hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains once in a while.

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May

If you are traveling to Sea of Galilee region in May, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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June

If you go to Sea of Galilee region in June, you will notice that it can be excruciatingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the 90s F (mid 30s C).

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July

If you visit Sea of Galilee region during July, you will probably see that it is scorchingly hot and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

August here can be sizzling and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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September

September in Sea of Galilee region is sweltering and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 90s F (mid 30s C) during the day.

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October

October can be very hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains sometimes.

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November

If you vacation in Sea of Galilee region during November, you might find that it is a perfect temperature. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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December

Traveling to Sea of Galilee region in December, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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Activities for Sea of Galilee region, Israel

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Sea of Galilee region.

If you are intending to see the must-see Church of the Multiplication at Tabgha, it's useful to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Arbel mountain, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you go to the Museum of Yarmukan Culture, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Church & Monastery of the Apostles, take the following:

Going to Eremos Cave? You'll need:

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