West Bank, Palestinian territories: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to West Bank, Palestinian territories? If you're planning to go to West Bank, I have 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 West Bank, Palestinian territories

Based on the climate and weather in West Bank, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for West Bank, Palestinian territories

Here are some general tips on what to wear in West Bank, 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


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available 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 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


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

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January

In January, West Bank is 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 West Bank, with several of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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February

In February, West Bank is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (high 10s C) and sometimes jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for West Bank, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

In March, West Bank is balmy, somewhat rainy and somewhat hazy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for West Bank, with several of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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April

April for West Bank is a perfect temperature and very hazy. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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May

If you go to West Bank in May, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot, very hazy and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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June

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

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July

If you visit West Bank during July, 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 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.

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August

If you vacation in West Bank during August, you are likely to find that it is consistently 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.

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September

September for West Bank can be very hot, somewhat hazy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

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October

If you vacation in West Bank during October, you are likely to notice that it is pretty consistently hot 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 once in a while.

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November

If you are traveling to West Bank in November, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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December

December in West Bank is chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

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Activities for West Bank, Palestinian territories

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

If you are planning to visit the charming Taffuh Underground Church, it's important to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Umm Al Rihan forest, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

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

If you go to the Convent of the Good Samaritan, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you plan go to a monastery, like Monastery of St. Theodosius, take the following:

Going to Tor-Safa Cave? You'll need:

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