Pre-Travel Guide for Israel


Whenever I plan my trip, I always check the weather at the destination.Every location has the best time to visit, so i make a habit to read about it. This has always helped in planning  my travel , places to visit , festivals to attend and nature to enjoy. Here I have put across all the important things which will help in your trip for ISRAEL.

Weather in Israel

The winters are colder than the temperature shows in degrees/Celsius. Even the temperature has variation depending on where you are planning the visit. Various factors contribute towards it – adjoining sea , lakes and high plateau.

November to March is the Winter period. The temperature ranges from 5-10C. You really need to have warm clothes to roam outside. Also check the rain forecast before moving out. Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee will be very cold at night.

March to May is Spring. The temperature ranges from 15-20C. But again Jerusalem and the Sea of Galilee will be very cold (5-10C).

June to October is the Summer time. Israel Temperature would be 27-32C. Tel Aviv and Tiberias will be Hot and Humid. Much better time to visit Tel Aviv , the place is much lively .Jerusalem will be dry and cooler at this time.

Israel Festivals

It was established as a Music festival, the Israel Festival has become the National Festival to showcase their Fresh Talent in different categories. Dancers, Musicians, Artists, Actors all take the street and stage to showcase their talent and skills. Everyone contributes to the Festival and feels pride to be a part of it.

Jerusalem Beer Festival

This is a Unique Festival with over 100 types of beer to offer. International Brewers folks will be available to showcase their products during this Festival. You will get a chance to taste the beer before you purchase. The night is arranged with music on the street with some local and national artists.

White Night Tel-Aviv

This place is very lively and the city is bustling. Someone decided, why can’t we keep all the things the whole night so people can enjoy a full night. So the White Night came into picture, when all the street stages, restaurants’ stay open and parties are all over the place. Music flows over Tel Aviv City.

Karmiel Dance Festival

Once a year Israel organizes this biggest Dance Festival and more than 2 Lacs people witness non-stop dance performances from those amazing artists for 3 days. Competition, workshop and showcase is the agenda of this lively festival. This Festival is suitable for all the age groups.

Israel Festival Calendar 2017

Here’s an overview of the Festival which will be held in Israel in 2017. You also have to look at this comprehensive list.

  • May – June(Dates TBD): Israel Festival (Jerusalem)
  • June 4th-9th: Tel Aviv Pride (Tel Aviv)
  • June 30th: White Night at Tel-Aviv
  • August 8th-10th: Karmiel Dance Festival
  • August (Dates TBD):: Kelzmer Music Festival
  • August- September (Dates TBD):  Jerusalem Beer Festival

Find Cheap Flights

I will suggest searching on every single website and compare the flight charges before you book your flight. And if you have the option of changing dates, then you should try to find more cheap flights. You can start your search with your local airline Philippine Airline and also look for other Make my Trip; they give combo offers of cheap flight + Hotel. Other sites are Momondo, Kayah and Cebu Pacific.

Find Hotels

Everyone has a different requirement for a hotel. So first you prioritize your requirements such as; you are travelling with family, , budget , cleanliness :-), which city you want to stay (the center of the country, so that you will not need to add extra time in travelling the other routes). Now you can start your search and very important thing, always read reviews about the hotel you are going to book. You can look at Tripadvisor, Agoda, Ctrip and Trivago 

After checking the hotel rate do check on the hotel website also. Definitely check whether the rates offered are refundable or non-refundable , is VAT included or not ? . Don’t escape the long statement during the booking , usually those are the ones that have hidden costs.

Useful Words

Hello – Shalom

Great – Sababa

Yes or No – Chen & Lo

What’s up – Ma nishmá

Thanks a lot – Toda

See you – Lehitra’ot

My Brother – Ach shely (or Achi)

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