Spring/Fall Packing List for Israel: September - October and March - May:

Visiting Israel during the spring and fall means you should to be ready for some warm weather under sunny skies and some not-so-pleasant weather with perhaps some rain or strong winds. Temperatures should range between 75-90 (F) / 24-33 (C) during the daytime and 50-60 (F) / 10-16 (C) during nights. It can get a bit chilly at night in the mountains, such as in Jerusalem, Tsfat (Safed) and the central Negev areas. 

Your hotels will usually provide towels, shampoo, soap, a hair dryer and free Wi-Fi.

Medical / Health (it is important to notify the coordinators of any medical condition):

  • Medical equipment and medications you take or use on a regular basis.
  • Prescriptions for medications and glasses
  • Sun screen (large bottle) and sun glasses
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, toiletries and feminine hygienic products


Clothing (for each person):

  • 1 Hat (brim hats cover all areas much better than baseball caps or visors)
  • 3 Pairs of short pants and 2 pairs of comfortable long pants.
  • 5-6 T-Shirts or short-sleeved shirts and 1 long-sleeved shirt
  • Women - Scarf / Shawl for holy sites
  • Socks and undergarments
  • Light wind/rain jacket


Shoes:

  • 1 Pair of comfortable, sturdy hiking/athletic shoes
  • 1 Pair of comfortable evening/dress shoes
  • 1 Pair of sandals or flip-flops


Other:

  • Your passport (make two copies the first page. Leave one with a friend or relative at home and one in the hotel safe.
  • 1 Small backpack (to put things during touring days)
  • Reusable water bottle (the water in Israel is safe to drink)
  • Electric adapter and/or converter - Scopia LLC will provide an electric adapter (not converter) for each room on a family or group tour.
  • Camera / phone / other electronic devices you may need (remember to check the electric requirements)

Winter Packing List for Israel: November - February:

Visiting Israel during the winter means should to be ready for rather unstable weather. It could be sunny in the morning and quickly turn into rain, strong winds and even snow in some areas. Temperatures should range between 50-70 (F) / 10-21 (C) during the daytime and 30-40 (F) / -1-4 (C) during nights. It can get especially cold at night in the mountains, such as in Jerusalem, Tsfat (Safed) and the central Negev areas. 

Your hotels will usually provide towels, shampoo, soap, a hair dryer and free Wi-Fi.

Medical / Health (it is important to notify the coordinators of any medical condition):

  • Medical equipment and medications you take or use on a regular basis.
  • Prescriptions for medications and glasses
  • Sun screen (large bottle) and sun glasses
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, toiletries and feminine hygienic products


Clothing (for each person):

  • 1 Hat (brim hats cover all areas much better than baseball caps or visors)
  • 2 Pairs of short pants and 2 pairs of comfortable long pants (unless you plan on needing dress pants for an event).
  • 3-4 T-Shirts or short-sleeved shirts and 2-3 long-sleeved shirts
  • Women - Scarf / Shawl for holy sites
  • Socks and Undergarments.
  • Light wind/rain jacket
  • Warm-yet-light coat, wool hat and gloves/mittens.


Shoes:

  • 1 Pair of comfortable, sturdy hiking/athletic shoes. It's best to use shoes that easily dry after walking in water.
  • 1 Pair of comfortable evening/dress shoes
  • 1 Pair of sandals or flip-flops


Other:

  • Your passport (make two copies the first page. Leave one with a friend or relative at home and one in the hotel safe.
  • 1 Small backpack (to put things during touring days)
  • Reusable water bottle (the water in Israel is safe to drink)
  • Electric adapter and/or converter - Scopia LLC will provide an electric adapter (not converter) for each room on a family or group tour.
  • Camera / phone / other electronic devices you may need (remember to check the electric requirements)

As you begin packing for your trip to Israel, remember a few important things:


  • Always pack your medications in the carry-on bag and not in the checked-in luggage. Make sure someone else on the tour knows where your medications are at all times.
  • Pack as light as you can. Most airlines allow one free suitcase about 62 inches / 157 cm when measuring height + width + length, and a maximum weight of 50 lbs / 23 kg. You are also allowed one carry-on bag and one personal item, such as a purse, laptop or tablet/phone. Be sure to check the airline website for specific details.
  • Israel is a modern country with lots of shops and malls. If you forget something - you can usually find it in Israel (although the prices will usually be much higher than back home).
  • Remember to check the electric voltage of every electronic device you plan to bring with you. Some of your devices will work on multiple systems (in which case you just need an adapter) while others will work only on a single system (such as the US 110) in which case you will need a converter. Israel's electricity works on 220 volts / 50 cycles.

Summer Packing List for Israel: June - August:

Visiting Israel during the summer means you should to be ready for hot or very warm weather under almost-always sunny skies. Temperatures should range between 80-110 (F) / 27-43 (C) during the daytime (the hottest areas being in the Jordan Valley and the Negev Desert) and 60-80 (F) / 16-27 (C) during nights. Even in the summer, it can get a bit chilly at night in the mountains, such as in Jerusalem, Tsfat (Safed) and the central Negev areas. 

Your hotels will usually provide towels, shampoo, soap, a hair dryer and free Wi-Fi.

Medical / Health (it is important to notify the coordinators of any medical condition):

  • Medical equipment and medications you take or use on a regular basis.
  • Prescriptions for medications and glasses
  • Sun screen (large bottle) and sun glasses
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, toiletries and feminine hygienic products


Clothing (for each person):

  • 1 Hat (brim hats cover all areas much better than baseball caps or visors)
  • 4 Pairs of short pants and 1 pair of comfortable long pants (unless you plan on needing dress pants for an event).
  • 7-10 T-Shirts or short-sleeved shirts and 1 long-sleeved shirt
  • Women - Scarf / Shawl for holy sites
  • Plenty of socks
  • Undergarments.


Shoes:

  • 1 Pair of comfortable, sturdy hiking/athletic shoes. It's best to use shoes that easily dry after walking in water.
  • 1 Pair of comfortable evening/dress shoes
  • 1 Pair of sandals or flip-flops


Other:

  • Your passport (make two copies the first page. Leave one with a friend or relative at home and one in the hotel safe.
  • 1 Small backpack (to put things during touring days)
  • Reusable water bottle (the water in Israel is safe to drink)
  • Electric adapter and/or converter - Scopia LLC will provide an electric adapter (not converter) for each room on a family or group tour.
  • Camera / phone / other electronic devices you may need (remember to check the electric requirements)