What is the best time to travel to Israel?


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For those who love sun and sand, June through August are the best months to visit Israel. For those who prefer to tour the countryside, spring and fall are the best times to make the journey. Summer is the busiest time for tourism in the country.

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Calm sea conditions during summer make it the perfect season for those who enjoy water sports, including jet-skiing and wind-sailing. Lifeguards monitor the busiest beaches, including those in Tel Aviv, while beach bars sell drinks to thirsty sunbathers who line the beaches in lounge chairs.

The pleasant temperatures of spring and fall lure visitors who want to enjoy a quieter experience during a less busy season. During these seasons wildlife, and flowers are abundant on the hillsides and in the Hula Valley. Hikers, bicyclists and nature lovers prefer these times of the year, as do those who want to save money on their hotels and enjoy a less harried travel experience.

Remaining times of the year are less popular owing in large part to inclement weather. Winter rains fall throughout February and March, making touring less pleasurable, while dry, hot desert winds make the very beginning and very end of summer difficult for many non-Israelis to endure.

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