Tel Aviv Travel Guide

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Best Times to Visit Tel Aviv

The best times to visit Tel Aviv are March through April and September through November. Spring and fall mark this city's "sweet" tourism spots, boasting pleasant temperatures and affordable prices. Despite the intense heat, most travelers head to Tel Aviv during the summer months, determined to hit the beaches and return home with a tan. Between May and August, expect inflated prices. The winter months also see a spike in tourism as travelers from northern countries (particularly in Europe) come to thaw.

Weather in Tel Aviv

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Average Temperature (°F)
63.5
49.3
63.9
49.6
66.6
52.7
73
57.9
76.8
63.1
81.5
69.1
84.9
73.4
86.4
74.7
84.9
72.5
81.1
66.4
74.1
58.3
66.6
52.2
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May
Jun
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Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
Average Precipitation (in)
5
3.55
2.39
0.71
0.09
0
0
0
0.02
1.04
3.12
4.98
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Feb
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Apr
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Aug
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Dec

Data sourced from the National Climatic Data Center

December-February

While you can't expect primo beach weather, you can expect slightly cool yet comfortable temps. Average daytime highs rest in the mid-60s, meaning that you'll be more inclined to stroll along the beach rather than sprawl out on it. Just be prepared for a few drizzly days; this is Tel Aviv's rainy season. Because of a slight spike in tourism, Tel Aviv hotels tend to bump their rates up during the winter months. Make sure to reserve your room at least a month in advance to ensure a decent price.

Key Events:

March-April

Spring is a great time to visit Tel Aviv. Temperatures are on the rise, and the city has yet to welcome the hordes of sun-seeking summer tourists. Expect daytime highs to hover between the mid-60s and low 70s, which is ideal for travelers looking to wander the city's markets and spend some time at an outdoor cafe. Unless you’re feeling particularly brave, it will probably still be too cold for a swim in the Mediterranean.

Key Events:

  • Purim (March; varies by year)
  • Fresh Paint (April)
  • Yom Ha'atzmaut / Israel Independence Day (April)
May-August

Summer is the most popular time to visit Tel Aviv for one reason: the beach. Temperatures range from the mid-70s to the mid-80s, making for ideal sunbathing and swimming conditions. However, heat waves are common, so don't be surprised if the thermometer pushes 90 degrees. This is also Tel Aviv's driest season, with June, July and August receiving hardly any rain. Because Tel Aviv welcomes the majority of its tourists during the summer months, you'll want to make hotel reservations at least two months in advance.

Key Events:

September-November

Autumn is another great time to visit Tel Aviv. Temperatures stay in the 70s and 80s while the majority of tourists head home. This means that you won't have to fight over prime hotel rooms to the best beach real estate. Just note that you'll most likely experience some uptick in traffic around the Jewish High Holy Days of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Although this probably won't affect your visit to Tel Aviv – most High Holy Day travelers head straight to Jerusalem – expect to see a rise in airfare prices.

Key Events:

Popular Times to Visit Tel Aviv

Average Tourist Volumes

Tourism volume is estimated based on in-market destination search query interest from Google and on travel.usnews.com in 2015-2016. Hotel prices are sourced from a sample of U.S. News Best Hotels rates through 2015-2016.

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