Within its small perimeter, Israel holds an abundance of cultural riches, from cherished religious sites and ancient archaeological treasures to spectacular natural wonders. Birthplace and center of worship for religions such as Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, this is where biblical place names like Jerusalem and the Galilee were born. On your vacation to Israel you can explore cosmopolitan Tel Aviv by the Mediterranean, float in the Dead Sea, and explore sacred religious sites all in one trip.

Weather
Israel enjoys long, warm, dry summers (April-October) and generally mild winters (November-March), with somewhat drier, cooler weather in hilly regions. Generally speaking, temperatures are very warm, usually in the high 80’s. Tel Aviv will be hot and humid (like New York or Miami) while Jerusalem is dryer and cooler, particularly at night.

Geography
The geography of Israel is very diverse, with desert conditions in the south and snow-capped mountains in the north. To the west lies the Mediterranean Sea, which makes up the majority of the country’s 170 miles of coastline.

Major holidays & events
April 4 Pesach (Passover) Start date
April 24 Yom Ha'atzmaut (Independence Day) Start date
May 24 Shavuot (Pentecost) Start date
September14 Rosh Hashanah (New Year)
September 23 Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement)

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