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Israel is a modern, developed country, and you can purchase virtually anything you need during your stay, including clothing, cosmetics, and hygiene products.

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What To Pack

What to Bring

Israel is a modern, developed country, and you can purchase virtually anything you need during your stay, including clothing, cosmetics, and hygiene products.

If you are visiting Israel during the summer you will need lightweight clothing - short-sleeved and sleeveless shirts, shorts, sandals, beach shoes and a bathing suit.  It’s also a good idea to pack a sweater or jacket, since nights in the mountains and the desert can be cool. 

If you are visiting Israel in the winter, you will need warm clothing, a coat (preferably a raincoat as well), good shoes, an umbrella, gloves, a scarf and other warm clothing.  Weather in Israel is not cold as it is in Europe, but days can be rainy and cold. 

It’s a good idea to bring a small bag for day trips.  If you are traveling to Eilat or the Dead Sea, it’s a good idea to bring a bathing suit, since it is warm enough to swim there even in the winter.

Sunscreen, a sun hat, and sunglasses are essential items throughout the year.

If you are planning on hiking, you will need good shoes and a lot of water, either in a canteen or in several bottles. You will need a sleeping bag, tent, and camping equipment only if you are planning on sleeping outdoors.  Most youth hostels supply sheets and blankets. 

 

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
Pools attract wide variety of birdlife, including ducks, plovers, yellow wagtails, red-...
This wall, carefully preserved amid modern construction in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter g...
One of the most impressive sites for watching the migration of predatory birds. Thousan...
The Cardo, running beneath today’s Jewish Quarter in Old Jerusalem, was the city’s main...
The combination of the coast and large area of pools creates interesting bird watching ...
The ruins of a twelfth-century church now mark the village of Emmaus, toward which two ...
 

 Accommodations

 
​Located in the heart of Jerusalem, overlooking the biblical landscape of Jerusalem. A ...
The HI-Arad hostel is located in the city of Arad in the heart of the Negev desert.
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