Israel in June: Weather, Tips & Urban Adventure

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With plenty of sunshine and balmy temperature, a trip to Israel in June is primed for outdoor excursions, festivals, and events. Though summer in Israel is notorious for its oppressive heat, this is not the case in June, as the season offers a more moderate and pleasant climate. Israel’s weather in June is perfect for enjoying a perfect beach holiday, be it in Tel Aviv, Haifa or Eilat. This is also a good time to check out the historic sights in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Nazareth.

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Israel Weather in June

Sea of Galilee during June in Israel.
In Israel, the Galilee Sea can grow hot throughout the day in June.

Israel’s weather in June is ideal for beach holiday and sightseeing trips. Expect plenty of sunshine and warm afternoons. Daily temperatures range between 23°C and 33°C. The weather is a bit cooler along the Mediterranean coast. The Dead Sea and resorts closer to the Galilee Sea can get hot during the day, with the mercury sometimes reaching 35°C. June is the driest month in Tel Aviv, but it should not deter travelers from taking a sightseeing tour of the city.

For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the best time to visit Israel.

Weather in Israel in June - Rainfall and Temperatures

May Jun Jul
Avg Daily (°C) 27 29 31
Avg Nightly (°C) 15 18 21
Avg Daily (°F) 81 85 88
Avg Nightly (°F) 59 65 70
Avg Rainfall (mm) 10 10 10

Why Visit Israel in June

Beach of Eilat at dawn in Israel in June.
Take advantage of the pleasant weather and hit the beach while you travel to Israel in June.
A man diving among corals and fishes in Israel.
Admire the breathtaking sea landscapes and colorful fish while you scuba dive in Israel.

The sunny weather in Israel in June is pleasant, which makes a perfect opportunity to enjoy the country’s beauty. Here are the top reasons why you should visit Israel in June:

  • Beach getaways: Take advantage of the sunny weather in June in Israel by hitting the beaches. From Dado Beach in Haifa and Tel Aviv Beach to Princess Beach in Eilat, you can bask in the sunshine and enjoy swimming in the pleasant water.
  • Underwater adventures: Whether you are experienced or a beginner, swimming in the Gulf of Eilat is an unforgettable experience. Try diving and scuba diving to admire the breathtaking sea landscapes and colorful fish.
  • Events and festivals: The warmer temperature in Israel in June means there are plenty of festivities to enjoy. Celebrate Shavuot, White Nights, and Gay Pride Week, each offering many fun activities.
  • Urban adventures: June is the driest month in Tel Aviv, so it is an ideal time to visit world-class museums like the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and Joseph Bau House Museum. You can also explore the city’s historic attractions and bustling nightlife scene.

Where to Go and What to Do

The Church of St. Catherine in Bethlehem.
Church of St. Catherine is the parish church for Bethlehem's Catholics and shares a wall with Nativity church.

If you visit Israel in June, start your trip from Tel Aviv. This Mediterranean tourist hotspot has miles of beaches, excellent museums, Port of Jaffa, and a hip nightlife scene. For cooler temperatures, head to Bethlehem, where you can explore stunning historic attractions like the Milk Grotto, St. Catherine’s Church, and Church of the Nativity. Depending on your trip duration, there are many other destinations to include in your itinerary.

For outdoor adventurers, there are just as many exciting opportunities. Relax on the stunning Dado Beach in when you visit Haifa or explore the picture-perfect Princess Beach in Eilat. The water temperature is perfect for enjoying a dip. While in Eilat, try your hand at diving in the Gulf of Eilat to marvel at the beauty of underwater landscapes and marine life.

Israel also takes on a festive mood in June, with plenty of events and festivals lined up throughout the month. Participate in Shavuot, a harvest celebration that includes plenty of entertainment and plays. If you enjoy an all-night party, White Nights offer rock concerts, beach parties and bar-hopping opportunities all night. The Gay Pride Week in Tel Aviv attracts thousands of people from around the world with many events and a glamorous parade.

Israel in June offers plenty of sunshine and longer days. Whether you prefer a relaxing beach getaway in Haifa, an exciting city adventure in Tel Aviv, or diving in the Gulf of Eilat, you will have many options to choose from. Just remember to plan your holiday well in advance to get the best deals. Have a look at our Israel budget tours.

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Published by Astha Joshi, updated on May 9, 2023

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