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From the Mediterranean coast to the Negev desert to the Galilee mountains, Israel is as varied geographically as it is culturally. It is a small country but one with rich history, culture, and heritage. Just a visit to Jerusalem—home to holy sites for the Jews, Muslims, and Christians—gives you a sense of how diverse Israel is. No wonder, this Holy Land is among one of the most popular destinations for pilgrims and holidaymakers alike. There are plenty of sights to visit and activities to enjoy in Israel around the year. But if you are visiting Israel in November, so much the better. The weather is perfect around this time of year—hot summer long over and cold winter yet to fully set in.

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Israel Weather in November

A bright sunny day on Hilton Bay Beach, Tel Aviv
The Hilton Bay Beach in Israel is the perfect place to enjoy the country's warm weather during November.

The weather in Israel in November is nothing short of pleasant. The maximum daytime temperature ranges between 19°C to 27°C depending on where you are in the country. Cities like Eilat and other areas around the Red Sea and the Dead Sea are typically warmer compared to Jerusalem and surrounding cities. At night, the temperature can hover anywhere between 12°C and 15°C, a perfect condition to enjoy the Israeli nightlife. The best thing about the weather in Israel in November is that it is still warm enough for a trip to the beach.

Not sure when to visit Israel? For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the best time to visit Israel.

Weather in Israel in November - Rainfall and Temperatures

Avg Daily (°C)282418
Avg Nightly (°C)17129
Avg Daily (°F)837665
Avg Nightly (°F)635449
Avg Rainfall (mm)307080

Why visit Israel in November

The top view of Bahaha'i World Centre gardens in Israel during November.
Take advantage of fewer crowds to explore the Bahaha'i World Center garden in Israel during November.

Israel is a year-round holiday destination. But there is a special allure to this country if you visit in November. Below are a few reasons why your trip to Israel in November can be special:

  • Jerusalem Knights Festival: The annual festival takes place in the Old City’s Christian quarters and provides an interesting glimpse into middle-age Jerusalem. The festival features street performances, knight fights, music, and theater.
  • Cheaper rates: November is one of the cheapest months to visit Israel. As there are no major Jewish or general holidays during this period, not many people visit Israel in November. So you can find accommodation and airfare at much cheaper rates.
  • Fewer crowds: Low arrival of tourists and pilgrims in Israel in November offers travelers a great opportunity to explore the country’s top attractions at their own leisure, with fewer distracting visitors around.

Where to go and what to do

The panoramic view of Jerusalem in Israel during November.
Explore the city of Jerusalem and immerse yourself in its ancient heritage

The pleasant Israel weather in November offers the perfect excuse to remain outdoors all day. Thankfully, there are numerous sites and activities to keep you engaged.

You can start with a full-day tour from Tel Aviv to the shores of the Dead Sea via the Judean Hills. You will get to see the ancient palace of Masada in all its glory and visit the Dead Sea Mineral Beach, the lowest place on earth. We recommend you visit the Yad Vashem Museum and solemnly absorb stories about the Holocaust and how the Jews were able to navigate such a dark point in their history. Even if you are not religious, a tour of Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jericho, and the River Jordan could still prove fascinating.

For water lovers, a surreal snorkeling experience inside Eilat’s colorful waters should be too tempting to pass on. The waters are home to more than 10,000 different sea creatures, and you can take breathtaking underwater photos to remind you of the good times when you are back home. You can also add sandboarding in the Negev desert to your itinerary.

If you want to know how long it will take to cover these places, you can check out our guide on how many days to spend in Israel.

What to Bring

A girl enjoying the view of Jerusalem from the Wailing Wall.
Pack longer skirts, light jackets, and a scarf while your trip to Israel in November.

Since the weather is quite pleasant in this period, t-shirts and pants/jeans will do. You can also bring light jackets along for colder evenings. Women should pack longer skirts and sleeves, and a head covering if they are planning on visiting religious areas. Men are also expected to show up in full-length pants in these areas. Apart from the religious areas, Israel is an accommodating country and you can wear almost anything in most parts.

Visiting Israel in November can be a memorable holiday experience. There is so much to see and do for everyone in this diverse and beautiful country. And the pleasant November weather is perfect for all kinds of activities from taking sightseeing tours to swimming to hiking.

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Published by Astha Joshi, updated on March 29, 2023

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