There is something for everyone in Israel, from hiking and walking trails to museums and churches. It is important to pack the right clothes to enjoy your trip without fussing over the small stuff. The best time to visit Israel is during spring and autumn, which are April, May, and October respectively. The temperature is relatively cold; you can still sunbathe by the Red Sea or beaches with no problem.
Here are essentials you need to pack for your trip:
From the Old City of Jerusalem to the trails on Mount Carmel, there is a lot of walking to do. Avoid bringing new shoes that have not been worn in because of the blisters you can get. Bring your most comfortable pair and flipflops for the beaches. You can also wear sandals, but make sure they are the sturdy kind. It would be hard to find a replacement while walking on the Snake Trail to Masada.
While the beaches in Tel Aviv are an excellent opportunity to wear the latest swimsuit you have, consider bringing options, one new and the other old. The Dead Sea is a must for tourists and could be a part of your itinerary. However, the hypersaline waters are ten times saltier than the sea and can fade your bathing suit. You do not want to ruin a cute pattern or color just because of a dip in the Dead Sea.
Breathable cotton clothes
Even during chilly months, you can still work up a sweat when visiting sites. Do not just pack summer clothes like shorts and tank tops, focus on the material. A breathable cotton shirt is better than a polyester one. If you come from countries that are pretty cold, stay away from denim (even if they are shorts) and opt for pants which are made of lighter fabric which can help against sweating in inconvenient areas.
You will be going through a lot of shirts when trying to stay dry. Instead of packing a lot of extra shirts to refresh yourself during the day, you can launder them daily instead. Short-term rentals in Israel from www.bnbkosher.com can help you in a pinch. Their vacation rentals in Tel Aviv and short-term rentals in Jerusalem are equipped like home, so you can pack light a do the laundry with ease.
Even though it is hot, the country can get very windy during the day and cool at night. So, pack a scarf, shawl, and at least one jacket for your trip. If you are planning on hiking the desert trails in the Zin Valley, pack a pair of sunglasses and a cap as well. The glare reflected by the sand can be very painful to the eyes.
Modest options for religious sites
A visit to Israel would not be complete without visiting their holy sites which have significance to multiple religions. A rule of thumb is that if you are going to a mosque, church, or synagogue, dress modestly. Respect the rules of the institutions you are visiting. Avoid unnecessary exposure of skin and wear longer hemlines. You can also pack coverups like a shawl and jacket if you cannot take the heat of a shirt.
Just add your toiletries and emergency medicine, and you are ready for a fun-filled vacation in Israel!