Tel Aviv climate
Tel Aviv has mild winters, hot summers, and high humidity year-round. August is the hottest month with temperatures in the upper 80s (F). Cheap flights to Tel Aviv can often be purchased during the summer months when the temperature is soaring. But a quick soak in the Med will help travelers cool off from the hot sun. January is the coolest month with average temperatures ranging from the 40s to low 60s.It rarely rains May through September. Even though November through March are rainy, many travelers prefer the cooler temperatures.
Best Time to Fly to Tel Aviv
Flights to Tel Aviv depart regularly from the US and depending on your time of travel, it's possible to get cheap flights to Tel Aviv.
Tel Aviv is busy in July and August when Israelis take their vacations and head for the city. If you plan to travel during the summer months, book Tel Aviv flights and accommodations ahead of time. Not only are accommodations and attractions crowded, some hotels add a surcharge to their rates.
Hotel prices are also very high during the Passover (early April) and Sukkoth (late September–early October) holidays. At the same time, services are curtailed and many Israelis go away for Passover. Hotel reservations for Passover need to be made four months in advance and flights to Tel Aviv need to be booked six months to a year in advance.
Tel Aviv is also very crowded during school holidays.
May and early to mid-September are pleasant times to visit Tel Aviv.
If you prefer cool, rainy weather to dry heat, and less expensive accommodations, November through March are a good time for you to visit.
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Getting around Tel Aviv
Most of Tel Aviv’s sights are within walking distance of each other, making it very easy to get around on foot. If you get tired, you can always hop on a bus, sherut or taxi. Buses run all over town, but not on Saturdays. Save some money by buying ten-ride tickets or monthly passes. A sherut is a minibus that follows public bus routes. Seven people can ride at once and you can hop on or off at any point on the route. They are sometimes more convenient than a bus since they run more frequently. They also run on Saturdays, but the rates are higher. Taxis are convenient to hail, but fares run higher at night. Always make sure the meter is turned on. Avoid driving unless you’re looking for some adventure. Tel Aviv drivers are very aggressive. Many streets don’t allow turns or are accessible only to taxis and public transportation vehicles. Street signs are sporadic and often not in English, and parking can be hard to find.