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What to Pack For Your Trip to the Holy Land Trip to Israel | Tradition Tours

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  • Mar 03, 2023
  • Israel, Travel
  • Geoff Kullman
What to Pack For Your Trip to the Holy Land Trip to Israel | Tradition Tours

Your packing list might change depending on the season or time of year. Call Us to discuss your ideal time to visit the Holy Land.

CALL US : +1 855 958 6877

When planning a trip to Israel, packing the right items can make all the difference. Whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure (for religious or secular reasons), Israel offers a unique and exciting travel experience that’s sure to make memories that last a lifetime. Knowing what to bring and what to leave behind can help ensure you have a hassle-free, enjoyable, and memorable adventure.

As with any travel, the first thing to consider is the type of activities you plan to do while in Israel. If you plan to visit the beach, make sure to pack swimwear, sunscreen and a beach towel. If you plan to explore the local culture or religious sites, consider bringing comfortable and modest clothing such as long skirts and shirts with sleeves. You’ll also want to bring good, comfortable walking shoes for exploring the ancient ruins of Israel.

Another important item to consider is a daypack. This will come in handy for carrying water, snacks, a camera, and any souvenirs you pick up. Depending on the length of your trip, you may also want to bring a larger backpack, especially if you plan to do any overnight hikes.

When it comes to electronics, consider bringing a laptop or tablet for staying connected and doing research while on the go. Cell phones are also a must, especially if you plan to use a local SIM card. Don’t forget all your chargers AND adapters so you can charge your electronics. Also don’t forget, you may need to let your mobile provider know of your travel plans beforehand so you don’t have any hiccups on your trip.

If you are planning to visit Hezekiah’s Tunnel (Siloam tunnel) , also pack a flashlight and waterproof footwear such as Crocs.

With those basics out of the way, there are still some key items to note, especially based on which season you are travelling in.

Summer, Men Packing List

For daytime, be sure to pack shorts or light pants, and T-shirts or polo shirts.

In the evening, you may want to switch to slacks or jeans (shorts for a casual night). And bring a long-sleeved sweater for chilly evenings.

Also, pack dressier pants and tops for Shabbat (Saturday night) or banquets.

Summer, Women’s Packing

For daytime, women can likewise pack shorts or light pants. You may also want to bring a light skirt or t-shirts and short-sleeved tops.

In the evening, shorts, pants, skirts, and dresses are fine to pack. You may also want to bring dressier pants or dresses for Shabbat. Also bring along a sweater in case the evening gets chilly.

Summer, Kids

For kids, pack the same as adults.

Winter Packing Instructions

For men, in the daytime, you’ll want to have pants or jeans, sweaters, and a comfortable, warm jacket.

Evenings, same thing. But bring along a sport coat in case you need something less casual.

For women, sweats, jeans, or comfortable pants are fine. Heavy sweaters and casual tops will keep you warm and comfortable.

For nighttime, the same list but perhaps less casual. It’s a chance to pack your favorite dresier outfit. This is especially true for Shabbat.

Kids, same as adults.

Dead Sea and Eilat

If your Israel tour brings you to Eilat or the Dead Sea, you have some special packing instructions.

Pack swimwear and a coverup. A sun hat is a necessity, especially for Eilat.

If you travel to Eilat, please bring a separate piece of luggage for two people. You’ll need to bring enough clothing for 3 days. No need to bring all your luggage. But be sure to have luggage tags.

Remember, comfortable shoes should always be part of your packing list. Tennis shoes work well. If you’re going to the Dead Sea, pack Cros or other rubber, waterproof footwear. This is a MUST.

No matter where you travel, and regardless of the season, dress in layers as often as possible. The mornings often start out chilly and then warm up. Dress so you can “peel” as the weather changes throughout the day.

As always, if you have questions about your packing list, give us a call at 1-855-958-6877, and we can help you create your perfect packing list. We’d rather have you ask ahead of time instead of neglecting to pack something important. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. Give us a call today.

Call us at Tradition Tours to talk about your Holy Land tour.

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Geoff Kullman

Geoff Kullman is a freelance copywriter and former pastor. Geoff traveled to the Middle East (and Holy Land) in 2007 and has been an avid researcher and writer of history and archeology since. He has traveled to 5 continents and loves learning about the world's cultures.

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