Packing List – What do I bring?

Packing List and Other Information

Know that it can be rainy, snowy and as cold as 40°F in Israel during the winter.

 • slacks (for touring or going out at night)
• 1 Sweatshirts/ Sweaters
• 2 Long sleeve shirts
• 4 Short sleeve shirts
• 1 Bathing suit
• 1 Hand towel (for swimming outside of hotels)
• 2 Plastic bags for wet clothes
• Undergarments
• Socks
• Light jacket with a hood
• Sneakers or walking shoes (with traction for wet Jerusalem stone, and with straps or laces)

• Sandals or water shoes for swimming in the Dead Sea
• Sleepwear/ Long Johns
• Travel alarm
• Flashlight (mini)
• Camera
• Film / batteries (bring extra, because it’s much more expensive in Israel)
• Fanny pack or money belt

Airplane Backpack
• Passport

• Change of clothes
• Deodorant
• Camera
• iPod/MP3 Player
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrush
• Magazine, books, etc. – all of this could be on an iPod/iPad/ tablet device.
• Journal
• Snacks


sleeping mask / ear plugs

• Bible

Touring Attire
We recommend modest dress.  You can wear exactly what you’d wear here. For example, a nice shirt and pants or a casual skirt. Comfortable walking shoes are essential. FYI- many of the streets are paved with stone…it’s challenging to wear shoes with awkward heels/soles on uneven pavement.
Plan to bring a day pack with a smaller case to take with you at the sites.  You may want to leave a few items on the bus while visiting a site.
In Israel, most of the same products they sell in America are available, although they are at a substantially higher cost:

• Shampoo/Conditioner
• Soap
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Deodorant
• Lip balm
• Razor
• After-shave
• Band-Aids
• personal products

• Sunscreen
• Tylenol/ Ibuprofen
• Eyeglasses/ contact lenses
• Anti-bacterial hand lotion
• Any prescription medicine (acquiring the generic name is recommended)

• A small bottle of febreeze or air freshener.

A few more suggestions that will make your trip to Israel more comfortable:

• Batteries
• Tissue packs
• Sunglasses
• Photocopy of your passport
• Gum/ candy/ snacks

• Cash for shopping, lunches, etc.

You can find more information about Israel at the Israel Ministry of Tourism


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