April to May and September to November are deemed to be the best time to visit Jerusalem. Spring and autumn are mild, less crowded and pamper visitors with lower prices outside religious holidays like Passover, Easter, and Lailat al-Miraj. If you can don’t mind the heat, visit Jerusalem for summer events such as Light Festival and Mekudeshet. Keep in mind the unruly crowds and skyrocketing room rates between June and September. Time from December to March is known for its fickleness: one day is sunny, and the next one—gloomy and chilly. So if you want to hike the Jerusalem Trail in winter, pack a raincoat.