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Top 10 Israel, Sinai, and Petra by DK Publishing

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Planning Your Trip

1. When to Go

Travel is possible all year, although July and August are extremely hot. Israel experiences some winter rain, while Sinai and Petra have almost none. Winter nights are cold in mountainous and desert areas. In Israel, Jewish and Christian holidays push flight and hotel prices up considerably.

2. What to Take

Warm clothing is essential during winter and for desert nights, and in summer sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent are imperative. Bring a shawl to cover the head and arms in religious places. It is advisable to bring any prescription medicines from home. Carry your driver’s license if you intend to rent a car.

3. Passports and Visas for Israel

All visitors need a passport that is valid for at least ...

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