Haifa Travel Guide

Haifa, the northern costal port city extends from the Mediterranean up to the slopes of Mount Carmel. The immaculate Bahá'í Gardens and the gold-domed Shrine of the Báb is the cities famed iconic site where many guided Israel tours make a stop. At the foot of the gardens the Shrine of the Báb is the German Colony, with restaurants, shops, galleries and 19th century buildings.

In the top of the hill in Carmel district, the Louis Promenade provides stunning views. On the western edge of Mount Carmel, the Stella Maris Monastery has a nineteenth century church known for its vivid and colorful designed interior. Close to the monastery is a cable car that provides transportation down to the Bat Galim Beach Promenade, where you’ll find shops, restaurants, and cafes along the waterfront. Along Haifa western coast, Dado Beach is popular with locals. Haifa museums include; the Haifa Museum of Art exhibits contemporary works, and the Israel National Museum of Science, Technology and Space presents interactive displays.

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When to tour

Many tourist go to Haifa's beaches and famous gardens during the hot, dry summer season from May–Sep. Winter from Dec–Feb is mild and rains more. The long-running Haifa International Film Festival (Sep/Oct) showcases popular, art-house and documentary cinema, and provide open-air screenings. Staged in the Wadi Nisnas neighborhood, the Holiday of Holidays (late-Nov–Dec) is an arts, music and family-oriented festival celebrating harmony among Haifa's many faiths.

Travelers from North America typically stay up to 1 to 2 weeks.

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Average monthly temperatures:


Low / High

January 48° / 60°
February 48° / 62°
March 51° / 65°
April 56° / 71°
May 62° / 76°
June 68° / 81°

Low / High

July 73° / 84°
August 74° / 85°
September 71° / 82°
October 65° / 79°
November 57° / 72°
December 50° / 64°


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