Best Time To Visit Jordan
The best time to visit Jordan is from March to June. In spring, temperatures are moderate across the country, and the weather is dry. It is an ideal season for sightseeing in the cities, the desert, and the valleys. Nature is fascinating around this time, with wildflowers blooming in the landscape. The highlights of Jordan, such as Petra, Amman, and the Dead Sea are perfect for exploring in mild weather.
June to August, the temperatures may rise to 40°C on the coast in the Dead Sea, and the heat becomes too scorching for a comfortable desert trip. Also, the harsh light makes it impossible to capture beautiful pictures in the desert valleys.
Autumn weather in Jordan is similar to spring but less dry. Around mid-October, the rainfall turns the yellow landscape into green again, creating spectacular views for travelers.
Winters are the wettest times of the year in Jordan, bringing large amounts of rain and snowfall. From December to early March, nighttime temperatures are low, especially in the desert regions such as Wadi Rum and Petra.
Montly Travel Guide For Jordan
Travelling in Jordan between January and February
In winter, Jordan experiences heavy snowfall and strong winds in the inland regions such as Amman and Petra. Nighttime temperatures may drop to -8°C, making camping in the desert quite uncomfortable unless you have proper heating.
The Dead Sea is warmer than the inland throughout January. If you are visiting Jordan around this time, packing up warm clothes is highly recommended.
Travelling in Jordan in March
In March, the country transitions from the cold winter to spring. It is a relatively less busy time in Jordan, which makes enjoying activities in Petra, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea pleasant. Temperatures are only slightly higher, and nights are still cold, especially in the desert.
Travelling in Jordan in April and May
The spring season officially arrives in April, and it is the best time to visit Jordan. The temperatures range between 15 to 30°C, and the weather is clean of dust due to the winter rains. From the northern cities to the desert, the countryside offers spectacular views.
It is the ideal time for trips to Jordan since the weather is perfect for enjoying treks and camel rides, as well as camping in the desert. The crystal skies offer the best opportunity for stargazing and photography. The days are also getting longer around this time, making it more flexible for sightseeing.
Springtime is the peak season in Jordan, so you should expect to see the landmarks busy, and booking early is also recommended.
Travelling in Jordan between June and August
Summer is not the ideal season for Jordan tours. In July, the temperature may rise above 40°C in Amman, and the heat becomes unbearable as you travel to the South.
It is also not the best time for a photographic experience in Wadi Rum and Petra. The dry heat and sharp sunlight make it uncomfortable to sightsee in the region. If summer is your choice, the end of August may offer the best time to visit Jordan.
Travelling in Jordan in September and November
Fall is the shoulder season in the country, which makes it one of the best times to visit Jordan. The hot weather of summer doesn’t cool down until the end of September. Around mid-October, the country experiences rainfall, which makes nature bloom again. The dry lands turn green, offering a perfect opportunity to enjoy the views.
It is one of the best times to experience the natural and historic sites in the South and the Dead Sea. There are also fewer crowds, and you can spend a peaceful time exploring what Jordan has to offer.
Travelling in Jordan in December
December might be the best time to visit Jordan if you are looking to avoid the heat and the crowds. The temperatures are not yet too cold, and the rain and snowfall are not dominant until January.
Sightseeing in historic sites like Jerash is comfortable. Also, the low light in winter highlights the colors in the sandstone, offering the best views in Petra and Wadi Rum.
Jordan Climate & Weather Guide
|Amman||43 mm||39 mm||25 mm||11 mm||14 mm||3 mm||0 mm||0 mm||3 mm||20 mm||24 mm||20 mm|
|Petra55 mm||17 mm||17 mm||15 mm||7 mm||3 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0 mm||4 mm||7 mm||16 mm|
|Wadi Rum||5 mm||8 mm||7 mm||5 mm||2 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0 mm||5 mm||3 mm||7 mm18 mm|
|Kerak55 mm||86 mm||75 mm||68 mm||17 mm||4 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0 mm||5 mm||32 mm||72 mm|
|Ajloun||111 mm||102 mm||78 mm||23 mm||6 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0 mm||0 mm||10 mm||48 mm||89 mm|
|Jerash||45 mm||39 mm||46 mm||53 mm||58 mm||33 mm||11 mm||6 mm||12 mm||31 mm||35 mm||51 mm|
|Dead Sea||187 mm||142 mm||87 mm||44 mm||27 mm||11 mm||7 mm||5 mm||19 mm||65 mm||113 mm||197 mm|
|Amman||14 km/h||14 km/h||15 km/h||14 km/h||15 km/h||16 km/h||16 km/h||15 km/h||13 km/h||11 km/h||12 km/h||13 km/h|
|Petra||13 km/h||12 km/h||14 km/h||14 km/h||13 km/h||14 km/h||13 km/h||12 km/h||10 km/h||10 km/h||9 km/h||10 km/h|
|Wadi Rum||13 km/h||10 km/h||12 km/h||13 km/h||13 km/h||14 km/h||13 km/h||13 km/h||13 km/h||12 km/h||10 km/h||9 km/h|
|Kerak||2 km/h||13 km/h||13 km/h||13 km/h||12 km/h||13 km/h||13 km/h||12 km/h||10 km/h||9 km/h||10 km/h||11 km/h|
|Ajloun||11 km/h||12 km/h||12 km/h||12 km/h||11 km/h||13 km/h||14 km/h||13 km/h||10 km/h||8 km/h||9 km/h||10 km/h|
|Jerash||11 km/h||12 km/h||12 km/h||12 km/h||12km/h||13 km/h||14 km/h||13 km/h||10 km/h||8 km/h||9 km/h||10 km/h|
|Dead Sea||12 km/h||11 km/h||10 km/h||10 km/h||9 km/h||9 km/h||9 km/h||9 km/h||8 km/h||8 km/h||9 km/h||10 km/h|
When to visit Jordan
Trips to Jordan in April-May
April and May are the perfect months for exploring the fascinating attractions in Jordan. The southern regions are pleasantly warm around this time, the desert offering picturesque views of black iris flowers and ancient landmarks. Early morning is the best time to begin sightseeing in the ancient ruins of Ajloun and Amman. Petra can be busy around this time, but it offers the best photographic experience thanks to the clear sky. The nature reserves in Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea are at their best with lush weather and agreeable temperatures around 25°C. Nights bring fresh breeze, and the weather is warm enough to enjoy the night sky as you camp in the desert.
It is also the ideal time to take a walking tour in the city of Amman and enjoy some of the urban delights by yourself. Since most trips to Jordan take place in this season, springtime offers a vibrant atmosphere and insight into the lives of locals. Our Essential Jordan tour covers the most popular attractions in Jordan and includes perfect activities to try throughout spring.
Experience Jordan’s Natural Reserves in Autumn
September and October is the best time to visit Jordan for experiencing its natural wonders. The Dead Sea is a fascinating attraction in autumn. The water temperature is around 24°C, which makes it perfect for enjoying the salty lakes. The mudbaths are also a delight in the warm, balmy weather. In mid-October, the valleys across the country host hikers from around the world. Early morning and evening hikes offer a quiet and peaceful time for admiring nature, as well as capturing unique views of the sunrise and sunset.
Visit Jordan & Egypt in Spring-Fall
The high seasons of Jordan are spring and fall, which offers the perfect opportunity to add Egypt to your itinerary with a combined trip. Located next to each other, Egypt and Jordan are similar weatherwise and perfect for visiting throughout spring and fall.
The mild temperatures across Egypt and Jordan make coastal activities on the Nile and the Dead Sea pleasant. A combination of the Great Pyramids and the Lost City of Petra offers the perfect cultural adventure, while trips in the Sahara and Wadi Rum are the ultimate desert experience. If you wish to dive into the authentic lives of locals, the best urban experience awaits in Cairo and Jordan’s capital Amman.
Spring and fall is the best time to visit Jordan and Egypt with our Egypt & Jordan Discovered by Land tour. Double the adventure and experience the most famous wonders of the world.
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