Jordan is one of the most popular travel destinations in the Middle East. It boasts incredible natural wonders, ancient ruins, and pristine beaches.
There are plenty of exciting things to see and do throughout the year – but understanding the country’s climate will help with planning your trip. You’ll be able to avoid the high season crowds and scoop up better deals or have unique experiences like hiking past Petra in the snow.
Here is the best time to travel to Jordan!
December to February
During the winter months in Jordan, the temperature drops to below freezing. The capital city of Amman faces icy winds, and snow covers Petra’s ancient buildings.
When packing for your trip, bring along your thickest jackets as well as waterproof jackets and shoes. Jordan receives 70% of its annual rainfall in January, and you’ll need to be prepared for the extreme conditions.
If you want to escape the cold, head to the Dead Sea. Due to its low altitude, it’s much warmer than the rest of Jordan, and you’ll be able to work on your tan on the Red Sea beaches.
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March to May
After receiving plenty of rainfall in the winter months, Jordan’s desert landscape is transformed into a blanket of color. Wildflowers cover the valleys, and the forests are lush and green.
It’s the best time to travel to Jordan if you’re planning a hiking vacation!
The only downside is that the good weather means you won’t be alone. Hotels book up fast, and flights prices start increasing as temperatures heat up.
If you want to escape the crowds, head north and stay in one of the desert camps in Wadi Rum.
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June to August
The hot summer months are Jordan’s low season. With temperatures going above 100 degrees, many travelers who aren’t used to the heat stay away.
If you want to avoid the worst of hot wind, avoid sightseeing between noon and 3 pm. Instead, explore Jordan in the cooler mornings and evenings when the humidity and temperature levels are more tolerable.
Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and layer on the sunscreen!
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September to November
The autumn months are one of the best times to visit Jordan. The weather starts to cool down again and the first rains of the season transform the parched landscape.
If you’re a scuba diver, make your way down to the Gulf of Aqaba. The water temperature is perfect, and you’ll see plenty of marine life like sea turtles and beautiful coral reefs.
You will need to book your accommodation in advance. The small cities and towns tend to book up fast, and tours to the top attractions fill up.
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Jordan is an incredible year-round destination. Whether you’re swimming in the Dead Sea, visiting the ancient city of Petra or hiking the beautiful Wadi Rum landscape – there’s always something to discover.
All you need to do is plan what you want to see around the weather and you’ll have an unforgettable time!
Do you have tips for traveling to Jordan? Let me know in the comments below?
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I like your post, and I kind of agree with you as we were in Jordan this year at the end of February and I think that’s best to travel to Jordan. There are not many tourists and most of the countryside is a bit greenish.
Please come to Iran, it’s one of the cheapest destinations now and has lots of beauties.
I’d love to come to Iran one day!