Best Times (and Worst Times) to Visit Jordan in 2024/2025

Best Times (and Worst Times) to Visit Jordan in 2024/2025

By Carper | Updated Feb. 21, 2024

Jordan has cool winters, which vary depending on the altitude, and hot, dry summers, while it also rarely rains in spring and autumn.

Typically, the best times to visit Jordan for the best weather and outdoor activities are in spring and autumn (from March to May and September to November).

However, as a year-round destination, Jordan can offer you different benefits in every season. Read on for month by month tips and weather information to find the best time that suits you most to go to Jordan.

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1. Best Times to Visit Jordan for the Best Weather and Costs

The Roman ruins in Jerash, JordanThe Roman ruins in Jerash, Jordan

Jordan is famous for its historical and cultural sites, and Petra is a must-see for most travelers due to its remarkable rock-carved architecture and rose-red landscape.

Since you may spend most of your time at these outdoor attractions, the best times to visit Jordan for the best weather are during the spring and autumn seasons (from March to May and September to November).

During these times, the weather is pleasant at about 23°C (73°F) and it barely rains, most people don't have vacations to travel to Jordan, making these the best times to visit at a reasonable cost.

Visiting Jordan during the winter season (from December to February) can also be a good decision, but be prepared for the swarming tourists from all over the world.  For trips during Christmas and the New Year, departing before December 20th is beneficial for obtaining cheaper international flight tickets.

Winter is cool in Jordan at about 10°C (50°F) during the day, but this temperature can vary at different altitudes. Places like Mount Nebo may be lower than -2°C (28°F) and you may think twice before making your excursion.

Additionally, by visiting a northern area of Jordan, such as Amman or Jerash, you may witness unique beauty when snow falls on the city during this peak season, and experience the festive atmosphere when people celebrate Christmas and New Year.

Typically it would cost 250 USD per person per day in the shoulder season but expect to face larger crowds and higher prices with a 30% increase in accommodation and flights.

In conclusion, reserving your trip at least 6 months in advance is highly recommended. 

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2. Worst Time to Visit Jordan

Aerial view from Petra, JordanAerial view from Petra, Jordan

Typically, the worst time to visit Jordan is between July and August due to the unbearable summer heat.

The summer daily high temperature in Jordan averages 37°C (99°F). The fierce sunshine above (for more than 13 hours per day) makes outdoor activities and sightseeing uncomfortable and exhausting for most.

However, if you are prepared for the heat, you'll get a great deal on flights and accommodation with a 20% decrease, due to summer being the low season in Jordan.

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3. Weather in Major Cities/Areas in Jordan

Rain or snow mainly falls in northern parts of Jordan (such as Amman and Jerash) during the winter season, and most of the rain is short-lived, which would barely affect well-prepared travel plans.

So when you're planning your trip, all you need to do is focus on the temperature range that suits your needs.

  • Amman
  • Dead Sea
  • Petra
  • Aqaba

Amman Monthly Weather (Average Daily Temperature Ranges)

Month Highest Temperature Lowest Temperature
January 12ºC /54ºF 3ºC /37ºF
February 14ºC /57ºF 4ºC /39ºF
March 17ºC /63ºF 6ºC /43ºF
April 22ºC /72ºF 10ºC /50ºF
May 27ºC /81ºF 14ºC /57ºF
June 31ºC /88ºF 17ºC /63ºF
July 32ºC /90ºF 19ºC /66ºF
August 32ºC /90ºF 19ºC /66ºF
September 30ºC /86ºF 17ºC /63ºF
October 26ºC /79ºF 13ºC /55ºF
November 19ºC /66ºF 9ºC /48ºF
December 14ºC /57ºF 5ºC /41ºF

4. Jordan Travel Guide by Month

Click the sign of each month to check the travel guide information.

  • January
  • February
  • March
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

Jordan in January: Enjoy the Hot Springs near the Dead Sea

Watching the sunset from the Dead Sea, JordanWatching the sunset from the Dead Sea, Jordan

January is the middle month of the winter season in Jordan, with cool temperatures of about 10°C (50°F) during the day.

In January, hiking in northern parts of Jordan, such as Amman and Jerash, may not be easy because you may encounter showers of cold rain or snow.

Due to the Dead Sea being the lowest point on Earth, it's still warm in winter, making it a wonderful winter escape destination where you can enjoy the hot springs or simply swim in the warm Dead Sea water.

Holidays: Typically, the school winter break in Jordan lasts for a month and takes place from January to February, which means you may expect higher prices and more crowds during this period. So plan your trip at least 6 months in advance to try to avoid price increases.

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