When to visit Jordan

With over 310 days of sunshine a year, you’re almost guaranteed warm weather if you visit Jordan from May to October, when there is also barely any rainfall. Spring is perhaps the most popular time of year for tourists to visit, as it’s the time of year that the hills and valleys burst into life with wildflower, making the centre of the country lush, verdant and colourful. It’s also the season when the temperatures are just perfect, whether you’re exploring souks or soaking up the sun on the beach.

In summer, Jordan gets a little hotter – Amman, for example, can reach temperatures of up to 40°C (but it’s a tolerable, dry heat) and by the Dead Sea it can reach 45°C. If you like hot weather, this is the perfect time to visit as it’s much less touristy than during the spring months.

Autumn is a very short season in Jordan. Typically it happens sometime between mid-September and mid-November, when the summer temperatures begin to fall. It only lasts for a few weeks, but with a bit of luck and careful planning this can be a lovely time to visit this beautiful country.

Winter in Jordan is from December to February, although if you’re by the Red Sea or the Dead Sea you won’t even notice. Jordan makes a fine winter getaway (especially Aqaba) with sunshine and warmth all year round, although if you’re planning to leave the beach to explore Amman during this time we do recommend you take some warm, winter clothes.

Month by month guide

January to February

Expect warm and pleasant temperatures by the sea, and pack warmer clothes for any trips to the capital.

March

By March winter is over and yet tourist season hasn’t truly started. This is a great time to visit if you want to avoid the crowds. Nights spent camping in the desert might still be chilly though, so pack a blanket if you’re planning on sleeping there.

April to May

Warm and pleasant temperatures coupled with green valleys and forests make this the most popular time to visit Jordan.

June to August

This is the hottest time of the year to visit Jordan. It isn’t humid though, so if you don’t mind high temperatures or carrying a water bottle it’s a great time to visit. Also, this time of year is the best time to find deal on hotels as the spring crowds will have disappeared.

September

Towards the end of September the temperatures tend to fall slightly, although this is still a summer month.

October to November

This can be a great time to visit Jordan, as the high temperatures of summer have typically cooled by October – just be aware that autumn in Jordan only lasts for a few weeks.

December

Experience Jordan off-season to completely escape the summer crowds. The beaches are still lovely and warm, and with some warm clothes you can still comfortably enjoy the cities.