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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.

Try one of our suggested itineraries and choose the best time for your Jordan trip.

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.


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.


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.


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.

If you're looking to immerse yourself in a labyrinth of souks and bazaars, where all kinds of colourful and exotic fruits, clothes and jewellery spill out from their stalls onto the streets, then look no further than Amman. What really makes the city unique, however, is how it has managed to combine both the ancient and the modern like no other city in the region. As you wander the bustling interwoven streets that flow through the valleys of Downtown you're forever in the shadow of Jabal Al Qal'a - the highest hill in the city, and home to the sprawling ruins of the Roman citadel. In fact, wherever you go in Amman you'll find ancient history around every corner, such as the spectacular Temple of Hercules and the magisterial Umayyad Palace. When visiting Jordan, Amman is one of the must-see places on your visit.
The Roman ruins of Jerash are among the most well-preserved in the world; so well in fact that it's very easy to lose yourself in its history and imagine how it was back in its day. There's the hippodrome, where chariot races were once held, Hadrian's arch, built purposely for a visit from the emperor Adrian, and the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis. If you love history make sure it's on your itinerary.
Jordan is famously home to one of the seven modern wonders of the world - the ancient, rose red city of Petra - which is so utterly captivating that it's reason alone to travel there. You arrive at Petra through the Siq, a long narrow canyon formed over many years, which gradually opens out onto the most elaborate of Petra's facades - the treasury. Carved out of sandstone onto the face of the rock itself, the size and grandeur of this sight will simply take your breath away, making it the perfect introduction to this awe-inspiring city. If you have the time, don't miss the chance to wander Petra by night - the magical, candlelit facades make for the experience of a lifetime.
Wadi Rum
The deserts of the Wadi Rum are simply packed with things to see and do. Whether you fancy camping and stargazing under a perfect night sky, rolling down immense sand dunes, riding in 4x4s with experienced guides, or simply pretending to be Lawrence of Arabia - here at FleeWinter we can help you do them all. You'll discover Bedouin tented camps, fantastic natural rock bridges, ancient drawings carved into the stones thousands of years ago, all set against the gorgeous red and yellow backdrop of the desert itself. An absolute must.
Dead Sea
What trip to Jordan would be complete without a visit to the Dead Sea? It's impossible not to be amazed at the salinity and viscosity of the water as you wade in, desperately trying to make your foot touch the floor - something which catches all first-timers by surprise. Be sure to take a newspaper with you for the customary floating and reading pic, and be sure to treat your skin to a good soak in the rich, black, mineral-infused mud you'll find along the shore. The most beautiful health spa you'll ever visit.
The waters of Aqaba are among the most colourful in the world, so be sure to take the time to try a little snorkelling. Even right by the coast you can float over vast, sloping coral gardens but go a little further to the King Abdullah Reef in the middle of the Red Sea and you can share the water with turtles, rays, and huge shoals of brightly coloured neon fish. Be sure to take an underwater camera.
Dana Nature Reserve
Dana is Jordan’s largest nature reserve, covering spectacular mountains and wadis along the face of the Great Rift Valley. From scorching sand dunes in the west to cool mountain tops in the east, the Dana Biosphere Reserve is home to a great variety of wildlife. There are plants and animals characteristic of true desert, of Mediterranean forests and of the dry plains of Russia. In fact, Dana is really a melting pot of species from three continents: Europe, Africa and Asia.
Madaba, known as the “City of Mosaics" is best known for its spectacular Byzantine and Umayyad mosaics. Madaba is home to the famous 6th century Mosaic Map of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. With two million pieces of vividly coloured local stone, it depicts hills and valleys, villages and towns as far as the Nile Delta.

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