This in-depth itinerary includes the best of Jordan’s highlights, such as Petra and Wadi Rum, as well as some off-the-beaten-track adventures into secluded nature reserves, giving you a real taste of the country’s diverse geography and history.
When to go to Jordan
With distinct seasons that include extremely hot summers and bitterly cold winters, Jordan is best visited in the spring and autumn when more moderate weather can be found across the country.
March to May
During the spring months, Jordan enjoys a temperate climate of 20°c and upwards with cooler nights, particularly in the desert areas.
From March to May, the valleys are lush with flowers and flora and even the desert is transformed into a surprisingly colourful tapestry.
June to August
In the summer months, temperatures can reach around 40°c in Amman, with low rainfall and strong hot winds. The Jordan Valley, Aqaba and the Dead Sea can be particularly uncomfortable.
Despite the heat, these are also the more popular months for travel from the Gulf countries.
September to November
With booming marine life and waters warmed by the sun of summer, the autumn months are particularly pleasant for diving off the coast of Jordan.
The arrival of the rains in October turns the country once more into a lush and green paradise.
December to February
Winter, while short, can see temperatures of around 5-10° and the highest rainfall of the year, though this tends to be short but sharp showers. The desert is particularly cold, with temperatures plunging below freezing, while the Jordan Valley and Aqaba can be milder, with pleasantly warm water in the Red Sea and Dead Sea and cooler evenings.