Jordan in April: Springtime Travel Tips
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Jordan's desert landscape sparkles with colorful wildflower blooms and lush vegetation in April. This is the peak tourist season when the weather is at its best. If you visit Jordan in April, the country’s top attractions— the ancient city of Petra, the coastal city of Aqaba, and the otherworldly desert landscape of Wadi Rum— will be at their top condition for exploration. There is just one caveat, though. Since this is the high season, tourists will be arriving in their droves. So plan your trip to Jordan well in advance and book early to escape the hassles that come with tourist season.
Jordan Weather in April
Though Jordan's weather varies depending on the place you visit, temperatures are agreeable throughout the country in April. Amman, the capital city, has a daily high of 23°C and a low of around 11°C, with very little rain. Aqaba In the south, meanwhile, has temperatures ranging from 17°C to 35°C. The deserts in the east of Amman experience a nighttime low of 10°C and a daytime high of 23°C, with less than 10mm of rainfall across the month of April.
For a seasonal overview, check out our guide on the Best time to visit Jordan.
Weather in Jordan in April - Rainfall and Temperatures
|Avg Daily (°C)||12||13||16||22||27||30||31||31||30||26||19||14|
|Avg Nightly (°C)||4||5||7||10||14||17||19||18||17||14||9||5|
|Avg Daily (°F)||53.6||55.4||60.8||71.6||80.6||86||87.8||87.8||86||78.8||66.2||57.2|
|Avg Nightly (°F)||39.2||41||44.6||50||57.2||62.6||66.2||64.4||62.6||57.2||48.2||41|
|Avg Rainfall (mm)||50||50||40||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||30||60|
Why Visit Jordan in April
April is one of the busiest months to visit Jordan. This is also the time of year when the country’s attractions see high tourist footfall. Plan your trip well and you can easily combine visits to well-known attractions with adventures off the beaten track. Here are some reasons why it is a great time to visit Jordan in April:
- Ramadan with locals: The Muslim festival of Ramadan falls in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. Although the dates are likely to vary, April is usually the end of Ramadan. This is a great time to learn more about the culture and tradition of Jordan. Visit local restaurants and cafes after sundown when Jordanians come out to eat after a day-long fast.
- Religious tours: Jordan is also a country with strong historic ties with Christianity. Close to the Dead Sea, you can find Bethany Beyond the Jordan—a pilgrimage site where John the Baptist is said to have baptized Jesus. From the summit of nearby Mount Nebo, you can view Israel, Jericho, and Jerusalem.
- Scuba diving in the red sea: Aqaba, on the coast of the Red Sea, is not just a good base for visiting Jordan’s gems Petra and Wadi Rum, but also a great place to enjoy a beach holiday and marine life spotting. April is an ideal month to go scuba diving in Jordan’s rich coral reefs.
- Petra adventures: If you plan to visit Petra, do it in early April. It is the best time to avoid the tourist crowds that usually build up later in the month. This 3rd-century city, carved into the rose-colored sandstone in the Jabal Al-Madbah Mountains, is best viewed at sunrise and sunset.
Where to Go And What to Do
You will get to see some of Jordan’s most scenic sites and historical attractions in a perfect weather setting in April. The high season offers multiple destinations and activities to visitors. And if you plan your visit during the early weeks of April, you can avoid the high-season crowds to see the country’s attractions in relative peace and quiet environment
Visit the ancient city of Al-Karak, which played a pivotal role in the Crusades of the Middle ages. Its Qal’at al-Karak castle is one of the largest in the Levant, and April is a great time to visit its imposing sandstone walls and battlements. Fewer tourists visit here in spring and accommodation is cheaper and easier to find. You can also make a day trip to this historical site from Amman. Check out the best discounts on trips to Jordan in April.
In the northern part of the country, visit the ancient city of Jerash. Here, you can witness the spectacular Greek and Roman ruins, including one of the world's best-preserved Oval Forums. Plan your tour for the early hours and you will have the place to yourself. Located a 45-minute drive from Amman, visit the Dead Sea is the lowest spot on the earth’s surface. Enjoy a bath in its mineral-rich waters for a relaxing day out.
Mild weather conditions make April a good month to wander around Jordan’s hilltop capital. Discover your inner archaeologist by exploring the Amman Citadel and the Roman Theatre, and find great bargains on antiques and crafts at Souk Jara. Also, check out the King Abdullah Mosque, famed for its blue mosaic dome and its luxurious interior. This is a good place to start if you wish to learn about the Islamic religion and culture. And it goes without saying that you should visit Petra, Aqaba, and Wadi Rum, Jordan’s most visited attractions.
April heralds Jordan’s high season and the country’s attractions are at their best and ready to be explored. Just remember this is the time when travelers from around the world visit the country, so it will do you well if you book your trip in advance.
If you have managed to snag a trip to Jordan in April, you have most certainly made the right decision. Browse through our collection of packaged tours or contact our travel experts to get a tailor-made itinerary to Jordan. For more ideas on what you can do on your trip to Jordan, see our guide on things to do in Jordan. Our article on how many days to spend in Jordan will also come in handy.
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