Jordan in October: Weather, Travel Tips & More
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Although Jordan is a year-round destination, October is the best time to visit. This is the time when greenery starts reappearing in it semi-arid landscape after the harsh summer months. Jordan in October sees a high number of tourists at its top attractions, as this is the peak season. So be sure to plan your trip to Jordan well in advance.
Jordan weather in October
The average temperature in Jordan in October sits at a pleasant 20-25°C, although as a desert nation, Jordan can be a land of extremes. The temperatures in lowland Aqaba and around Petra at this time hover around 32°C, whilst the temperature in the higher altitude city of Amman is a balmy 26°C on average. Nighttime temperatures tend to drop into the mid-teens, making for comfortable sleeping, a positive for tourists who are not used to the heat. October in Jordan also often brings a small amount of welcome rain, cooling things off and signaling the approaching winter season.
Get the seasonal outline of the country, by reading our travel guide on the best time to visit Jordan.
Weather in Jordan in October - 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 October
Combine visits to the more popular tourist attractions with adventures off the beaten track during a visit to Jordan in October:
- Visit the Dana Biosphere Reserve: The medieval town of Dana sits right on the Dana Biosphere Reserve, located in the Great Rift Valley. October is an ideal time to visit, with near-perfect weather, after the harsh summer. Keep an eye out for native flora and fauna while enjoying traditional cuisine and culture in Jordan’s largest nature reserve.
- October festivals and events: Two festivals worth checking out in Jordan in October are the Haya Theater Festival and the annual Jordan Rally. The rally is a very popular adrenaline-fuelled motorcar and rally event held in the desert and is ideal for race and car enthusiasts, while the smaller-scale Haya Theater Festival features theater performances, seminars, and family activities for children and young people. This festival, which runs through October 27, features internationally renowned productions from Italy, France, and Denmark and will interest theater fans.
- Enjoy the best hiking: Jordan's weather in October brings agreeable temperatures, perfect for spectacular hiking. For a day trip, try Jabal Umm ad Dami, (Jordan’s highest peak) which offers views across Saudi Arabia. Or cool off on the Siq Trail in Wadi Mujib, where you’ll experience canyoning, climbing, and hiking all in one!
Where to go and What to do
No trip to Jordan would be complete without a float in the Dead Sea, just a 45- minute drive from Amman. Geographically the lowest place on Earth, the salt content in the Dead Sea makes the waters extremely buoyant. With the water temperature in October being almost the same as the air temperature, you can float for hours. Arrive early to avoid the crowds.
If you have indulged in a little too much Baklava on your travels, try walking it off along the Jordan Trail, a hiking trail that runs from Umm Qais in the far north of Jordan, all the way to the Red Sea in the south. We recommend exploring parts of the Umm Qais to Ajloun section of the trail, with its emerald, green grasslands, ancient olive groves, and the ruins of civilizations from past millennia. Once you’ve made it all the way to the south, near Aqaba, explore the depths of Jordan’s only strip of coastline by snorkeling in the Red Sea.
You’ll more than likely be visiting Amman and Petra on your Jordan trip. Why not take the road less traveled by following this ancient highway, winding from north to south, passing countless religious and historical sites along the way? Driving the King’s Highway in October will be the best time to do it as the days are warm but not too hot to drive the 154 highways.
You can also head to Wadi Rum, also known as the Valley of the Moon, which is the place to go for desert experiences, where you can gaze at the stars, and ride a camel. Travelers can also find solace beneath the Red Sea’s waves, which is one of the finest diving locations in the world.
Jordan may be an excellent vacation spot during this time of year because of the temperate climate, which makes it easy to explore all the nation's historical and cultural landmarks without feeling too hot. The days are long and clear in Jordan in October, allowing you to fit many sightseeing tours and activities into your itinerary.
What to Bring
As the average temperature in Jordan begins to drop as winter approaches, the nights can be cold, so make sure you pack a warm jumper. During the day, however, it can be hot, so remember your hat, sunglasses, and plenty of water. Women might want to dress modestly, especially when visiting places of worship; wearing a headscarf is commonplace in Jordan.
Despite there being more tourists in October, there are good reasons why! The weather in Jordan at this time of year offers a unique experience, and despite some crowds, you can still explore all the best spots as well as the hidden gems of this extraordinary country. Jordan in October is when the weather is at its most agreeable, and you will find welcoming locals, incredible scenery, stunning historical sites, and a chance to see this incredible country at its finest.
If you have managed to snag a trip to Jordan in October, you have most certainly made the right decision. Contact our travel experts to get a tailor-made itinerary to Jordan.
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