Petra, Jordan: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Petra, Jordan? If you're planning to go to Petra, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Petra, Jordan

Based on the climate and weather in Petra, the best time to go is May. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Petra, Jordan by month

January

January for Petra can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

February

February in Petra is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat

March

If you visit Petra during March, you are likely to find that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

April

April in this region is a perfect temperature and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses

May

Traveling to Petra in May, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants

June

If you visit Petra during June, you are likely to find that it is consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 20 and 30% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion

July

If you go to Petra in July, you will notice that it can be sweltering and very dry. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (low 30s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Sandals
  • Shorts

August

August for Petra is extremely hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses

September

September in Petra is consistently hot and very dry. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Short sleeve shirts

October

If you vacation in Petra during October, you are likely to find that it is a perfect temperature and very dry. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C).

Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

November

November is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

December

If you are traveling to Petra in December, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Petra, Jordan

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Petra, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, D, F, G and J
  • A SIM card that works in Petra
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a mosque, pack clothing that covers the knees and shoulders
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing

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