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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to Petra

Peak Season: March to May; September to November

High season supplements on tours and slightly higher hotel prices can bite into a traveler’s budget while visiting this sandstone city, but the weather is not as extreme as other times of year.

Off Season: July to August; November to February

July and August are oven-hot, while January and February can be brutally cold, with rare severe snowstorms blocking the highways that lead into Petra.

Sweet Spot: June

Visit the rose-colored ruins in June, when the weather isn’t quite as hot (though temperatures average in the high 80s), the days are long enough to allow for full exploration of the caves, and travelers aren’t charged high season rates.

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