11 days in Jordan Itinerary

11 days in Jordan Itinerary

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11 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Sweimah
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Jerash
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Wadi Rum
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Sweimah

Sweimah ©
On the 26th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Dead Sea Museum, pause for some photo ops at Madaba Mosaic Map, contemplate the long history of Mukawir, then contemplate the long history of Wadi Jadid, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Dead Sea.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sweimah day trip planning app .

Washington DC, USA to Sweimah is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Sweimah is 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jerash.

Things to do in Sweimah

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madaba
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Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Madaba Mosaic Map ©
Madaba Mosaic Map
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

2
nights
Jerash

Jerash ©
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): examine the collection at The Jordan Museum, then contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, and then steep yourself in history at The Citadel.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Jerash day trip planner .

Drive from Sweimah to Jerash in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 82°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Amman
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

3
nights
Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aqaba (Wadi Araba Desert, Scuba & Snorkeling, & more). Spend the 30th (Tue) exploring the stark beauty of Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Jerash to Wadi Rum takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Aqaba
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert

3
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Petra World Heritage Site. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Temple, delve into the distant past at Street of Facades, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, then admire all the interesting features of Petra Kitchen, and finally explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

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