8 days in Jordan Itinerary

8 days in Jordan Itinerary

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8 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Amman
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Karak
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Aqaba
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: New York City

1
day
Amman

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
On the 30th (Sat), examine the collection at The Jordan Museum, delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater, and then explore the ancient world of The Citadel.

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New York City, USA to Amman is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in March, with highs in Amman at 67°F and lows at 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Karak.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums
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The Citadel ©
The Citadel
The Jordan Museum ©
The Jordan Museum
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

1
night
Karak

Karak ©
Al-Karak, also known as just Karak or Kerak, is a city in Jordan known for its Crusader castle, the Kerak Castle. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Kerak Castle and then head outdoors with Wadi Bin Hammad.

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Traveling by car from Amman to Karak takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Amman in March, expect little chillier with lows of 42°F in Karak. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Karak

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerak de Moab Castle
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Wadi Bin Hammad ©
Wadi Bin Hammad
Kerak de Moab Castle ©
Kerak de Moab Castle

2
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.
On the 1st (Mon), ride a horse along Horse Riding Jordan, explore and take pictures at Petra Kitchen, explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, explore the ancient world of The Great Temple, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, and finally explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Petra World Heritage Site.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner .

Getting from Karak to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Tours Parks
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Petra Kitchen ©
Petra Kitchen
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

3
nights
Aqaba

Aqaba ©
Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
On the 3rd (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area. On the next day, tour the water at your own pace with Diving Club "Nautilus-aqaba" and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aqaba planner .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Aqaba are 90°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aqaba

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Wadi Rum Protected Area
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

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