8 days in Jordan Itinerary

8 days in Jordan Itinerary

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8 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Aqaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Amman
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Riyadh

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at City Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Aqaba trip itinerary tool .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Aqaba is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Riyadh to Aqaba, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 33°C in Aqaba. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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City Beach ©
City Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Islamic Ayla ©
Old Islamic Ayla

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.
Byzantine Church and The Great Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Obelisk Tomb and Al-Beidha - Little Petra. Spend the 21st (Tue) exploring ancient history at Petra World Heritage Site. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and take a pleasant ride with Horse Riding Jordan.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

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Petra ©
Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

2
nights
Amman

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins, and then see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Al Burgan Handicrafts, stop by Jobedu - جوبدو, then steep yourself in history at The Citadel, and finally delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Amman trip builder app .

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Jerash Ruins
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Jordan Museum ©
The Jordan Museum
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

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