9 days in Jordan Itinerary

9 days in Jordan Itinerary

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9 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Aqaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jerash
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Madaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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.
On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery and then explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Aqaba visit planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Aqaba is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Dubai in August, expect little chillier with lows of 33°C in Aqaba. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Wadi Rum Protected Area
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Scuba & Snorkeling
Sharif Hussein Bin Ali ©
Sharif Hussein Bin Ali

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen, and then steep yourself in history at Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Montreal and then step into the grandiose world of Shobak Castle.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa travel planner .

Traveling by car from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jerash.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Petra Kitchen ©
Petra Kitchen

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. On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, then step into the grandiose world of Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Citadel, and then delve into the distant past at Roman Amphitheater.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Jerash online trip planner .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Jerash by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. August in Jerash sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madaba.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Amman, Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

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Madaba

Madaba ©
A trip to Madaba will delight most history enthusiasts: the small, friendly town boasts a plethora of exquisite Byzantine mosaics, decorating its buildings and archaeological sites.
On the 16th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Madaba Mosaic Map, contemplate the long history of Mount Nebo, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, then explore the ancient world of Umm ar-Rasas, and then take a stroll through Al Balad – Downtown Amman.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madaba attractions planner .

You can drive from Jerash to Madaba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Madaba, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madaba

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Al Balad – Downtown Amman
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Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Madaba Mosaic Map ©
Madaba Mosaic Map
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

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