10 days in Jordan Itinerary

10 days in Jordan Itinerary

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10 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Aqaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jerash
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Madaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​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.
Take a break from Aqaba with a short trip to Wadi Rum Protected Area in Wadi Rum, about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, explore the historical opulence of Aqaba Castle, explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Araba Desert, and make a trip to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aqaba driving holiday planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Aqaba is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Aqaba, with lows of 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Wadi Rum Protected Area
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Dana Nature Reserve in Dana (about 1h 10 min away). Spend the 4th (Sun) exploring ancient history at Petra. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra and trot along with Horse Riding Jordan.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa tour planner .

Drive from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Jerash.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Dana Nature Reserve
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve

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 7th (Wed): make a trip to Rainbow Street, then explore the historical opulence of Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum, explore the ancient world of The Citadel, and then explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jerash trip planner .

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Jerash in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in August, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough 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

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Madaba Mosaic Map, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Nebo, and then explore the activities along Dead Sea. On the next day, wander the streets of Al Balad – Downtown Amman, delve into the distant past at Umm ar-Rasas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madaba day trip planning tool .

Drive from Jerash to Madaba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Madaba can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madaba

Parks Nature 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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