10 days in Jordan Itinerary

10 days in Jordan Itinerary

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10 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Zurich
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  8​h 45​min
1
Amman
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Jerash
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Madaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Aqaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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.
On the 26th (Sat), see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum, take a stroll through Al Balad – Downtown Amman, and then explore the ancient world of Qasr al-Kharrana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, then steep yourself in history at The Citadel, and then don't miss a visit to King Abdullah Mosque.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amman route planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Amman is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Amman is 1 hour. When traveling from Zurich in October, plan for much warmer days in Amman, with highs around 32°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Jerash.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Qasr al-Kharrana ©
Qasr al-Kharrana

1
night
Jerash

Jerash ©
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Jerash Ruins as well as Jordan River Baptismal Site. On the 27th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Jerash trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Amman to Jerash takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Amman in October, plan for little chillier nights in Jerash, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Madaba.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jordan River Baptismal Site
Highlights from your plan
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Jordan River Baptismal Site ©
Jordan River Baptismal Site

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.
On the 28th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, then pause for some photo ops at Madaba Mosaic Map, and then explore the ancient world of Machaerus. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Nebo, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, then contemplate the long history of Wadi Jadid, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Apostles.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Madaba driving holiday website .

Getting from Jerash to Madaba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. October in Madaba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Madaba

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Umm ar-Rasas ©
Umm ar-Rasas
Church of St John the Baptist ©
Church of St John the Baptist

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 30th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Petra, delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa vacation planner .

Drive from Madaba to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or take a bus. On the 1st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Shobak Castle ©
Shobak Castle

2
nights
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 1st (Fri), explore the historical opulence of Aqaba Castle. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Araba Desert.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aqaba online travel planner .

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert
Berenice Beach Club ©
Berenice Beach Club

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