11 days in Jordan Itinerary

11 days in Jordan Itinerary

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11 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Madrid
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 15​min
1
Amman
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dana
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Wadi Rum
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Madrid

4
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.
Get some historical perspective at Jerash Ruins and Umm ar-Rasas. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Jordan Museum and Mujib Nature Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Nebo (in Madaba), Umm Qais Museum (in Umm Qais) and Quseir Amra (in Azraq). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater, take an in-depth tour of TIRAZ Widad Kawar Home for Arab Dress, and browse the exhibits of Love on a Bike.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Amman online itinerary planner .

Madrid, Spain to Amman is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Madrid to Amman. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Madrid in October; daily highs in Amman reach 32°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dana.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Jerash, Madaba, Quseir Amra, Umm Qais Museum, Mujib Nature Reserve
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Umm Qais Museum ©
Umm Qais Museum
Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) ©
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)

1
night
Dana

Dana ©
Dana is a village near the town of Tafilah, in central-western Jordan. On the 25th (Fri), explore the striking landscape at Wadi Ghuweir and then trek along Dana Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Dana trip planner.

You can drive from Amman to Dana in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amman to Dana. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Dana

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve

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 26th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, then steep yourself in history at The Great Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Petra. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, see Off-Road Tours, contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, then gain insight at Petra Kitchen, and finally explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner .

You can drive from Dana to Petra - Wadi Musa in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Petra Museum ©
Petra Museum
Petra ©
Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

3
nights
Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Horseback Riding Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sharif Hussein Bin Ali and Wadi Araba Desert. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Wadi Rum: Aqaba (Scuba & Snorkeling & Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery).

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wadi Rum online route planner .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Aqaba
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert

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