12 days in Jordan Itinerary

12 days in Jordan Itinerary

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12 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  11​h
1
Aqaba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Jerash
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Madaba
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Lisbon

3
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. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Araba Desert, don't miss a visit to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, and view the masterpieces at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery.

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Lisbon, Portugal to Aqaba is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Israel Standard Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in August; daily highs in Aqaba reach 47°C and lows reach 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Nature Parks

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 these side-trips from Petra - Wadi Musa: Dana Nature Reserve (in Dana) and Montreal (in Shoubak). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Petra, explore the historical opulence of Shobak Castle, gain insight at Petra Kitchen, and explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip 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 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jerash.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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. On the 16th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Ajloun Castle and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins.

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You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Jerash in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Jerash sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madaba.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) (in Ajlun) and Amman (Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery, The Citadel, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo, appreciate the history behind Madaba Mosaic Map, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and explore the activities along Dead Sea.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madaba online tour planner .

You can drive from Jerash to Madaba in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Madaba, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madaba

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

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