12 days in Jordan Itinerary

12 days in Jordan Itinerary

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12 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Aqaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Wadi Rum
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Madaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Jerash
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
End: Tel Aviv

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 30th (Tue), stroll around Aqaba Marine Park. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the galleries of Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Aqaba trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Aqaba is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, expect nights in Aqaba to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert
Berenice Beach Club ©
Berenice Beach Club

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Keep things going the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Wadi Rum trip tool .

Traveling by car from Aqaba to Wadi Rum takes 1.5 hours. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Horseback Riding Tours

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 4th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Petra and then explore the ancient world of Street of Facades. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen, and finally stroll through Horse Riding Jordan.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa sightseeing site .

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Madaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

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 6th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Madaba Mosaic Map, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo, and then explore the activities along Dead Sea. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Al Balad – Downtown Amman, then delve into the distant past at Umm ar-Rasas, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist.

To see other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Madaba trip builder app .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Madaba by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Madaba can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Jerash.

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

3
nights
Jerash

Jerash ©
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Get out of town with these interesting Jerash side-trips: Amman (Nadia Dajani Jewellery, Room Escape Games, & more) and Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) (in Ajlun). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jerash trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Madaba to Jerash in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Jerash, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

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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