13 days in Jordan Itinerary

13 days in Jordan Itinerary

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13 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Lyon
Drive:  8​h
1
Amman
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Ajlun
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sweimah
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Dana
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Wadi Rum
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Karak
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Amman
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
End: Lyon


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1
night
Amman

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Before you visit Amman, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Lyon, France to Amman is an approximately 44-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Lyon to Amman is 1 hour. Traveling from Lyon in September, expect Amman to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 22°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Ajlun.
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King Abdullah Mosque ©
King Abdullah Mosque

2
nights
Ajlun

Ajlun ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Tell Mar Elias. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Thu): get great views at UMm Qays Archeological Site, get engrossed in the history at Umm Qais Museum, and then take a memorable drive along King's Highway.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ajlun sightseeing planner .

Getting from Amman to Ajlun by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sweimah.

Things to do in Ajlun

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Irbid, Jerash, Umm Qais Museum
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) ©
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle

1
night
Sweimah

Sweimah ©
To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sweimah itinerary builder website .

Drive from Ajlun to Sweimah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dana.

Things to do in Sweimah

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Nebo
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Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo

2
nights
Dana

Dana ©
Dana is a village near the town of Tafilah, in central-western Jordan. To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dana trip planner .

Getting from Sweimah to Dana by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sweimah to Dana. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Mon) before leaving for Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Dana

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
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.
Petra - Wadi Musa is known for historic sites, museums, baths, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Petra, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Temple, and deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Dana to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Petra Kitchen ©
Petra Kitchen

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Aqaba Castle and then explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Araba Desert.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Wadi Rum driving holiday site .

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Karak.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Aqaba
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert
Aqaba Castle ©
Aqaba Castle

1
night
Karak

Karak ©
Al-Karak, also known as just Karak or Kerak, is a city in Jordan known for its Crusader castle, the Kerak Castle. Kerak Castle has been added to your itinerary.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Karak trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Wadi Rum to Karak in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car. In September in Karak, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Amman.

Things to do in Karak

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kerak de Moab Castle
Highlights from your plan
Kerak de Moab Castle ©
Kerak de Moab Castle

1
night
Amman

Amman
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You can drive from Karak to Amman in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Amman when traveling from Karak in September, with lows around 22°C. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Sun).

Things to do in Amman

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

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