14 days in Ggantija, Island of Malta & Jordan Itinerary

14 days in Ggantija, Island of Malta & Jordan Itinerary

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14 days in Ggantija, Island of Malta & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Lisbon, Portugal
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Ggantija, Malta
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Valletta, Malta
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  3​h 30​min
3
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Sweimah, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Aqaba, Jordan
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Lisbon, Portugal

1
day
Ggantija, Malta

Ggantija
For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ggantija journey builder site .

Lisbon, Portugal to Ggantija is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Lisbon to Ggantija, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Ggantija, with lows around 13°C. You will leave for Valletta on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Ggantija

Nature Parks Historic Sites

4
nights
Valletta, Malta

Valletta ©
Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
Citadel has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Valletta: Gharb (Ta' Pinu National Shrine & Ta' Dbiegi Crafts Village), Ghajnsielem Parish Church (in Mgarr) and Ggantija Megalithic Temples (in Ggantija). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Mnajdra, admire the natural beauty at Lower Barrakka Gardens, and take in the dramatic natural features at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja).

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Valletta driving holiday planner .

Drive from Ggantija to Valletta in 2 hours. In December in Valletta, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

San Lawrenz, Gharb, Comino, Popeye Village Malta, Ghajnsielem Parish Church
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Mdina Old City ©
Mdina Old City
St. John's Co-Cathedral ©
St. John's Co-Cathedral
Upper Barrakka Gardens ©
Upper Barrakka Gardens

2
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at The Citadel, contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, then make a trip to King Abdullah Mosque, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Artisana Jordan Arts and Crafts Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins and then step into the grandiose world of Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad).

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amman road trip planner.

Getting from Valletta to Amman by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Valletta in January, with highs in Amman at 15°C and lows at 5°C. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sweimah.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad), Jerash Ruins
Highlights from your plan
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

1
night
Sweimah, Jordan

Sweimah ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo and then don't miss a visit to Madaba Mosaic Map. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Dead Sea.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sweimah travel site .

Take a bus from Amman to Sweimah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Sweimah

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madaba
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Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Madaba Mosaic Map ©
Madaba Mosaic Map
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, admire the striking features of The Great Temple, then contemplate the long history of Petra, and finally steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Sweimah to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and car; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Montreal Crusader Castle
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

1
night
Wadi Rum, Jordan

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.
On the 10th (Fri), explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Araba Desert and then explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Wadi Rum trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Aqaba.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Wadi Araba Desert
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert

2
nights
Aqaba, Jordan

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 11th (Sat), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aqaba trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Wadi Rum to Aqaba in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Aqaba are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Aqaba

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

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