18 days in Jordan & Krakow Itinerary

18 days in Jordan & Krakow Itinerary

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18 days in Jordan & Krakow Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
2
Sweimah, Jordan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
3
Aqaba, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Madaba, Jordan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom


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5
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Planty Park. Explore Krakow's surroundings by going to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau (in Oswiecim) and Pieniński Park Narodowy (in Szczawnica). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, take a stroll through Stare Miasto, and explore the world behind art at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu).

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Krakow visit website .

London, UK to Krakow is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Krakow is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sweimah.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Pieniński Park Narodowy, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau, Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wawel Royal Castle ©
Wawel Royal Castle

1
night
Sweimah, Jordan

Sweimah ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Mujib Nature Reserve and then learn more about the world around you at Dead Sea Museum. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at O Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sweimah sightseeing planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Krakow to Sweimah. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Krakow to Sweimah due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Aqaba.

Things to do in Sweimah

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Dead Sea Region
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O Beach ©
O Beach
Dead Sea Museum ©
Dead Sea Museum

1
night
Aqaba, Jordan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): make a trip to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, view the masterpieces at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, then admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Araba Desert, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aqaba trip planning website .

Getting from Sweimah to Aqaba by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aqaba are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Aqaba

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wadi Araba Desert ©
Wadi Araba Desert
Sharif Hussein Bin Ali ©
Sharif Hussein Bin Ali

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Wadi Rum Fire Camp and then trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wadi Rum road trip site .

Getting from Aqaba to Wadi Rum by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Wadi Rum Fire Camp ©
Wadi Rum Fire Camp
Horseback Riding Tours

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.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the ancient world of The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, then explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, and finally explore by horseback at Horse Riding Jordan. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Petra.

To see photos and tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa online visit planner .

Drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Trails Tours
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Petra Museum ©
Petra Museum

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jerash Ruins and Roman Amphitheater. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of The Citadel, stop by Trinitae at The Soap House, see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum, and get your game on at World of Illusions.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Amman driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Amman are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Madaba.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jerash Ruins
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum

2
nights
Madaba, Jordan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Umm ar-Rasas, see the interesting displays at La Storia Tourism Complex, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist, and finally appreciate the history behind Madaba Mosaic Map. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Wadi al-Mujib and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madaba road trip site .

You can drive from Amman to Madaba in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amman in August since evenings lows in Madaba dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madaba

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wadi al-Mujib
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Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Wadi al-Mujib ©
Wadi al-Mujib
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

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