8 days in Jordan Itinerary

8 days in Jordan Itinerary

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8 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Sofia
Fly + Drive:  6​h
1
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Jerash
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Madaba
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
4
Wadi Rum
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sofia

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Sun), don't miss a visit to The Great Temple and then delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa road trip planning site .

Sofia, Bulgaria to Petra - Wadi Musa is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Jerash.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Petra Kitchen ©
Petra Kitchen

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. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ajloun Castle and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jerash road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Jerash in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Jerash are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Madaba.

Things to do in Jerash

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

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Madaba side-trips: Amman (Roman Amphitheater, The Citadel, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, contemplate the long history of Wadi Jadid, pause for some photo ops at Madaba Mosaic Map, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St John the Baptist.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Madaba route planner .

Drive from Jerash to Madaba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in March, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Madaba

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Amman
Highlights from your plan
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo

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.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Aqaba Castle and then trot along with a tour on horseback. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Madaba to Wadi Rum by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trip

Aqaba Castle
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Horseback Riding Tours
Aqaba Castle ©
Aqaba Castle

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