8 days in Jordan Itinerary

8 days in Jordan Itinerary

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8 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  7​h 45​min
1
Amman
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dana
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Aqaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

2
nights
Amman

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 15th (Sun): take a stroll through Al Balad – Downtown Amman, wander the streets of Nabad Art Gallery, and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater, explore the ancient world of The Citadel, then take a stroll through Jabal Al Lweibdeh, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ahl Al Kahf.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amman road trip planning website .

Valletta, Malta to Amman is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In September, daytime highs in Amman are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dana.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Jerash Ruins
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Al Balad – Downtown Amman ©
Al Balad – Downtown Amman
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

1
night
Dana

Dana ©
Dana is a village near the town of Tafilah, in central-western Jordan. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Ghuweir and then hike along Dana Nature Reserve.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dana journey planning site .

You can drive from Amman to Dana in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Amman to Dana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Dana

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Petra. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, make a trip to The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, then deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen, and finally delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa road trip planner.

Drive from Dana to Petra - Wadi Musa in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
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Petra ©
Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): make a trip to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, view the masterpieces at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, then kick back and relax at South Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Aqaba online route planner .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Aqaba can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
South Beach ©
South Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach

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