8 days in Jordan Itinerary

8 days in Jordan Itinerary

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8 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Valletta, Island of Malta
Fly + Drive:  10​h 30​min
1
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dana
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Madaba
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Aqaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Valletta, Island of Malta

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares, explore the ancient world of The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, then delve into the distant past at Obelisk Tomb, and finally gain insight at Petra Kitchen.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip tool .

Valletta, Malta to Petra - Wadi Musa is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dana.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Museums
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Temple of Dushares ©
Temple of Dushares
Petra Museum ©
Petra Museum
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

1
night
Dana

Dana ©
Dana is a village near the town of Tafilah, in central-western Jordan. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Wadi Ghuweir and then trek along Dana Nature Reserve.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Dana route planner .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Dana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Petra - Wadi Musa to Dana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Madaba.

Things to do in Dana

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve

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.
Visiting Mujib Nature Reserve and Wadi al-Mujib will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Al Balad – Downtown Amman and Umm ar-Rasas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madaba: Amman (Jobedu - جوبدو, The Jordan Museum, & more). There's more to do: stroll around Madaba Archaeological Park.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Madaba online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Dana to Madaba takes 2.5 hours. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In September in Madaba, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Aqaba.

Things to do in Madaba

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trips

Amman, Wadi al-Mujib, Mujib Nature Reserve
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Jabal Al Lweibdeh ©
Jabal Al Lweibdeh
Umm ar-Rasas ©
Umm ar-Rasas
Wadi al-Mujib ©
Wadi al-Mujib

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): don't miss a visit to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, view the masterpieces at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, then stroll through South Beach, and finally zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aqaba online travel planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Madaba to Aqaba in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Madaba in September, you will find days in Aqaba are somewhat warmer (44°C), and nights are warmer (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Aqaba

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

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