8 days in Jordan Itinerary

8 days in Jordan Itinerary

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8 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Aqaba
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
3
Madaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Dubai

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 15th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Petra.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa vacation planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Petra - Wadi Musa is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Dana Nature Reserve
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve

3
nights
Aqaba

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wadi Rum Fire Camp. Get a sense of the local culture at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery. It doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach and don't miss a visit to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aqaba visit planner.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Aqaba can reach 47°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Madaba.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Wadi Rum
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wadi Rum Fire Camp ©
Wadi Rum Fire Camp

2
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.
On the 21st (Sun), explore the galleries of Love on a Bike, get engrossed in the history at TIRAZ Widad Kawar Home for Arab Dress, examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum, then have fun and explore at Children's Museum, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum, explore the ancient world of The Citadel, and then explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater.

Before you visit Madaba, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Aqaba to Madaba in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Aqaba in July: highs in Madaba hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madaba

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Amman
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Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

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