9 days in Jordan Itinerary

9 days in Jordan Itinerary

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9 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Aqaba
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Madaba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Jerash
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Rome

2
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.
On the 26th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aqaba day trip tool .

Rome, Italy to Aqaba is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Rome to Aqaba is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Rome in December, with highs in Aqaba at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madaba.

Things to do in Aqaba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Wadi Rum Protected Area
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
South Beach ©
South Beach
Aqaba Castle ©
Aqaba Castle

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, then examine the collection at La Storia Tourism Complex, then explore the ancient world of Umm ar-Rasas, and finally stroll around Madaba Archaeological Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Ola's Garden, then wander the streets of Al Balad – Downtown Amman, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ahl Al Kahf.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Madaba trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Aqaba to Madaba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, Madaba is a bit cooler than Aqaba - with highs of 18°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Jerash.

Things to do in Madaba

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Amman
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Umm ar-Rasas ©
Umm ar-Rasas
Ahl Al Kahf ©
Ahl Al Kahf
La Storia Tourism Complex ©
La Storia Tourism Complex

2
nights
Jerash

Jerash ©
Jerash, is the capital and the largest city of Jerash Governorate, Jordan, with a population of 50,745 as of 2015. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the ancient world of The Citadel, look for gifts at Nadia Dajani Jewellery, and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater, then see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Jerash using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madaba to Jerash takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Amman
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Nadia Dajani Jewellery ©
Nadia Dajani Jewellery
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Jordan Museum ©
The Jordan Museum

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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 2nd (Thu): delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, then delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Petra. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Mosesquelle, deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen, then explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa trip tool .

You can drive from Jerash to Petra - Wadi Musa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

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

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