9 days in Jordan Itinerary

9 days in Jordan Itinerary

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9 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Aqaba
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Amman
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Zurich

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Wadi Rum Protected Area and Horseback Riding Tours. Aqaba Castle and Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali.

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Zurich, Switzerland to Aqaba is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Aqaba. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Zurich in December, with highs in Aqaba at 27°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Wadi Rum
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Horseback Riding Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

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.
On the 31st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, then explore the ancient world of The Great Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, soak in style at Turkish baths, then contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, and finally deepen your understanding at Petra Kitchen.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa itinerary tool .

You can drive from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

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

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jerash Ruins and Umm ar-Rasas. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Al Balad – Downtown Amman and Ahl Al Kahf. Go for a jaunt from Amman to Madaba to see Mount Nebo about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Jabal Al Lweibdeh, steep yourself in history at The Citadel, and explore the ancient world of Roman Amphitheater.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Amman trip planner .

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Amman are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

Madaba, Jerash Ruins
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Umm ar-Rasas ©
Umm ar-Rasas
The Citadel ©
The Citadel

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