9 days in Jordan Itinerary

9 days in Jordan Itinerary

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9 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Aqaba
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sweimah
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Newark


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1
night
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 11th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Old Islamic Ayla, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then see the interesting displays at Aqaba Archaeological Museum, and finally stroll through South Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Aqaba trip itinerary maker app .

Newark, USA to Aqaba is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Aqaba, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in September, with highs in Aqaba at 100°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
South Beach ©
South Beach
Aqaba Archaeological Museum ©
Aqaba Archaeological Museum

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.
Al-Beidha - Little Petra has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Petra, explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Great Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soak in style at Turkish baths, then explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, and then delve into the distant past at Mosesquelle.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Petra - Wadi Musa road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Sweimah.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Spas Baths
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Petra ©
Petra
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb
The Great Temple ©
The Great Temple

3
nights
Sweimah

Sweimah ©
On the 15th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Umm ar-Rasas, take an in-depth tour of Madaba Archaeological Museum, then examine the collection at La Storia Tourism Complex, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount Nebo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at O Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mujib Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sweimah trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Sweimah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 17th (Tue).

Things to do in Sweimah

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madaba, Dead Sea Region
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Umm ar-Rasas ©
Umm ar-Rasas
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
La Storia Tourism Complex ©
La Storia Tourism Complex

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