9 days in Jordan Itinerary

9 days in Jordan Itinerary

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9 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Madaba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Jerash
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Dana
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Aqaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Manama

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Umm ar-Rasas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist. On your second day here, wander the streets of Al Balad – Downtown Amman, stop by Jobedu - جوبدو, then contemplate the long history of Mount Nebo, and finally stroll around Madaba Archaeological Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Madaba trip planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Madaba is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Manama to Madaba. When traveling from Manama in August, plan for little chillier days in Madaba, with highs around 40°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jerash.

Things to do in Madaba

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Amman
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Al Balad – Downtown Amman ©
Al Balad – Downtown Amman
Umm ar-Rasas ©
Umm ar-Rasas
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo

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. On the 10th (Sat), look for gifts at Nadia Dajani Jewellery, see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Roman Amphitheater, wander the streets of Jabal Al Lweibdeh, and then delve into the distant past at The Citadel.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jerash online trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Madaba to Jerash in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dana.

Things to do in Jerash

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

1
night
Dana

Dana ©
Dana is a village near the town of Tafilah, in central-western Jordan. On the 12th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Wadi Ghuweir and then stroll through Dana Nature Reserve.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dana road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Jerash to Dana takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Jerash to Dana, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Dana

Parks Trails Wildlife
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Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve

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 13th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Petra. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at The Great Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa online tour planner .

Getting from Dana to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dana to Petra - Wadi Musa is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

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

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 15th (Thu): make a trip to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali, then enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Aqaba tour planner .

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Aqaba are 47°C, while nighttime lows are 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
South Beach ©
South Beach
Spas

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