8 days in Jordan Itinerary

8 days in Jordan Itinerary

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— 2 nights
— 1 night
Wadi Rum
— 1 night
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Bus to Amman Abdali Terminal, Fly to Washington DC


Amman — 2 nights

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Get out of town with these interesting Amman side-trips: Madaba (Madaba Mosaic Map, Mount Nebo, &more) and Jerash Ruins (in Jerash). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at The Citadel, steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre, see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, and make a trip to Rainbow Street.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amman road trip planning site.

Washington DC, USA to Amman is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Amman due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Aqaba.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Side Trips
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Aqaba — 1 night

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 19th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then get outside with Berenice Beach Club.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Aqaba trip builder website.

You can fly from Amman to Aqaba in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Amman in August: high temperatures in Aqaba hover around 105°F and lows are around 83°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Wadi Rum.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Wadi Rum — 1 night

Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
On the 20th (Fri), explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

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

Traveling by car from Aqaba to Wadi Rum takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.
Parks · Nature
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Petra - Wadi Musa — 2 nights

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 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Petra.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Petra - Wadi Musa tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll travel back home.
Historic Sites
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Jordan travel guide

Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.