๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด JORDAN

Petra, JordanA Middle Eastern marvel, Jordan offers many rewards for the intrepid traveller, all of which can be enjoyed in just 10 or 11 days. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

Here’s your Jordan itinerary:

Luxury Wadi Rum, Jordan
1 โœˆTo Amman (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจFairmont(Book >) All hotels >
Settle in to your hotel and rest after your journey. Visitors from most countries can get a visa on arrival.
2 Wander around the cultured streets of Jabal Amman, then see Paris Square, Darat Al Funun and the Khalid Shoman Foundation in Jabal Al Weibdeh. Head to downtown and take a look at the Grand Husseini Mosque and impressive Amman Citadel. Here you’ll also find the famous Roman amphitheatre. You’ll be visiting a lot of tourist sites – save money by buying a Jordan Pass.
3 ๐Ÿš—Amman to Jerash drive
๐Ÿš—Jerash to Wadi Musa (Petra)ย  drive (Book >)
Dep: 08:00
Dep: 10:00
Arr: 09:00
Arr: 13:45
๐ŸจHotel Mรถvenpick Resort (Book >) All hotels >
Meet your driver and head north to the see the impressive Roman ruins of Jerash, then begin the journey to Wadi Musa. Relax until the mid-day sun eases off then start to explore the incredible ruins of Petra. Save the environment (and money) by using a filter water bottle and topping up from taps.
4 You’ll need a full day to see the rest of Petra’s sights. What not to miss: the water channels of Al-Siq, the Obelisk Tomb and Bab Al-Siq Triclinium, the famous Treasury, the High Palace of Sacrifice, the Urn Tomb and the Al-Deir monastery, at the top of 800 steps. Avoid riding donkeys in Petra – there are lots of scams and the animal welfare here is questionable.
5 ๐Ÿš—Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum drive Dep: 14:00 Arr: 16:00 ๐ŸจWadi Rum Night Luxury Camp (Book >) All hotels >
Arriving after the heat of the day has died down gives you both the opportunity to see more of Petra in the morning as well as to explore the stupendous Wadi Rum in the comfortable heat of late afternoon. Camping in Wadi Rum can be cold between Nov and Mar – you may want to bring your own sleeping bag.
6 ๐Ÿš—Wadi Rum to Aqaba drive Dep: 10:00 Arr: 11:30 ๐ŸจKempinski (Book >) All hotels >
Chill out on Aqaba’s glorious Red Sea beaches. If taking a taxi make sure the drivers uses the meter.
7-8 Spend a couple more days on the beach, or use this opportunity to visit the magnificent marine wildlife on a diving or snorkelling trip. The Aqaba souk is a good place to get souvenirs, including tea, coffee and spices.
9 ๐Ÿš—Aqaba to Dana Biosphere Reserve drive Dep: 09:00 Arr: 11:30 ๐ŸจFeynan Ecolodge (Book >) All hotels >
Dana Biosphere is the perfect place in which to hike amidst breathtaking landscapes. You will need a guide to do the White Dome Trail.
10 ๐Ÿš—Dana Biosphere Reserve to Sweimeh (Dead Sea) drive Dep: 10:00 Arr: 12:30 ๐ŸจKempinski (Book >) All hotels >
Float, cover yourself in mud, spend time in the spa…basically, enjoy an indulgent afternoon by the Dead Sea. Bring something to wear on your feet to and from the water.
11 ๐Ÿš—Sweimeh to Amman airport drive
โœˆAmman airport to home
Dep: 07:00
Morning
Arr: 08:00
Arr: Afternoon
Connect this Jordan itinerary with the Western Turkey itinerary
Flights depart from 10:00.
Mid-range Aqaba, Jordan
1 โœˆTo Amman (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจHotel Amman International (Book >) All hotels >
Settle in to your hotel and rest after your journey. Visitors from most countries can get a visa on arrival.
2 Wander around the cultured streets of Jabal Amman, then see Paris Square, Darat Al Funun and the Khalid Shoman Foundation in Jabal Al Weibdeh. Head to downtown and take a look at the Grand Husseini Mosque and impressive Amman Citadel. Take the bus from North Terminal to Jerash to see the impressive Roman ruins. You’ll be visiting a lot of tourist sites – save money by buying a Jordan Pass.
3 ๐ŸšŒAmman to Wadi Musa (Petra) bus (Book >) Dep: 06:30 Arr: 10:30 ๐ŸจB&b Petra Fig Tree Villa (Book >) All hotels >
You’ll need a full day to see the rest of Petra’s sights. What not to miss: the water channels of Al-Siq, the Obelisk Tomb and Bab Al-Siq Triclinium, the famous Treasury, the High Palace of Sacrifice, the Urn Tomb and the Al-Deir monastery, at the top of 800 steps. Save the environment (and money) by using a filter water bottle and topping up from taps.
4 ๐Ÿš•Wadi Musa (Petra) to Wadi Rum bus Dep: 14:00 Arr: 16:00 ๐ŸจWadi Rum Beduland (Book >) All hotels >
Arriving after the heat of the day has died down gives you both the opportunity to see more of Petra in the morning as well as to then take a taxi toย  explore the stupendous Wadi Rum in the comfortable heat of late afternoon. Camping in Wadi Rum can be cold between Nov and Mar – you may want to bring your own sleeping bag.
5 ๐Ÿš•Wadi Rum to Aqaba taxi Dep: 10:00 Arr: 11:15 ๐ŸจMรถvenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay(Book >) All hotels >
Chill out on Aqaba’s glorious Red Sea beaches. If taking a taxi make sure the drivers uses the meter.
6-7 Spend a couple more days on the beach, or use this opportunity to visit the magnificent marine wildlife on a diving or snorkelling trip. The Aqaba souk is a good place to get souvenirs, including tea, coffee and spices.
8 ๐ŸšŒAqaba to Qurayqura bus
๐Ÿš•Qurayqura to Dana Biosphere Reserve transfer
Dep: 12:00
Dep: 14:00
Arr: 14:00
Arr: 14:30
๐ŸจFeynan Ecolodge (Book >) All hotels >
Dana Biosphere is the perfect place in which to hike amidst breathtaking landscapes. Minibuses to Qurayqura leave from same station as buses to Amman/Petra. Check departure times at the station on the night of day 8. Contact the ecolodge to arrange transport from Qurayqura.
9 ๐Ÿš•Dana Biospehere Reserve to Sweimeh (Dead Sea) transfer Dep: 11:00 Arr: 13:30 ๐ŸจHoliday Inn (Book >) All hotels >
Float, cover yourself in mud, spend time in the spa…basically, enjoy an indulgent afternoon by the Dead Sea. Arrange a transfer to the Dead Sea with the Feynan Ecolodge.
10 ๐Ÿš•Sweimeh to Amman airport taxi
โœˆAmman airport to home
Dep: 07:00
Morning
Arr: 08:00
Arr: Afternoon
Connect this Jordan itinerary with the Western Turkey itinerary
Flights depart from 10:00.
Budget Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan
1 โœˆTo Amman (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Evening ๐ŸจNomads Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Settle in to your hotel and rest after your journey. Visitors from most countries can get a visa on arrival.
2 Wander around the cultured streets of Jabal Amman, then see Paris Square, Darat Al Funun and the Khalid Shoman Foundation in Jabal Al Weibdeh. Take the bus from North Terminal to Jerash to see the impressive Roman ruins. You’ll be visiting a lot of tourist sites – save money by buying a Jordan Pass.
3 Take a day trip to the Dead Sea by catching a bus from Mujaharin bus station to Rame and then a cheap taxi to Amman Beach. Bring something to wear on your feet to and from the water.
4 ๐ŸšŒAmman to Wadi Musa (Petra) bus (Book >) Dep: 06:30 Arr: 10:30 ๐ŸจPetra Gate Hotel (Book >) All hostels >
You’ll need a full day to see the rest of Petra’s sights. What not to miss: the water channels of Al-Siq, the Obelisk Tomb and Bab Al-Siq Triclinium, the famous Treasury, the High Palace of Sacrifice, the Urn Tomb and the Al-Deir monastery, at the top of 800 steps. As soon as you arrive in Petra, ask your hotel to help book the bus tomorrow to Wadi Rum – it’s important to book in advance.
5 ๐ŸšŒWadi Musa (Petra) to Wadi Rum bus Dep: 06:30 Arr: 08:30 ๐ŸจWadi Rum Fire Camp (Book >) All hostels >
Shelter from the heat at Wadi Rum with a mint teat, then explore the stupendous Wadi Rum in the comfortable heat of late afternoon. Contact Wadi Rum Beduland in advance for advice on where to meet. Camping in Wadi Rum can be cold between Nov and Mar – you may want to bring your own sleeping bag.
6 ๐ŸšŒWadi Rum to highway junction bus
๐ŸšŒHighway to Aqaba bus
Dep: 08:30
Dep: 10:00
Arr: 09:00
Arr: 11:00
๐ŸจHakaia Home (Book >) All hostels >
Buses to the highway leave between 08:30 and 09:00 and take 30 mins. At the highway you can wait for any bus or minibus to Aqaba, no more than 1 hour away. Chill out on Aqaba’s glorious Red Sea beaches in the afternoon. Save the environment (and money) by using a filter water bottle and topping up from taps.
7-8 Spend a couple more days on the beach, or use this opportunity to visit the magnificent marine wildlife on a diving or snorkelling trip. The Aqaba souk is a good place to get souvenirs, including tea, coffee and spices.
9 ๐ŸšŒAqaba to Al-Qadisiya bus
๐Ÿš•Al-Qadisiya to Dana Biosphere Reserve taxi
Dep: 09:00
Dep: 12:00
Arr: 12:00
Arr: 12:10
๐ŸจDana Moon (Book >) All hotels >
Take a minibus in the direction of Al-Tafilah and ask to get off at Al-Qadisiya, from where it’s a cheap taxi to Dana. Dana Biosphere is the perfect place in which to hike amidst breathtaking landscapes. Minibuses to Al-Tafileh leave from same station as buses to Amman/Petra. Check departure times at the station on the night of day 8.
10 ๐Ÿš•Dana Biospehere Reserve Al-Qadisiya taxi
๐ŸšŒAl-Qadisiya to Amman bus
Dep: 11:30
Dep: 12:00
Arr: 11:40
Arr: 15:00
๐ŸจNomads Hostel (Book >) All hostels >
Enjoy a short walk in the reserve before journeying to Amman. Once in the city, head to downtown and take a look at the Grand Husseini Mosque and impressive Amman Citadel. Take whichever form of transport – bus or minibus – comes first otherwise you may wait a long time!
10 โœˆAmman airport to home Dep:
Morning
Arr: Afternoon Connect this Jordan itinerary with the Western Turkey itinerary
Airport buses leave from various locations in Amman. More info here.