9 days in Jordan Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 1 day
Wadi Rum
— 2 nights
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
— 3 nights


Aqaba — 1 day

Bride of the Red Sea

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 7th (Sat): explore the galleries of Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Aqaba online tour planner.

San Francisco, USA to Aqaba is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Aqaba due to the time zone difference. In October, Aqaba is a bit warmer than San Francisco - with highs of 92°F and lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Wadi Rum.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Shopping
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Wadi Rum — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Lawrence's House and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then take an exotic tour of Wadi Rum Desert Dreams.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Wadi Rum trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Aqaba to Wadi Rum takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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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.
On the 10th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Byzantine Church, then steep yourself in history at Little Petra, and then explore the ancient world of Street of Facades.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa sightseeing planner.

Drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Amman.
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Amman — 3 nights

White City

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
On the 12th (Thu), look for gifts at RivaCrystals, explore the ancient world of The Citadel, then take in the exciting artwork at Amman Panorama Art Gallery, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Madaba Mosaic Map, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo, and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Amman planning app.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Amman can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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Jordan travel guide

Historic Sites · Ruins · Nightlife
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.