9 days in Jordan Itinerary

9 days in Jordan Itinerary

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9 days in Jordan Itinerary

Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Aqaba
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly + taxi:  3​h
Madaba
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Sharm El Sheikh

3
days
Aqaba

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.
Step out of Aqaba to go to Wadi Rum and see Wadi Rum, which is approximately 50 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Araba Desert, kick back and relax at South Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Aqaba vacation builder.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Aqaba is an approximately 12-hour flight. April in Aqaba sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Aqaba

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wadi Rum Protected Area
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Scuba & Snorkeling
Berenice Beach Club ©
Berenice Beach Club

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Petra World Heritage Site. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, then explore the ancient world of Street of Facades, and finally contemplate the long history of Petra By Night.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa vacation planner.

Drive from Aqaba to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madaba.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra World Heritage Site ©
Petra World Heritage Site
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

4
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Jerash Ruins (in Jerash) and Amman (Nadia Dajani Jewellery, Roman Amphitheater, & more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Madaba Mosaic Map, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St John the Baptist, contemplate the waterfront views at Dead Sea, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Nebo.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madaba vacation trip planner.

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Madaba by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Madaba, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madaba

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Amman, Dead Sea, Jerash Ruins
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

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