12 days in India & Jordan Itinerary

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Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Aqaba, Jordan
— 1 night
Chennai, India
— 1 day
Coimbatore, India
— 1 night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
— 2 nights
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Amman, Jordan — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): brush up on your military savvy at Royal Tank Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Dar Al-Anda Art Gallery, and then look for gifts at Nadia Dajani Jewellery. On your second day here, have fun and explore at Children's Museum, then make a trip to Madaba Mosaic Map, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amman travel route builder.

London, UK to Amman is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Amman is 2 hours. When traveling from London in September, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Amman: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can fly to Wadi Rum.
Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites
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Wadi Rum, Jordan — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get great views at Lawrence's House and then do sightseeing your way with Wadi Rum Desert Style Camp - Day Tours. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Jabal Umm ad Dami.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Wadi Rum trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Amman to Wadi Rum in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan — 1 night

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 11th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum, then contemplate the long history of Little Petra, and then browse for treasures at Town Bazaar.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Petra - Wadi Musa trip app.

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Aqaba.
Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
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Aqaba, Jordan — 1 night

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.
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Aqaba tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You'll set off for Chennai on the 12th (Mon).
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Chennai, India — 1 day

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai day trip tool.

You can fly from Aqaba to Chennai in 14.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 3.5 hour difference. When traveling from Aqaba in September, plan for little chillier days in Chennai, with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Coimbatore.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife · Fun & Games
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Coimbatore, India — 1 night

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 13th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Fun City Mall.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Coimbatore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India — 2 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Step off the beaten path and head to Elk Hill Murugan Temple and Emerald Lake. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Honey & Bee Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary maker site.

Take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in September; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Parks · Shopping · Nature · Historic Sites
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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.

India travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Beaches
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.