12 days in India & Jordan Itinerary

12 days in India & Jordan Itinerary

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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Aqaba, Jordan
— 3 nights
Chennai, India
— 1 day
Coimbatore, India
— 1 night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
— 3 nights


Wadi Rum, Jordan — 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): cruise along Wadi Rum Desert Tours and then stop by Wadi Rum Desert Dreams.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Wadi Rum route site.

Chennai, India to Wadi Rum is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Wadi Rum. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Scenic Drive
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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.
On the 9th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Mosesquelle, then ride a horse along Horse Riding Jordan, and then stop by Town Bazaar. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares and then don't miss a visit to The Colonnaded Street.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip planner.

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Aqaba.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Aqaba, Jordan — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): head outdoors with B12 Beach Club at Ayla Oasis and then take a tour by water with Sea Breeze Dive Club. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then tee off at Ayla Golf Club at Ayla Oasis, and then make a trip to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aqaba road trip website.

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Aqaba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Chennai.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas
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Chennai, India — 1 day

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranganatha Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chennai journey builder tool.

You can fly from Aqaba to Chennai in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Aqaba to Chennai. While traveling from Aqaba, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chennai, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 30°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore, India — 1 night

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 14th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in July, with highs in Coimbatore at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Trails
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India — 3 nights

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ketti Valley View and Emerald Lake. Get outdoors at Pykara Falls and Upper Bhavani Lake. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple, stroll through Honey & Bee Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, and make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planning app.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Coimbatore, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Side Trips
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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.