13 days in India & Jordan Itinerary

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Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
Aqaba, Jordan
— 2 nights
Chennai, India
— 1 day
Coimbatore, India
— 1 night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
— 3 nights
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Amman, Jordan — 1 night

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 2nd (Mon), stop by Al Balad – Downtown Amman and then stop by Nadia Dajani Jewellery.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Amman trip planner.

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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Amman due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in May: high temperatures in Amman hover around 32°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Wadi Rum.
Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lawrence's House and then trek along with Wadi Rum Desert Eyes.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Wadi Rum online journey planner.

You can fly from Amman to Wadi Rum in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aqaba.
Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Aqaba, Jordan — 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with Sea Breeze Dive Club and then enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Aqaba holiday planner.

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Aqaba in 1.5 hours. In May in Aqaba, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can fly to Chennai.
Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
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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.
For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Aqaba to Chennai takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 3.5 hours traveling from Aqaba to Chennai due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Chennai when traveling from Aqaba in May, with lows around 32°C. You will leave for Coimbatore on the 8th (Sun).
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.
For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coimbatore trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chennai to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in May, things will get little chillier in Coimbatore: highs are around 40°C and lows about 28°C. You'll set off for Ooty (Udhagamandalam) on the 9th (Mon).
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Nightlife
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Elk Hill Murugan Temple and Upper Bhavani Lake. Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) with an excursion to Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course in Coonoor--about 46 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, admire the verdant scenery at Ketti Valley View, tee off at Ootacamund Gymkhana Golf Club, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online day trip planner.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Golf · Outdoors
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.