18 days in Jordan, Interlaken & Montreux Itinerary

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Amman, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 6 nights
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Montreux, Switzerland
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan — 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Petra. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, steep yourself in history at Little Petra, and then delve into the distant past at Street of Facades.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip itinerary maker site.

Stockholm, Sweden to Petra - Wadi Musa is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Petra - Wadi Musa is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Wadi Rum.
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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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Lawrence's House and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Wadi Rum Desert Dreams and then trek along with Wadi Rum Nomads - Day Tours.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Wadi Rum trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Amman.
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Amman, Jordan — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Madaba Mosaic Map, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo, and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, then steep yourself in history at The Citadel, then delve into the distant past at Roman Theatre, and finally examine the collection at Royal Automobile Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Amman online road trip planner.

You can fly from Wadi Rum to Amman in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 6 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Get some cultural insight at Old Town and UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Interlaken: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Lucerne (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz & Chapel Bridge) and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) (in Bern). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the natural beauty at Schynige Platte, examine the collection at Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Interlaken trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Amman to Interlaken takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amman to Interlaken due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amman in October, expect nights in Interlaken to be slightly colder, around 6°C, while days are colder, around 16°C. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Montreux.
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Montreux, Switzerland — 4 nights

Mostly known for its world-renowned jazz festival, Montreux serves as a picturesque lakeside resort town on the Swiss Riviera.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chillon and Swiss Riviera Wine Tours. Get out of town with these interesting Montreux side-trips: Gruyeres (Gruyeres Castle & HR Giger Museum) and Lausanne (Collection de l'Art Brut, Cathedrale de Lausanne, &more). Next up on the itinerary: have fun and explore at Chaplin's World, see the interesting displays at Queen Studio Experience, take in the awesome beauty at Rochers-de-Naye, and appreciate the history behind Monument to Vladimir Nabokov.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Montreux trip planning tool.

You can drive from Interlaken to Montreux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Jordan travel guide

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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.
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