8 days in Jordan Itinerary

8 days in Jordan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Jordan tour itinerary maker
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— 2 nights
Wadi Rum
— 1 night
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Queen Alia International Airport, Fly to San Francisco


Amman — 2 nights

Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Get out of town with these interesting Amman side-trips: Madaba (St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Madaba Mosaic Map, &more) and Jerash Ruins (in Jerash). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre, delve into the distant past at The Citadel, don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, and see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Amman day trip app.

San Francisco, USA to Amman is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Amman is 10 hours. December in Amman sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Wadi Rum.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Side Trips
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Wadi Rum — 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.
On the 9th (Wed), get great views at Lawrence's House and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Wadi Rum trip planning tool.

You can 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 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Petra - Wadi Musa — 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.
On the 10th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Petra. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, make a trip to Little Petra, then delve into the distant past at Street of Facades, and finally admire the striking features of The Great Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa road trip planning site.

Getting from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sweimeh.
Historic Sites
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Sweimeh — 1 night

On the 12th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptism Site Of Jesus Christ.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sweimeh trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Sweimeh in 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Sat) before leaving for home.
Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Jordan travel guide

Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
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.