30 days in Jordan Itinerary

30 days in Jordan Itinerary

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30 days in Jordan Itinerary

Start: Amman
1
Amman
— 9 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Wadi Rum
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Aqaba
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h
5
Sweimah
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
6
Dana
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
7
Irbid
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 45 min
End: Amman

9
nights
Amman

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Venture out of the city with trips to Azraq (Qasr Azraq & Quseir Amra), Abu Jaber Museum (in Al Salt) and Madaba (St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, The Church of Saint George, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater, make a trip to King Abdullah Mosque, see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, and have some family-friendly fun at The Squad Entertainment Lounge.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amman road trip website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Amman. In December in Amman, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Madaba, Azraq, Abu Jaber Museum
Highlights from your plan
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater
Royal Automobile Museum ©
Royal Automobile Museum
Rainbow Street ©
Rainbow Street

5
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
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.
Petra - Wadi Musa is known for historic sites, museums, and baths. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Petra, admire the striking features of The Great Temple, explore the ancient world of Obelisk Tomb, and get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum.

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Getting from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. On the 4th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites Trails Tours
Highlights from your plan
Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Street of Facades ©
Street of Facades

4
nights
Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum ©
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.
Spend the 5th (Sun) exploring the stark beauty of Wadi Rum Protected Area. The adventure continues: see Off-Road Tours, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and make a short side trip with Wadi Rum Trail.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Aqaba.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Tours Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Off-Road Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours

7
nights
Aqaba

Aqaba ©
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.
Jordan Echo Tours - Day Tours has been added to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, go for a walk through Old Islamic Ayla, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll around Aqaba Marine Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Aqaba trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Aqaba in 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Aqaba are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sweimah.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors Parks Tours
Highlights from your plan
Jordan Echo Tours - Day Tours ©
Jordan Echo Tours - Day Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Berenice Beach Club ©
Berenice Beach Club

1
night
Sweimah

Sweimah ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the activities along Dead Sea and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Aqaba to Sweimah in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Dana.

Things to do in Sweimah

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Madaba
Highlights from your plan
Mount Nebo ©
Mount Nebo
Dead Sea ©
Dead Sea

1
night
Dana

Dana ©
Dana is a village near the town of Tafilah, in central-western Jordan. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Wadi Ghuweir and then trek along Dana Nature Reserve.

Plan my day in Dana using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Getting from Sweimah to Dana by car takes about 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sweimah to Dana. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Irbid.

Things to do in Dana

Parks Trails Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Dana Nature Reserve ©
Dana Nature Reserve
Wadi Ghuweir ©
Wadi Ghuweir

2
nights
Irbid

Irbid ©
Irbid, known in ancient times as Arabella or Arbela, is the capital and largest city of the Irbid Governorate. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) and then explore the ancient world of Jerash Ruins.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Irbid driving holiday planning website.

Drive from Dana to Irbid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Dana to Irbid, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in January, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Irbid

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jerash, Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
Highlights from your plan
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad) ©
Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)
Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle

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