11 days in Jordan Itinerary

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— 1 day
Wadi Rum
— 2 nights
Petra - Wadi Musa
— 4 nights
— 1 night
— 2 nights


Aqaba — 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at City Beach and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aqaba trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Aqaba is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Aqaba due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Aqaba at 92°F and lows at 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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Wadi Rum — 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 5th (Wed), explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Desert Guide Camp.

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You can drive from Aqaba to Wadi Rum in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
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Petra - Wadi Musa — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Petra and Mosesquelle. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Byzantine Church and Temple of Dushares. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Little Petra, stroll through Horse Riding Jordan, and explore the ancient world of Street of Facades.

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Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sweimah.
Historic Sites · Trails · Tours · Parks
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Sweimah — 1 night

On the 11th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Nebo and then stroll through O Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sweimah visit planner.

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Sweimah by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Amman.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Amman — 2 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 12th (Wed): delve into the distant past at The Citadel and then explore the ancient world of Roman Temple of Hercules. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Roman Theatre and then make a trip to Rainbow Street.

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Traveling by car from Sweimah to Amman takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Amman are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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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.

Dead Sea Region travel guide

Nature & Parks · Beaches · Natural History Museums
A vacation in Jordan's Dead Sea Region allows you to relax and reinvigorate as you bathe in the beneficial waters of the salt lake, while also having access to historic sights and natural attractions. The Dead Sea Region is part of the Jordan Rift Valley, a natural depression known for its many interesting rock formations, mineral hot springs, and ancient sites. Besides floating on the water and catching the rays, things to do in the Dead Sea Region include hiking the trails of the nearby nature reserve, exploring the town of Madaba, or visiting what was reportedly the baptism site of Jesus Christ.