10-Day Jordan Travel Itinerary

Going to Jordan, the country? Here’s a a 10-Day Jordan Travel Itinerary that will help make your planning so much easier! This itinerary will make sure you don’t miss any of the best things to do in Jordan.

Jordan Travel Itinerary

Jordan Travel Day 1 — Arrive in Amman

Welcome to Jordan! You will spend 4 nights in Amman. You need one full day to explore Amman, and 2 days for day trips from Amman.

If you want more relaxing days or time to recover from jetlag, plan for one more day so you have two days to explore Amman.

Read this post: Best Things To Do in Amman Jordan

Where to Stay: Amman Marriott Hotel


Amman Jordan

Jordan Travel Day 2 — Full Day in Amman

Today you will visit the Roman Theatre, Amman Citadel, and explore the old city of Amman.

For more information on what you shouldn’t miss in Amman, read the post below:

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Where to Stay: Amman Marriott Hotel


Jerash Jordan

Jordan Travel Day 3 — Day Trip to Jerash

The ancient city of Jerash is one of the largest and most well-preserved Roman cities in the world. Have an easy morning in Amman, eat a good breakfast, then plan to spend 3-4 hours exploring Jerash. Take snacks and water with you.

How to get to Jerash:

Jerash is located just 45 minutes by car from Amman. We don’t recommend driving in Amman. The traffic is crazy, the streets are narrow, winding, and not well marked, and the best routes don’t show up on Google Maps.

We hired a private driver while we were in Amman. We hired him for 3 full days, including pick up and drop off at the airport. The price was around $80 USD per day.

We never had to worry about how we were going to get there, bus tickets, or finding a taxi. He was always on time and was waiting for us every morning in the lobby. He saved us so much stress!

I’m happy to share his contact info, just send me a message in the comments!

Read this post: The 2 Best Day Trips from Amman

Where to Stay: Amman Marriott Hotel


Madaba Jordan

Jordan Travel Day 4 — Day Trip to Baptism of Jesus Site + Promised Land of Moses

In just a short drive from Amman you can visit the actual spot where Jesus was baptized, and where God showed Moses the Promised Land.

In the afternoon you can visit the city of Madaba, and see a large mosaic map from the 500s that depicts Jerusalem, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Jordan River, Jericho, Jacob’s Well, Mount Sinai, and the Mediterranean Sea.

For more information on visiting these sites, be sure to read the post below:

Read this post: The 2 Best Day Trips from Amman

Where to Stay: Amman Marriott Hotel


Dead Sea

Jordan Travel Day 5 — The Dead Sea

Today you will travel from the bustling city of Amman to one of the many peaceful seaside resorts on the Dead Sea. It takes about 1 hour by car from Amman to the Dead Sea. You will spend 2 nights at the Dead Sea.

On the way there, stop at the Panorama Dead Sea Complex for the best overlook of the Dead Sea. Once you get to your resort, relax, float in the Dead Sea, and apply a Dead Sea Mud Mask!

Read this post: 5 Things You Must Do At The Dead Sea

Where to Stay: Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa


Wadi Mujib Siq Trail

Jordan Travel Day 6 — Hike the Siq Trail

The Wadi Mujib Siq Trail is hands down one of the absolute most amazing things to do in Jordan. It’s not as popular as Petra and the Dead Sea, but I think it should be at the top of everyone’s Jordan bucket list. It was definitely one of the most fun things we did in Jordan.

It takes around 30 minutes to get there, and 2-3 hours to hike. In the afternoon, you can visit a unique, colorful salt beach on the Dead Sea.

Read the post below for all the important information about the hike and where to find the salt beach.

Read this post: 5 Things You Must Do At The Dead Sea

Where to Stay: Dead Sea Marriott Resort & Spa


Jordan Travel Day 7 — Travel to Petra

Today you will travel from the Dead Sea to Petra. It takes about 3 hours by car. You will spend 3 nights in Petra, so you have 2 full days to explore Petra.

We recommend to get the Jordan Pass with the option for 3 days at Petra. That way you can visit Petra in the afternoon when you arrive the first day, or the morning before you leave the last day.

Try to plan your trip so you can go to Petra by Night today. Petra by Night is only on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Read this post: How to Plan The Perfect Trip to Petra

Where to Stay: Petra Marriott Hotel


Petra Jordan

Jordan Travel Day 8 — Petra

Petra is so much more than just the famous “Treasury” you always see in pictures. It was an entire ancient city with over 10,000 people living there.

There is so much to see and do at Petra. We recommend splitting it over two days.

For helping planning the perfect Petra itinerary, be sure to read the post below:

Read this post: How to Plan The Perfect Trip to Petra

Where to Stay: Petra Marriott Hotel


Petra Jordan

Jordan Travel Day 8 — Petra

Today you will hike to the Monastery, one of the largest and most impressive monuments in Petra, Jordan.

For more information on everything to see and do at Petra, be sure to read the post below:

Read this post: How to Plan The Perfect Trip to Petra

Where to Stay: Petra Marriott Hotel


Wadi Rum

Jordan Travel Day 9 — Wadi Rum

Today you will travel from Petra to Wadi Rum, one of the world’s most impressive desert landscapes. Along with Petra and the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum is a must-see in Jordan!

It takes about 1.5 hours by car to get to Wadi Rum from Petra. You will spend 1 night in a traditional Bedouin desert camp.

We recommend taking an easy morning in Petra, have lunch, then book a 4-hour sunset tour of the desert for the afternoon.

Read the post below for more information and what to do in Wadi Rum:

Read this post: Tips For Visiting Wadi Rum

Where to Stay: SunCity Camp


Amman Jordan

Jordan Travel Day 10 — Depart Jordan or continue to Aqaba

If you have extra time, you may want to plan 2 more days in Jordan so you can visit Aqaba, a resort town on the Red Sea. Aqaba is only 1 hour from Wadi Rum.

We had just visited the Red Sea in Egypt, so we opted to skip it in Jordan.

The Red Sea is one of the most popular destinations for diving and snorkeling because of the vibrant coral reefs, abundant marine life, and excellent visibility.

In Aqaba you can take a glass bottom boat tour and see four countries at once: Jordan, Israel, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia.


Do you have any questions about traveling in Jordan?

If you have any other questions about traveling in Jordan, please let me know in the comments! We are happy to help in any way. Have a great trip!!


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Jordan Travel Itinerary