An itinerary for seven days travel in Jordan

Seven days in Jordan

Here’s how I recommend spending seven days in Jordan:

Day one

Fly into the bustling capital of Amman. Spend at least one day here. Enjoy the amazing food on the famous rainbow street, the shisha cafes lining the streets, the Roman remains and end your day with a stunning view over the city at the Citadel. Try and make it for sunset.



Day two:

Take a day trip to the well preserved Roman city of Jerash, and if time the desert castles of Karak. I didn’t make it on this trip but maybe next time..

Read more about it in this informative blog post:

Jerash blog

 

Day three:

Time to go to Petra! Hire a car or take a bus and around two and a half/three hours later you will be at Petra. Explore Petra in the afternoon until closing time.

Go up to the viewpoint above the treasury for amazing views!

7 days in Jordan: Petra
Petra
Treasury Petra - Seven days in Jordan
Petra view from above the Treasury

Read my blog post about Petra here

Stay overnight in Petra because you need two days to fully appreciate Petra!

 

Day four: 

Wake up early and get to Petra no later than 7am.Walk up to the monastery. Enjoy a drink at the cafe in front of the monastery before the tourists come.

The Monastery, Petra - seven days travel in Jordan
The Monastery, Petra

And when they come do some people watching – I find it hilarious watching them pose for their photos and selfies.

After this visit the viewpoints behind the cafe… each has a Bedouin offering tea.


Tip 1JD but don’t accept offers to see the sunset in a secluded place or to make a bbq in the desert. Read this as to why…

The Monastery, Petra - seven days travel in Jordan
Drinking coffee in front of the Monastery, Petra
The Monastery, Petra - seven days travel in Jordan
Cool views of the Monastery, Petra
The Monastery, Petra - seven days travel in Jordan
Overlooking the Monastery, Petra
Stunning Petra sunset - seven days travel in Jordan
Stunning Petra sunset

Every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday you can visit Petra at night lit by candles from 8.30pm-10.30pm. Buy tickets for 17JD at the visitor centre.

Petra by Night

Day five:

Head to the Wadi Rum desert and camp out. The local bus and Jett bus both leave around 6.30am and the journey takes about two hours. Most camps offer a fairly similar experience. Be warned many charge extra for everything- meals, Jeep tours, camel rides etc. I stayed one night and that was enough for me and my budget. I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I might be, but maybe that’s because I live in a desert. Plus my camp was filled with a German tour group who kept to themselves and went to bed by 9pm.

Cool Camel - Wadi Rum seven days travel in Jordan
Cool Camel – Wadi Rum
camels - seven days itinerary travel in Jordan
cool camels

I loved the red sand, and at night be sure to walk away from the camp to see the amazing stars.

bedouin tea - seven days travel itinerary Jordan
Now this is how you make Bedouin tea..
seven days travel Jordan - red sands
Red sands of Wadi Rum, Jordan



Day six: Go to the Dead Sea

After all of the walking and uncomfortable sleeping and early starts, this will be the perfect end to your trip. Stay overnight in one of the hotel resorts and enjoy relaxing in their pools, bars, restaurants and of course bathe in the Dead Sea to soothe your aching muscles. I did this at the start of my trip but think in hindsight it would have been more beneficial to go at the end!

The Dead Sea. Marriott hotel. Seven days travel in Jordan
The Dead Sea. Marriott hotel
The Dead Sea. Marriott hotel. Seven days travel in Jordan
The Dead Sea. Jordan
Cocktails at sunset, Marriott hotel dead sea seven days travel in Jordan
Cocktails at sunset, Marriott hotel



Day Seven:

Travel back to Amman airport, you may have time to enjoy some final sightseeing in Amman before you leave or a visit to nearby sites of Mount Nebo and Madaba. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to do this, but hopefully there will be a next time…

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The flight home with Fly Dubai

 

My other posts relating to travel in Jordan…

Ten reasons to visit Jordan

A day trip to the Dead Sea, Jordan

Ten tips for visiting Petra

A solo female travellers guide to Petra

Warning to female travellers about the Bedouins of Petra

 

 

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Dubai Dreamer

Hi, I live and work in Dubai. I enjoy getting out and about and seeing what Dubai has to offer, travelling in my holidays and spare time – prepare for blog posts about this, and cooking vegetarian recipes. I am passionate about travel and animals.

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