Looking to go on your next adventure? Look no further than Jordan. This Middle Eastern country has everything to make your next trip an unforgettable one. In this 7 day Jordan itinerary, I will take you on an Arabian adventure.
A road trip in which I will show you some of Jordan’s most beautiful places from snorkeling in Aqaba to soaking in the stars in the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum and eating the best Jordanian food in Jordan’s capital, Amman.
In this Jordan itinerary for 7 days, you will visit one of the seven modern World Wonders with me: the pink city of Petra. Once we have discovered ancient Petra, we will stopover at the Dead Sea for some well-deserved relaxation and a swim.
This is an experience that you will never forget!
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7 Day Jordan Itinerary: From bucket lists, road trips & many more
Jordan, officially known as The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a country in the Middle East. It is bordered by Saudi Arabia in the South, Syria in the North, Iraq in the North-East, Palestine, Israel and the Dead Sea in the West, and the Red Sea in the South-West.
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is a constitutional monarchy. King Hussein was Jordan’s king from 1953 till 1999. After his death, he was succeeded by his eldest son, Abdullah II, who has been Jordan’s king since then.
Amman is the country’s capital, which is located in the Northern part of the country. It is home to the country’s main and largest airport: Queen Alia International Airport.
Here is some information you will have to know before traveling to Jordan.
Planning your trip to Jordan
- Capital city: Amman
- Language: Arabic
- Currency: Jordanian dinar (JOD). 1 JOD = 1.20 Euros
Do I need a visa to travel to Jordan?
Yes, you do.
All visitors traveling to Jordan will need a tourist visa if staying for more than 48 hours in the country.
A tourist visa can be arranged on arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman and King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. The visa is valid for one month and costs 40 JOD, which is approximately 48 euros or 56 US dollars.
The Jordan Pass is a great alternative to a regular tourist visa, as it includes a tourist visa for your trip as well as access to 40 tourist attractions (more details below).
How to get to Jordan? International Airport and more tips
When traveling to Jordan, you will either land at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman or King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba. Situated in the Northern part of the country, Queen Alia International Airport is not far from some of Jordan’s most famous landmarks, like Jordan’s capital Amman, Jerash, and the Dead Sea.
With its location in South Jordan, some of Jordan’s most beautiful places, such as the Red Sea and Wadi Rum are only a short drive away from King Hussein International Airport.
There are direct flights departing from Zaventem, Brussels to Jordan’s capital, Amman. These flights take around 4 hours and 35 minutes. Unfortunately, there are no direct flights departing from Zaventem, Brussels to Aqaba, meaning that you have to transfer flights.
Another option could be to fly directly from Cologne, Germany to Aqaba, Jordan. The drive from Brussels to Cologne takes about 2.5 hours.
There are several ways to get to Amman’s city center from Queen Alia International Airport. When you rent a car, you could, of course, drive to the city center yourself.
If you plan on taking public transport, you can either take a taxi or bus. A taxi ride from Amman’s airport to Amman’s city center takes about 40 minutes and will cost around 22 JOD, which is approximately €26 or $31.
The bus is the cheaper alternative but it will take you a bit longer to get to the city center. The bus drive takes approximately 1 hour and costs 2.50 JOD, which equals €3 or $3.50.
It takes about 15 minutes to get to Aqaba’s city center from King Hussein International Airport by taxi and costs around €17 or $20.
Best Time to visit Jordan
Jordan can be divided into two climate zones. The North-Western part of the country has a Mediterranean climate. This means that the summers are typically very hot, whereas its winters are mostly cold and rainy.
The rest of the land has a desert climate, a climate that is characterized by high temperatures and little to no rain.
During the winter, temperatures lay between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius in the North and between 10 and 15 degrees Celsius in the South.
As for summer, temperatures get up to 30 degrees Celsius in the Northern part of the country. It gets even warmer in the South with temperatures up to 35 degrees Celsius.
Spring and autumn are therefore the best seasons to travel to Jordan, as the weather is really pleasant for sightseeing and there is little to no rain.
However, you should definitely make sure to pack some sweaters, as it can get really cold during the night, especially in the desert. The best months for traveling to Jordan are therefore March to May and September to November.
7 Days in Jordan Itinerary: Sightseeing ideas, and bucket list experiences
To kick start our one-week trip to Jordan we booked our flight via Ryanair. We also opted to rent a car at the airport, which is what I recommend. We ended up renting a Toyota Yaris Hybrid from the company Budget.
We picked up the car from King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba on the day of arrival and dropped it off at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman a week later.
Renting a car in Jordan was fairly affordable at 200 euros for one week. This price included a fee for an additional driver so that we could both drive during our road trip through Jordan and a fee to drop the car off at Queen Alia International Airport.
I highly recommend you to book two one-way tickets so that you can fly to one of the two international airports and depart from the other. In this way, you do not have to drive all the way back for your flight. Besides, it will save you some gas money. However, keep in mind that the car rental company will charge you an additional fee in order to do so.
Day 1 of 7 day Jordan itinerary: Aqaba and the Red Sea
This itinerary assumes that you arrived in Jordan the night before, and then picked up a car rental if you are road tripping!
So let’s start our road trip in Aqaba!
Aqaba is a fun city on the Red Sea’s coast in Jordan’s most Southern part. With its many luxurious resorts, stunning beaches, and waters, Aqaba is perfect for a relaxing vacation.
If you are into fun water activities, you can go snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing as well. Plan to spend an entire day, and then sleep overnight in this coastal city.
Once you arrive in Aqaba, choose a water activity of your choice, and then relax at the beach in the afternoon.
Finish the day with the world-class hospitality of Aqaba’s resorts. Get pampered and don’t forget to try some great Jordanian food.
Day 2 of Jordan 7 day itinerary: Take a day trip to the Enchanting Desert of Wadi Rum
Less than an hour away from Aqaba’s city center lies the enchanting desert of Wadi Rum. You have an option to stay overnight in Wadi Rum (glamping or tents), or visit on a day trip from Aqaba.
Wadi Rum Protected Area features a diverse desert landscape, where you can encounter canyons, natural gorges, incredible rock formations, natural bridges, beautiful red sand dunes, and some of the world’s most beautiful sites.
This protected area is perfect to soak in the sunset over Wadi Rum Desert – so plan to spend a full day here.
With 74,000 hectares of land to cover, there are plenty of things for you to discover. The best way to explore this fascinating landscape is by jeep.
If you are opting for a day trip to Wadi Rum, then you can book this 2-hour jeep tour.
For an overnight stay, you can combine accommodation and also book a full-day jeep tour at Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp. With the full-day jeep tour, your driver will drive you to the most beautiful parts of the Wadi Rum Protected Area.
Plus, you will enjoy a traditional Bedouin lunch, a treat you do not want to miss!
The term Bedouin hereby refers to a group of Arabic-speaking nomadic people living in the Middle Eastern deserts.
Note that you can also book a half-day jeep tour, if you are limited on time or when you would like to combine it with another activity, such as a hike.
Where to stay? A unique overnight stay experience
The only way to fully experience Wadi Rum Desert is by staying the night at one of its Bedouin Camps. I highly recommend staying at Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp.
We stayed one night in one of their traditional basic tents, which was truly an unforgettable experience. The tents were indeed basic, as the only thing in there were the two beds and the bathroom was shared. However, the tent was perfect for a one-night stay in the desert.
Plenty of blankets were provided to keep their guests warm during the cold desert nights. Bring a sweater and a warm vest or jacket though, as it can get very cold during the night.
If you prefer to have more luxury, then book one of their deluxe tents with a private bathroom including shower, aircon, balcony, and terrace.
The Bedouin Camp has a beautiful common area, where both dinner and breakfast are served.
For dinner, they offer a buffet, which provides you with the opportunity to try out several Jordanian dishes. Their specialty? Chicken and vegetables that are cooked under the ground! The food was truly delicious and so was the staff, as they were all very friendly.
Tip: Climb the rock behind Wadi Rum Bedouin Camp for a stunning sunset view over the desert. A couple of hours after sunset, step back outside to watch the stars like never before and maybe even catch a glimpse of the milky way.
But what if I told you that you could actually sleep underneath the stars and watch them from the comfort of your bed? The panoramic tents at Memories Aicha Luxury Camp offer you this once-in-a-lifetime experience!
The tents at the Memories Aicha Luxury Camp all have their own bathroom with shower, aircon, and terrace, offering you the full luxurious desert experience.
Day 3 of 7 day Jordan itinerary: Explore the ancient Nabatean city of Petra
After an amazing night of stargazing, listening to Bedouin music, and eating some amazing Jordanian food, we woke up in the desert the next day.
After breakfast, we jumped up in the back of the camp’s jeep to explore the magical site of Petra!
Petra is an ancient city that was built by the Nabateans in the last century BC. From Wadi Rum Rest House, it is only a 1.5-hour drive to Wadi Musa, home to the wonderful pink city of Petra.
Temples, tombs, and houses were carved from red, white, and pink sandstones, leaving visitors of the archaeological park today with plenty of stunning ancient buildings to admire.
In the early days, Petra was a prosperous trading center, as it was an important city for various trade routes and even housed 25,000 inhabitants at some point in time.
Before Petra became an archaeological park that’s accessible for tourists, it sat empty for many years. It was only in the early 1800s that the ancient city was discovered by a European traveler, who pretended to be a Bedouin so that he could enter the site, which explains its name: Lost City.
The archaeological site was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985 and became one of the Seven Modern World Wonders in 2007.
Visit the archaeological park of Petra
I would definitely recommend taking out two days of your itinerary to visit Jordan’s absolute highlight, the archaeological site of Petra. The park in itself is huge and there is so much to explore for you here!
If you are very limited on time, it would be possible to visit the site in one day. However, I would advise you not to, as your visit would feel very rushed and you will not have the time to take in all of the city’s beauty.
You can also book a day tour from Aqaba to Petra.
Where to stay for the night?
We stayed at Wadi Musa for the night at the Rocky Mountain Hotel. It is a charming middle-class hotel in Wadi Musa’s city center. I highly recommend you staying there. We had a very nice room, one that resembled a traditional Bedouin tent.
Besides, the hotel offered a nice Jordanian breakfast that was served in the hotel’s common area. The common area also had a traditional Bedouin interior. The room was both beautiful and cozy.
From this room, you could also enter the hotel’s balcony that grants its guests a spectacular view over the city. Make sure to sit at the balcony when the sun sets, as it leaves a golden glow over the city. Accompanied by the sounds of prayers coming out of the mosque’s speakers, it is a sunset you will not soon forget.
Where to eat in Wadi Musa?
From the Rocky Mountain Hotel, you could easily walk to one of the many cozy restaurants nearby. We have tried several restaurants in Wadi Musa.
Even though they were all amazing, there was one in particular that stood out to us: El Wadi Restaurant. The bread is just delicious at this place, as they make it themselves. We have eaten there several times and tried several Jordanian dishes, which were all outstanding.
Definitely make sure to try their homemade bread with some dips, like hummus, a chickpea dip, and mutable, a delicious eggplant dip. As a main, I would definitely recommend their Maklouba, an Arabic rice dish.
Day 4 of 7 day Jordan itinerary: Hikes, viewpoints in the archaeological site of Petra
Set aside the second day of Petra itinerary for hiking, and chasing iconic viewpoints!
One of the first buildings that you will encounter in the archaeological site when you enter the site via the main entrance, is the beautiful Treasury. Chances are that you have seen this building in photographs of Petra before.
To reach the stunning pink Treasury (and the rest of the ancient city), you will have to walk through the Siq, a 1.2-kilometer-long gorge, first. At the end of the gorge, you will find the Treasury.
Make sure to get there early in the morning so that you are able to fully admire the Treasury in all its glory. Do you want to have an even more impressive view over the Treasury?
Hike to the Treasury’s Viewpoint at either the left or right side of the Siq and watch the Treasury from above to get an absolutely magnificent view of the Treasury! It doesn’t really matter what side you pick. It more so depends on what you want to see next.
To reach the viewpoint, you will have to hike a trail that starts behind the Royal Tombs or the High Place of Sacrifice Trail. The Royal Tombs are even higher than the Treasury, making it, therefore, a very impressive sight to see.
Even if you do not end up taking this trail to the Treasury Viewpoint, I would still recommend you to check them out!
We hiked the High Place of Sacrifice Trail ourselves. It was a bit of a climb, but we really enjoyed the hike, as it rewarded us with beautiful views over the park. At the end of this trail, you will reach the Grand Temple, from which it is really easy to walk back to the park’s main entrance.
Tip: Make sure to take your time for these beautiful hikes, if you do one hiking trail a day, this will give you enough time to fully take in all of Petra’s beauty.
Behind the Great Temple lies Petra’s Monastery, a sight you may not miss when visiting Petra!
If you decide to take this route, you will have to climb 850 steps to reach the monastery. Believe us when we say that the monastery and its spectacular view are definitely worth the climb!
However, there is another trail that you could take that will spare you all of these stairs. This trail starts at Little Petra and allows you to take the park’s back entrance or back door.
Besides, you will not have to walk the same route twice. One thing that you will have to keep in mind when you decide to enter Petra via its back entrance is that you cannot buy any entrance tickets here.
So make sure that you have purchased them beforehand, either with the use of the Jordan Pass or at the park’s main entrance.
Tip: If you decide to take Petra’s back entrance, make sure to visit Little Petra as well. The site is really nice to visit, as it is relatively calm there compared to the archaeological site of Petra. This will grant you the opportunity to fully take in all of its charms. Besides, there is a nice viewpoint at the end of the site that will treat you to a spectacular view.
When you walk your way back to Petra’s main entrance from the monastery, which is a 1.5-kilometer walk, you will encounter various other sites, such as the Great Temple, the Theater, the Royal Tombs, the Treasury, and the Siq.
Day 5 of 7 day Jordan Itinerary: Dead Sea
After all that hiking and sightseeing, it is time for some relaxation! And what better place to relax than the Dead Sea?
With its many luxurious resorts where you can enjoy a nice, relaxing massage or spa treatment, it is the perfect place for you to recharge.
Go for a swim in the beautiful Dead Sea. Believe us when we say that this is an experience you will not soon forget. Due to its high level of salt content, you will float as you go for your swim in the Dead Sea.
The high level of salt content is due to the warm and dry climate that makes the lake water evaporate, leaving salt and other kinds of minerals behind.
Due to this high level of salt content, it is impossible for fish and other marine life to live in the lake, giving it its name the Dead Sea.
Make sure to read our tips below first, before you jump into the Dead Sea:
- Limit your time in the water to 15 minutes, as the salty water will dehydrate your skin. Also, make sure to drink enough water.
- Do not go underwater, as the salt will hurt your eyes and damage your hair.
- Make sure not to shave a couple of days prior to your trip to the Dead Sea. The salty water will sting an open wound.
- Take a shower as soon as you are done swimming.
- Pack an old bathing suit for your trip, as the high level of salt content, will damage your swimwear.
- Also pack a pair of flip flops, as the tiny rocks will hurt your feet.
Another fun activity for you to engage in at the Dead Sea is to rub your body with some Dead Sea minerals. The resorts typically have a pot with mud from the Dead Sea available on the beach.
Apply the minerals to your body, wait for a couple of minutes in the sun and get back in the Dead Sea to wash them off. Your skin will feel very soft afterwards.
Additional sightseeing options
Mount Nebo: If you have additional time on your hands, consider visiting Mount Nebo. Here you will find the viewing platform of Moses Memorial Church and the Serpent Statue at 710 meters above sea level – and this is one place that is truly breathtaking.
Dana Biosphere Nature Reserve: Dana Biosphere Reserve is Jordan’s largest nature reserve. It covers an area of 320 square kilometers of stunning mountains and landscapes. You can enjoy hikes, bird watching, and a quick scenic trip!
Where to stay?
As for resorts, I definitely recommend you to stay at Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea. This beautiful resort has its own private beach at the Dead Sea. Besides, the resort has a couple of stunning swimming pools overlooking the Dead Sea.
We were upgraded to a stunning room that was directly located at the Dead Sea, all free of charge. The room itself was very beautiful and clean. We even had our own balcony with two sunbeds, treating us to a spectacular view over the Dead Sea.
The resort has an extensive breakfast and dinner buffet, offering its guests plenty of delicious food options. The drive from Wadi Musa to Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea is approximately 2.5 hours.
Fun fact: You will also find the lowest point of the earth here, as you will find yourself 420 meters below sea level.
Day 6 of 7 day Jordan Itinerary: Visit Jerash for Roman ruins
The drive from Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea to the ancient city of Jerash takes 1 hour and 10 minutes. In this 70 minute drive, you will travel thousands of years back in time to Jersash.
In ancient times, Jerash was considered to be one of the most important Greek, Roman, Byzantine cities. Till this day you can still see some of the city’s old remains, which are beautiful to see.
Jerash is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places to visit in Jordan and should therefore not miss on your Jordan itinerary.
Jerash is considered one of the largest and most well-preserved sites of Roman architecture in the world outside Italy. Take your time to explore the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa and admire the Hadrian’s Arch, the Corinthian columns of the Temple of Artemis, and the huge Forum.
Once you are done exploring the ancient city of Jerash, proceed to the country’s capital of Amman, located only a one-hour drive away.
Try to arrive in Amman by evening, and if possible drop off the rental car at Queen Alia International Amman to avoid having to drive in Amman’s crowded city center.
Day 7 of 7 day Jordan Itinerary: Explore Amman
Finish your 1 week in Jordan itinerary by exploring the capital city of Amman. One day is enough to explore the city’s main tourist attractions, such as the Roman theater and the citadel.
Amman’s main highlight is undoubtedly its citadel, which you will easily spot as it lays on the highest hill of the city. Here you can admire the ruins of the Temple of Hercules.
The Amman Citadel is a historical site and is located at the center of downtown. This structure was built between the 7th and 8th centuries, and today only a part of the complex has remained.
Highly recommend visiting the citadel during sunset, as it will grant you a spectacular view of the city. Another tourist attraction that you could visit is Amman’s Roman theater.
For shopping go to one of Amman’s souks and shop as the locals do. Here you will find a wide range of fresh fruits, vegetables, and spices for cooking. Looking for clothes? Head to Souk Mango, one of Amman’s oldest markets.
When you are in Amman, definitely make sure to check out Rainbow street, a lively street in downtown Amman. Here you find tons of nice cafes, restaurants, and places where you can grab a small bite.
Close to Rainbow street, you can find Souk Jara, a pop-up market where you can buy nice handicrafts, antiques, and all kinds of art.
Amman is full of amazing restaurants but we have listed our favorite restaurants for you below:
- Our favorite restaurant was by far Jameeda Khanum. You will eat some of the best Middle Eastern food here, while you listen to live Arabic music. Offering you a truly local experience.
- Are you looking for a nice restaurant on Rainbow street? Go to Sufra. Sufra provides you with both Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes and a lovely ambiance.
- For a lovely breakfast, head to Zajal. Here you can enjoy a wide range of breakfast options, like all styles of eggs, shakshuka, good coffee, tea, and fresh juices.
- If you are looking for a nice cup of tea and a small bite? Cafe Jafra is the place to be. This cozy cafe is situated in Amman’s city center. A place that is popular among Amman’s locals.
- Looking for a nice spot to have some drinks and tapas? Head to Copas Central. This cozy Spanish bar brings a piece of Spain to Jordan. It is also possible to have a beer here.
It is important to note that alcohol is not widely available though. It is available at some of the larger hotels, bars, and some restaurants in the bigger cities, like Amman, Aqaba, and Petra. Never drink in public though, as it is prohibited.
Alternate One Week in Jordan Itinerary (without a car)
If you do not have access to a vehicle and do not plan to rent a car, then consider this Jordan itinerary 7 days. In this sightseeing, itinerary arrive in Amman, the capital city, and then take day trips each day to check off all of the Jordan bucket list experiences.
- Day 1: Arrive in Amman and explore the city center including the historic sites
- Day 2 in Petra: Go on a day trip to Petra, and explore it all in one day. Book your trip here.
- Day 3 in the Dead Sea: Enjoy a relaxed day at the Dead Sea on a full-day tour. Book your tour here.
- Day 4 in Jerash and Ajloun: Discover ancient civilizations of the Roman Empire and the Islamic era of Jerash and Ajloun from Amman on a day tour. Book your tour here.
- Day 5: Go to the Umayyad Desert Castles from Amman. Book your trip here.
- Day 6 & 7 in Amman: Conclude your stay in Jordan, by checking out museums, cultural experiences, and food in Amman. You can also add a quick trip to Umm Qais to visit the ancient ruins of Gadara
You can swap day 2 for this tour that combines Wadi Rum, and Petra for 2 nights, with an option to stay in a camp. It includes pick up and drop off from Amman. More info can be found here.
Local travel specialists and Jordan travel agents will take you around when you book these tours. I recommend booking them online so that you receive the confirmation and also review feedback from other travelers prior to your trip.
More Jordan Travel Advice and Travel Tips
Here are some of the frequently asked questions for planning your Jordan road trip
How to get around in Jordan?
I would highly recommend renting your own car, as public transport is very limited in Jordan. Besides, this provides you with the opportunity to visit all of Jordan’s most beautiful places at your own pace.
I truly believe that a road trip is the best way to discover the country. It is the combination of all these beautiful and magical places that make a trip to Jordan truly special and one you will not soon forget.
Tip: If you would rather take public transport, check out JETT, Jordan’s largest bus company. Or book day tours via GetYourGuide.
When renting, make sure to reserve your car in advance.
The roads in Jordan are of good quality and it is very easy to drive there, as there are three main roads leading to Jordan’s main attractions: Kings Highway, Highway 15, and Highway 65.
Kings Highway is without a doubt the most beautiful route of the three, as it will provide you with stunning views on the way. When you take this route, you will see an impressive mountain range and several small local villages.
Highway 15 is less enjoyable as it is mostly one main road with a speed limit of 110 kilometers per hour. Be careful by the way when driving this road, as you could encounter some speed bumps on the way, which can be a bit scary if you notice them too late.
So make sure to keep an eye on the signs next to the road that warns you of them. Highway 65 is a very beautiful route as well. This road brings you from Wadi Rum to the Dead Sea. The views are just stunning. How cool it is to see the Dead Sea while driving.
Tip: Rent an automatic car instead of a manual one, as roads can get quite steep.
Overall, it is really easy to drive in Jordan. The only part that can be a bit challenging is getting in and out of Amman’s city center, as it can be very chaotic and crowded there.
Consider dropping off the car at Queen Alia International Airport first and taking a taxi to Amman’s city center, if Amman is the last stop of your road trip. You will not need the car in Amman anyway and it will spare you some frustration trying to find a place to park your car.
The best way to get around the city is by taxi or uber. Make sure to use an official taxi with a meter though.
Is it safe to travel to Jordan?
A lot of people have asked me whether it is safe to travel to Jordan and the answer is yes!
Knowing that the Middle East is often depicted in the media as an area of war and conflict, it is understandable why people have this question. However, it is certainly safe to travel to Jordan, as the country’s political situation is stable.
Besides, it is also safe for female travelers to travel to Jordan – both in groups/ pairs and solo. One thing that you should keep in mind is the fact that Jordan is an Islamic country. It is not expected for female tourists to wear a headscarf but I would recommend bringing a scarf in case you would like to visit a mosque.
In addition, I would recommend you to dress appropriately at all times. Thus, wear shirts that cover your shoulders, preferably long sleeves, and a pair of long pants or a long skirt. Another thing to keep in mind, if you decide to travel by public transport, is that it is not common for women to sit next to someone of the opposite sex.
Do I need to get vaccinated to travel to Jordan?
The only vaccine that is mandatory for traveling to Jordan is the yellow fever vaccine. However, this shot is only mandatory when you have traveled to a country with a risk of yellow fever seven days prior to your arrival in Jordan.
In addition, vaccines such as DTP, Hepatitis A, and B, and Rabies are recommended but not mandatory.
Jordan Pass Review
Jordan Pass is a great idea and 100% worth it, as it includes a tourist visa for your trip to Jordan and also gives you access to 40 tourist attractions.
Using this Pass you can visit the popular archaeological sites of Petra, Wadi Rum Desert, and Jerash, to just name a few. Believe me when I say that these are some of Jordan’s most beautiful places and should therefore be on your one-week Jordan itinerary.
Just an example to show you how good this deal actually is:
A tourist visa to Jordan costs 40 JOD. The costs of a one-day ticket to Petra lay at 50 JOD. The Jordan Wanderer Pass only costs 70 JOD and includes visa fees and a one-day visit to the magical archaeological site of Petra.
If you would only visit Petra, buying the Jordan Pass could already save you 20 JOD.
Besides, you do not have to wait in line each time you arrive at one of the many wonderful tourist attractions, as you already have a ticket to enter most of Jordan’s finest tourist attractions.
Make sure to always bring your passport when you go sightseeing though, as they will ask for it when entering the various sights.
There are three types of Jordan Passes:
- The cheapest one of the three is the Jordan Wanderer Pass – 70 JOD (€84 or $99)
Includes: tourist visa (valid for 1 month), access to 40 tourist attractions, one-day visit to Petra
- Jordan Explorer – 75 JOD (€89 or $105)
Includes: tourist visa (valid for 1 month), access to 40 tourist attractions, two days in Petra
- Jordan Expert – 80 JOD (€96 or $113)
Includes: tourist visa (valid for 1 month), access to 40 tourist attractions, three days in Petra
Keeping in mind that Petra is a huge archaeological site with plenty of things to discover, a one-day visit to the site would not be enough to fully experience the UNESCO World Heritage site.
I would therefore recommend you to purchase the Jordan Explorer Pass, which gives you two-day access to the park. It would be a shame not to take your time to admire the magical site of Petra. It is called a World Wonder for a reason.
One important thing to note is that the Jordan Pass is valid till one year after purchase and till two weeks after you have first scanned the pass at one of the forty tourist attractions.
What to pack for a trip to Jordan?
Here are Jordan travel essentials to help prepare for your trip!
- Make sure to pack appropriate clothing options, such as shirts that cover your shoulders, preferably long sleeves, and long pants or long skirts.
- Bring a couple of sweaters or vests, as it can get very cold during nighttime, especially in the desert.
- Bring a scarf to cover up your hair when you plan on entering a mosque.
- Also, make sure to pack sunscreen. Do not forget to apply sunscreen when you go to the Wadi Rum Desert, as it can get very hot during the day.
- A visit to places like Petra and Wadi Rum Desert demands a lot of walking and climbing. A thing that should therefore definitely be on your packing list is a pair of comfortable hiking shoes.
So there you have it – this was an unforgettable trip to Jordan.
I hope you liked our 7 day Jordan itinerary and found it useful. Have fun planning your next trip and safe travels!
***Written by Maxime Geurts, trainee at Bey Of Travel***