JORDAN – A Jordan itinerary for a two week highway journey; protecting the entire nation

Jordan is a gorgeous nation for a highway journey as driving is simple, protected and distances not lengthy. A highway journey is strictly what I did through the Christmas holidays a 12 months in the past. I’ve written concerning the areas in Jordan I visited throughout this household journey however it’s time to share a precise able to go Jordan itinerary for you. It begins and ends in Amman and it’ll take you to each nook of the nation. This itinerary could be carried out each methods and it’s potential to increase or shorten it. Please see the separate articles of every day for a GPS observe of areas and a photograph gallery. Take pleasure in your highway journey in Jordan!

Day 1 – Arrival to Amman, the beginning of the Jordan itinerary

Relying on the time of arrival on the airport you’ll have a while to discover Amman or simply sleep away the jetlag. I arrived late night so at the present time was simply to select up the automotive and get to the resort in downtown Amman the place we might spend 4 nights.

Day 2 – A day in Amman

Amman is a gorgeous metropolis and could be explored in a day if you don’t go to all of the museums. It was our first day of our Jordan itinerary. You may drive in Amman, it’s not that tough as many say however if you’re not used to visitors then perhaps use taxis within the heart. You will notice the Roman Theater, Citadel of Amman, the road life and extra.

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JORDAN – A day in Amman ; what to see and do

Day 3 – Desert fort loop

In direction of the east of Amman within the quick desert you discover numerous castles of which three are value a go to. You will notice the fort of Kharana first which takes up an hour to discover. Simply down the highway you will see that the Qasr Amra which is a UNESCO World Heritage web site and adorned with lovely frescos inside. The final, a 30 minute drive extra, is the fort of al-Azraq construct from black stones positioned in the one oasis Jordan has. When you’ve got time left you may go to a nature reserve there too.

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JORDAN – Exploring Qasr Amra frescos and the desert fort loop

Day 4 – Northern Jordan

The fourth day of the Jordan itinerary will take you up north of Amman in the direction of the Syrian border. I discovered at the present time perhaps a bit lengthy as we obtained again properly after darkish nevertheless it’s higher to get it carried out in a day to protected time. The primary cease is on the Roman ruins of Jerash which can take about 2-3 hours to discover. From there it’s a quick drive to the Ajlun Fort and to take lunch in Ajlun. You may then drive additional north to Umm Qais which is properly value a go to however when you have seen sufficient Roman ruins then skip Umm Qais. I’m pleased I did as I discovered there concerning the Carakale beer from Jordan which brewery I’d go to later.

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JORDAN – Roman ruins of Jerash, Umm Qais and the Ajlun Fort in a day from Amman

Day 5 – The Useless Sea

Right now’s day within the Jordan itinerary is the drive in the direction of the Useless Sea. First we drove to Bethany past the Jordan, baptism web site of Jesus which is positioned close to the Useless Sea and on the route. To discover this space rely on 4 hours because it’s on a guided tour solely in a army zone. After the go to we drove to our Useless Sea resort the place we arrived late afternoon for a 3 night time keep.

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JORDAN – Floating within the Useless Sea & baptism web site of Jesus

Day 6 – A full day on the Useless Sea resort

Right now it’s a day to not drive throughout this highway journey. We relaxed on the resort, swimming within the Useless Sea and the pool. It’s good typically to only do nothing and get your head clear. If you’re in need of time, you may merely skip at the present time.

Day 7 – Go to to Carakale brewery

I had deliberate truly two full days on the Useless Sea resort for leisure time however I additionally knew typically issues come up and you need to plan them in whereas on the highway. Even in December it’s heat sufficient to go swimming as a result of its low altitude. With 5 levels Celsius in Amman it was nonetheless 20+ on the Useless Sea. I went with out the household to the Carakale microbrewery which I solely discovered about on the Umm Qais restaurant the place they served this beer. In case you like beer then it’s value to contact them for a go to and tasting!

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JORDAN – Beer tasting at Carakale microbrewery, Jordans solely brewery

Carakale Brewery Jordan - Fuhay Valley View
Carakale Brewery Jordan – Fuhay Valley View

Day 8 – The Kings Freeway to Aqaba

Right now is an extended day of driving and seeing lots of issues. I can think about this is likely to be to lengthy for some folks so if so then cease after the final sight and keep at a resort in Kerak. You could possibly even see the fort of Kerak the subsequent day after which drive to Aqaba. We began with a cease at mount Nebo to see the place the place Moses noticed the Promised Land. We continued to Madaba to see the traditional mosaics and have lunch. Madaba takes up more often than not. We continued to Umm Ar-Rasas to see the most important mosaic flooring, a UNESCO World Heritage Web site. Final we continued to see Kerak fort which we visited simply earlier than it closed. From there we drove the decrease highway alongside the Useless Sea in the direction of Aqaba for a 4 night time keep.

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JORDAN – The King’s Freeway: Mount Nebo, Madaba, Umm Ar-Rasas, Kerak

Day 9 – A day in Aqaba

As we drove yesterday of our Jordan itinerary until late night to get to Aqaba we had the total day as we speak to swim, snorkel and do some watersports on the Crimson Sea. That’s all we did as we speak; simply enjoyable!

Day 10 – A day journey to Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is a gorgeous space and appears identical to a Mars panorama. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage web site and a should go to when in Jordan. Throughout our Jordan highway journey we visited it as a day journey from Aqaba as in wintertime it will get very chilly within the night time and early darkish so we most popular to be again in our resort in Aqaba for some night actions. It’s about an hour drive from Aqaba to reach to the Wadi Rum customer’s heart.

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JORDAN – Jeep tour by way of the Mars panorama at Wadi Rum & sunbathing in Aqaba

Day 11 – One other day of leisure in Aqaba

Right now we merely repeated what we did on day 9 🙂 Getting some relaxation by doing just a few enjoyable stuff and exploring just a few locations in Aqaba itself.

Hotel Intercontinental Aqaba
Resort Intercontinental Aqaba

Day 12 – From Aqaba to Petra

Essentially the most well-known a part of the Jordan itinerary: Petra. This lovely metropolis carved in stone by the Nabateans might be essentially the most well-known place in all of Jordan. Be sure you arrive on the finish of the morning so that you’ve got time to stroll as much as the monastery the primary day. We did two nights in Petra, the ultimate two nights in Jordan.

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JORDAN – Exploring the misplaced metropolis of stone: Petra

Day 13 – Full day Petra

Right now we had yet another full day to discover Petra, it’s so big!

Day 14 – To the airport and departure

The ultimate day of the Jordan itinerary: catching a flight again dwelling!

I hope this overview of my Jordan itinerary helps you propose yours. It’s a lovely nation with all kinds of landscapes, cultures and has lots of actions to supply. I for positive did take pleasure in Jordan, it amazed me in each facet.

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