Itinerary Jordan road trip

9 days in Jordan: history and mistery



Petra from above


Why visit Jordan?

If you are wondering what are the reasons to visit Jordan by car, read my itinerary about what I think are the main stops of the tour "Jordan road trip".

A tour of Jordan by car will allow you to admire the capital Amman, very important historical sites, the Dead Sea located at the lowest point on earth, you will be amazed at the sight of Petra, one of the 7 wonders of the world, you will be fascinated by the Wadirum desert and the colors of the Red Sea coral reef.

March to June is the best time to visit Jordan.


Castle Shobak



Jordan road trip 9 days




  • Amman 

Amman is the capital of Jordan, it is a fascinating city with many facets




  • Amman - Jerash (49 Km/30 mi)

Jerash is an important archaeological site second only to Petra for the number of visitors




  • Jerash - Madaba (77 Km/48 mi)

Madaba is called "the city of mosaics" and many of them can be found inside churches


  • Madaba - Wadi Mujib (44 Km/27 mi)

Wadi Mujib is a river that flows into the Dead Sea and is located within a gorge where canyoning is possible


  • Wadi Mujib - Dead Sea (15 Km/9 mi)

The Dead Sea is a salt lake located at the lowest point on earth and has a salinity that allows easy floatation as well as multiple beneficial qualities




  • Dead Sea - Karak (52 Km/32 mi)

Karak is a crusader castle characterized by a network of tunnels


  • Karak - Dana (89 Km/55 mi)

Dana is the largest Jordanian nature reserve, located in a mountain area, it is full of hiking trails




  • Dana - Shobak (26 Km/16 mi)

Shobak is a crusader castle


  • Shobak - Little Petra (26 Km/16 mi)

Little Petra is an archaeological site not far from Petra and retains the same characteristics as its older sister


  • Little Petra - Petra (10 Km/6 mi)




  • Petra

Petra is the most famous archaeological site in Jordan and considered one of the 7 wonders of the modern world.

Read my article: "Petra: the lost city"




  • Petra - Wadi rum (112 Km/69 mi)

Wadi rum is a vast desert of red sand declared a UNESCO heritage site and of unique beauty.

Read my article: "Wadi Rum: the most beautiful desert in the world"




  • Wadi rum - Red Sea (71 Km/44 mi)

The Red Sea has one of the most colorful coral reefs in the world




  • Aqaba

Aqaba is an important city on the Red Sea


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Wadi rum desert



What to do in Jordan:

  • Petra by night lit by candles
  • Float in the Dead Sea
  • Spend a night in a tent in Wadi Rum desert


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