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

Jordan is a stupendous nation for a highway journey as driving is simple, secure and distances not lengthy. A highway journey is strictly what I did throughout the Christmas holidays a yr in the past. I’ve written in regards to the areas in Jordan I visited throughout this household journey however it’s time to share an actual 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 will be performed each methods and it’s doable 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 should have a while to discover Amman or simply sleep away the jetlag. I arrived late night so today was simply to choose up the automotive and get to the lodge in downtown Amman the place we might spend 4 nights.

Day 2 – A day in Amman

Amman is a stupendous metropolis and will 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 possibly can drive in Amman, it’s not that tough as many say however if you’re not used to visitors then possibly use taxis within the middle. 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 the direction of the east of Amman within the quick desert you discover varied castles of which three are price a go to. You will notice the fort of Kharana first which takes up an hour to discover. Simply down the highway you can see the Qasr Amra which is a UNESCO World Heritage web site and embellished with lovely frescos inside. The final, a 30 minute drive extra, is the fort of al-Azraq construct from black stones situated in the one oasis Jordan has. If in case you have 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 today possibly a bit lengthy as we obtained again effectively after darkish however it’s higher to get it performed in a day to secure time. The primary cease is on the Roman ruins of Jerash which is able to take about 2-3 hours to discover. From there it’s a brief drive to the Ajlun Citadel and to take lunch in Ajlun. You possibly can then drive additional north to Umm Qais which is effectively price a go to however if in case you have seen sufficient Roman ruins then skip Umm Qais. I’m completely satisfied I did as I discovered there in regards to the Carakale beer from Jordan which brewery I might go to later.

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

Day 5 – The Useless Sea

At present’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 situated close to the Useless Sea and on the route. To discover this space depend 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 evening 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

At present 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 generally to simply do nothing and get your head clear. In case you are in need of time, you may merely skip today.

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 generally issues come up and you must plan them in whereas on the highway. Even in December it’s heat sufficient to go swimming on account 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. Should you like beer then it’s price 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

At present is a protracted day of driving and seeing a variety of issues. I can think about this may be to lengthy for some individuals so if so then cease after the final sight and keep at a lodge in Kerak. You would even see the fort of Kerak the following 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 ground, a UNESCO World Heritage Website. 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 evening 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 the day gone by of our Jordan itinerary until late night to get to Aqaba we had the complete day at this time to swim, snorkel and do some watersports on the Crimson Sea. That’s all we did at this time; simply enjoyable!

Day 10 – A day journey to Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is a stupendous space and appears similar 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 evening 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 middle.

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JORDAN – Jeep tour via the Mars panorama at Wadi Rum & sunbathing in Aqaba

Day 11 – One other day of leisure in Aqaba

At present we merely repeated what we did on day 9 🙂 Getting some relaxation by doing just a few enjoyable stuff and exploring a number of 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 probably the most well-known place in all of Jordan. Be sure to arrive on the finish of the morning so that you’ve 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

At present we had yet another full day to discover Petra, it’s so enormous!

Day 14 – To the airport and departure

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

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 a variety of actions to supply. I for certain did get pleasure from Jordan, it amazed me in each side.

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