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7 Days in Jordan: The Best Itinerary for Your Visit

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The Best Things to Do with 7 Days in Jordan

Itinerary in Jordan: day 1

The Amman Citadel

Amman Citadel

Your 7 days in Jordan itinerary starts off in the country's historic capital of Amman. We recommend beginning your exploration at the Amman Citadel. It is located on the highest hill in the area and near the downtown district. This site offers spectacular views for you to enjoy. It is also home to archaeological wonders that date as far back as the Bronze Age. A key point of interest is the remains of the Temple of Hercules. This structure was built during the Roman era. Today, only a pair of massive pillars on a podium remain. The citadel is also home to the remains of the Umayyad Palace. Much of this complex was levelled during an earthquake that occurred in the 8th century CE, but a few of the sites have been restored for tourists to visit.

The Jordan Museum

Exploring the Jordan Museum is another must-have experience during your itinerary. It is located next to the city hall and focuses on the history and culture of the region. The Traditional Life Gallery concentrates on the lifestyles of the country's rural, urban and Bedouin inhabitants. Another popular area of the museum is the Archaeological and Historical Gallery. It is home to a huge array of historic artefacts from sites across the country. Check out the Copper Scroll during your visit. This is one of the many treasures that were discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Itinerary in Jordan: day 2

The Roman Theatre in Amman

Roman Theatre in Amman

Begin the 2nd day of your itinerary by exploring the ancient Roman Theatre in downtown Amman. It was built in the 2nd century CE and has been restored to provide visitors with a glimpse into its former glory. During your visit, be sure to enjoy the views you can take in from the top of the seating area.

Iraq Al Amir

After you are done with your visit to the Roman Theatre, it is time to head 31 minutes to the west of the city to Iraq Al-Amir. It is home to a fascinating series of caves that dot the area's hills. They were inhabited by humans as early as the Copper Age. It is also the site of some stunning remains from the Byzantine era. They include a fascinating cave church. Nearby, you will find an archaeological site known as Qasr al-Abd that dates to Hellenistic times. It is believed by scholars that it was built by the Tobiads. They were a notable Jewish family who were prominent during the Second Temple period.

Itinerary in Jordan: day 3



On day 3 of your itinerary in Jordan, you will travel to As-Salt. This historic city was once the most important settlement located between the Eastern Desert and the Jordan Valley and served as a key trading centre. Take note of the yellow limestone buildings that are characteristic of the area. Recommended attractions during your visit include the As-Salt Archaeological Museum, the Shrine of the Prophet Joshua and the Religious Harmony Trail.


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An hour to the north of Amman lies Jerash. The city is one of the best-preserved in the Middle East from the Greco-Roman period and is home to an array of important historic sites. In the 2nd century BCE, it came under the influence of the Greek world when Alexander the Great conquered the area. Key points of interest include the Arch of Hadrian, which was erected to celebrate the Roman emperor's visit from 129 to 130 CE. You should also check out the South Theatre. This remarkably well-preserved ancient theatre seats up to 3,000 spectators and is still used on occasion.

Itinerary in Jordan: day 4



Approximately 230 kilometres from Amman, you will find one of the true wonders of the ancient world. The mysterious site of Petra is famed for its rock-cut tombs and has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985. The tombs are believed by scholars to have been created between the 1st and the 2nd century AD by the Nabataeans. During your visit, you will marvel at these impressive structures that have been carved directly into the cliff faces. They blend a mix of Hellenistic and Eastern traditions to produce a stunning result. This world-renowned location has been featured in many films over the years. They include Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.

Little Petra

Little Petra

No trip to Petra would be complete without enjoying an additional excursion to the site known as Little Petra. To get there, you can take a free shuttle bus from the visitor centre. Walking to the site is also a popular choice. The distance from the main part of Petra is about 8 kilometres, and the walk takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours. You will encounter similar rock-cut structures but with smaller crowds.

Itinerary in Jordan: day 5

A 4x4 exploration of the Wadi Rum Desert

Your 7 days in Jordan itinerary now takes you to Wadi Rum. Also known as the Valley of the Moon, this mesmerising valley is cut into sandstone and granite rock formations and is located near the border with Saudi Arabia. We recommend booking a 4x4 vehicle for a unique way to explore this fantastical desert landscape. These generally start in the afternoon and give you the chance to explore the sand dunes while having a lot of fun doing so.

Stargazing in Wadi Rum

Spending the night on a stargazing tour is another unforgettable experience that awaits you in Wadi Rum. Since there is very little light pollution in the area, it is easy to enjoy and appreciate the stars in a way that you may never have had the chance to do before. This experience is further enhanced by using the professional telescopes that your tour provider makes available.

Itinerary in Jordan: day 6

Mount Sodom

Day 6 of your Jordan itinerary brings you to the iconic shores of the Dead Sea. This expansive salt lake is on the border with Israel and the West Bank. Its tremendous salinity is due to it having no outlet. There are some fantastic locations around the famed body of water for you to visit, and one of the most iconic is Mount Sodom. This rock-salt mountain enjoys a significant position within the traditions of the Judeo-Christian faiths. It was believed for centuries to be the site of the city of Sodom that was spoken of in the Old Testament.

Kalia Beach

Swimming in the Dead Sea is another must-have experience during your 7 days in Jordan itinerary. The high salinity of the water makes it easy to float. We recommend Kalia Beach if you want to take one of the most unique dips of your life.

Itinerary in Jordan: day 7

Jabal Al Lweibdeh

To wrap up your itinerary in Jordan, we now return to Amman for a fun-filled day. Start your day off by heading to Jabal Al Lweibdeh. From downtown, the district is located about 20 minutes away on foot. You will find an array of coffee houses and charming restaurants where you can grab breakfast.

Rainbow Street nightlife

Rainbow Street is one of the hotspots in Amman for nightlife and a great place to visit for an escape from the traffic of the downtown district. You will encounter a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars where you can celebrate what has surely been an unforgettable 7 days in Jordan.

Where to stay in Jordan

1. 7-night Tour of Jordan

7-night Tour of Jordan

Embark on a magical journey across spectacular landscapes when you book the 7-night Tour of Jordan on Voyage Privé. Your travel deal includes stops at iconic cities and points of interest such as Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.

The price of your booking includes a welcome and assistance upon your arrival, an English-speaking guide during excursions and entrance fees to the sites according to the programme.

What we like: We love the variety that this tour deal offers, with stops in some of Jordan's most vibrant cities and visits to its top historic points of interest.

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2. 7-Night Tour in Jordan

7-Night Tour in Jordan

Iconic ancient sites, bustling cities and otherworldly natural landscapes await you when you choose the 7-Night Tour in Jordan. Your journey includes stops in Amman, Jerash, Madaba, Nebo, Petra, Wadi Rum and the Dead Sea.

Your booking fees include full-board dining, accommodation in standard rooms at 4-star hotels, an English-speaking guide during the excursions and entrance fees to the sites according to your programme.

What we like: We love the variety of locations you will encounter when you choose this deal, which includes stops in the Jordanian capital of Amman and visits to amazing historic and natural locations.

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3. 7-Night Tour of Jordan's Desert Lands and Ancient Cities

7-Night Tour of Jordan's Desert Lands and Ancient Cities

Embark on a journey to world-renowned locations like Amman, Jerash, the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, Petra and Iraq Al Amir when you select the 7-Night Tour of Jordan's Desert Lands and Ancient Cities. You will encounter stunning landscapes, ancient sites and thriving cities during this amazing travel package available on Voyage Privé.

The cost of your booking includes transfers as mentioned in your programme, an English-speaking guide throughout your tour dates, entrance to all sites and accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis.

What we like: We love the variety of locations included in this travel package that takes you from palm-tree-filled oases and desert canyons to the shores of the Dead Sea, and Jordan's bustling capital of Amman.

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4. 7 or 9 Night Tour of Petra & Wadi Rum with Dead Sea Extension

7 or 9 Night Tour of Petra & Wadi Rum with Dead Sea Extension

We recommend the 7 or 9 Night Tour of Petra & Wadi Rum with Dead Sea Extension for a getaway spent exploring the country's top locations. Your journey includes stops at Petra, Wadi Rum, Amman, the Dead Sea and Jerash.

Your deal includes roundtrip transfers, a welcome at Amman Airport, transportation in a tourist vehicle with air conditioning, an English-speaking guide, accommodation and half-board dining throughout your tour.

What we like: We love the opportunity that this tour offers for travellers to discover Jordan's rich history and its most spectacular landscapes.

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5. 7-Night Tour of Jordan

7-Night Tour of Jordan

The 7-Night Tour of Jordan is another excellent choice for travellers who want to experience the best of what this Middle Eastern country has to offer. Your stops during this unforgettable journey include Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum.

Your booking costs include accommodation, daily breakfast, a special dinner in Wadi Rum, entrance to all sites in the itinerary and an English-speaking guide throughout the tour.

What we like: We love the fact that this tour combines time in Jordan's amazing capital of Amman with excursions to ancient sites of great historic significance.

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Practical tips for visiting Jordan

UK passport holders require a visa to enter the country for tourism. You can acquire one upon arrival. When you are packing for your holiday, we suggest bringing along beach shoes if you plan to visit the Dead Sea. If you wish to use any of your electronics that require a UK outlet, pick up a travel plug adapter.

When to visit Jordan

visit Jordan

The best time to book at 7 days in Jordan itinerary is March to May or October to November. Summer runs from late June to late September. Though many travellers do visit during these months, it is important to note that the heat can be shockingly intense. If you visit in spring or autumn, you will experience more manageable temperatures. It is still hot within these windows, but the intensity is taken down several notches.

How to get to Jordan

Located in the capital of Amman, Queen Alia International Airport is the primary hub for arrivals in Jordan. Flights leave major airports across the United Kingdom regularly. You can expect an average in-air time of around 5 hours and 15 minutes for direct flights, though most involve connections to other cities. Your best option for getting around upon landing is to use an airport shuttle service. JETT buses go between major cities. There are also tour services that run daily between popular destinations like Amman, Aqaba, Wadi Rum and Petra.

What to eat in Jordan

Experiencing unique, local foods is one of the best parts of booking 7 days in Jordan. We have a few must-try suggestions for you. They include mansaf. It consists of a platter of lamb that is served with rice and fermented yoghurt. You will find this delectable option across the country. It is typically topped with parsley, almonds, olive oil and toasted pine nuts. Ka'ak is another popular food in Jordan. This sesame seed-covered flatbread is formed into a roll or a ring which is sliced and filled with egg, cheese and chilli sauce. Makmoura is a dish made with lamb or chicken and layers of pastry. It is flavoured with onions, seeds and regional spices, such as cumin and sumac. Another unique offering is called zarb. This meat and vegetable dish is prepared by digging a hole and filling it with hot coals. The food is covered with blankets and sand to slowly roast.

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