Travelers to Jordan typically plan a trip for 5 to 6 days when combining Petra with Amman, Wadi Rum, and the Dead Sea. If you're not interested in those extensions, 2 to 3 days is enough for your Petra trip. Read on for the best itineraries including Petra and beyond.

How many days do you need?

  • Most travelers spend 2-3 days in Petra
  • With 4 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip
  • The most common extensions are the Dead Sea, Wadi Rum, and Amman

How Many Days Should You Spend in Jordan?

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Extended Itineraries

6-Day Itinerary Including Amman, Wadi Rum, and The Dead Sea

Petra
Petra
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival Amman Airport - Amman Amman
Day 2 Amman - Kingsway - Petra Petra
Day 3 Petra Petra
Day 4 Petra - Wadi Rum Wadi Rum
Day 5 Wadi Rum - Dead Sea The Dead Sea
Day 6 Dead Sea - Amman Airport  


This six-day trip through Jordan covers all the major highlights. With a mix of touring and free time, you can cater the trip to your personal preferences. Begin in Amman, where you can relax or go to a cook-and-dine experience to learn about the local cuisine. Then, head to Petra to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, including the Royal Tombs, the Monastery, and more. Next, venture to Wadi Rum to explore—and camp in—the desert, before a relaxing finale at the Dead Sea. Read more

7-Day Itinerary Including Amman, Wadi Rum, Aqaba, and The Dead Sea

Spend a day at UNESCO-listed Petra
Spend a day at UNESCO-listed Petra
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 QAIA - Amman Amman
Day 2 Amman - Jerash - Ajloun - Amman Amman
Day 3 Amman – Madaba – Nebo – Karak – Dana - Petra Petra
Day 4 Petra - Wadi Rum Wadi Rum
Day 5 Wadi Rum - Aqaba Aqaba
Day 6 Aqaba - Dead Sea The Dead Sea
Day 7 Dead Sea - Queen Alia International Airport  


This exciting Middle Eastern adventure gets to the heart of hospitable Jordan in just one week. Starting in the capital of Amman, you'll visit ancient Roman ruins, experience the UNESCO-listed sites of Petra and Wadi Rum, and see Byzantine mosaics in Madaba Archaeological Park. You'll also have two days to enjoy the Red Sea and Dead Sea, respectively, and spend a night in a luxury Bedouin Camp for stargazing. Read more

How to Get to Petra

The ancient city of Petra is undoubtedly Jordan's most visited point of interest, a meticulously preserved archeological wonder. Getting to the expansive, UNESCO-listed site is straightforward via road—Jordan is a small country is connected by well-maintained highways with English signage, and Wadi Musa (the gateway village bordering Petra) is a 3-hour drive or less from the major hubs.  Read more