We recently visited Jordan and think it’s the perfect destination to visit for 7-10 days. The mixture of landscapes together with its incredible people makes it one of the most spectacular places in the world.
Besides that, there is one of the seven wonders of the world: the amazing archaeological site of Petra. Without a doubt, Jordan exceeded our expectations. We couldn’t imagine a more beautiful and friendly country.
The people of Jordan were very warm, friendly and eager to help us at all times. We didn’t know that Jordanians were so open with tourism. During our trip we shared our experiences and adventures with them.
We had conversations about our home-country of Spain and talked about the history and traditions of Jordan too. The Jordanians we met loved to discuss world issues and they were very proud that we visited their country.
Experience the Highlights of Jordan in 7-10 Days
We would recommend visiting Jordan for a minimum of 7-10 days to experience the most incredible corners and really get immersed into the culture. This is just enough time to visit all the highlights without being too rushed. Of course, if you have more time that would be even better!
Without a doubt, the experience of Petra by Night and the Dead Sea enchanted us the most. We also loved the Wadi Rum Desert. The experience of sleeping under the stars in the desert of Wadi Rum was very magical, feeling free amongst so much immensity.
Also the first time we entered Petra was at night and we were a bit nervous. We couldn’t believe that we would be in front of such a great monument. It was amazing! Jordan is a country that has everything. Every day is a new and beautiful experience that makes for incredible memories.
Along with Petra, we loved the Citadel of Jerash as well. The archaeology is quite curious in addition to ever every corner being really beautiful. You can spend days here exploring the plazas, temples, and fountains that were once at the epicenter of the Roman Empire.
Another highlight of Jordan is the amazing food! We loved the hummus, roasted vegetables, the typical Jordanian salad (similar to Moroccan) and barbecued meat. The olives and yoghurt was also very good. There was so much delicious food that it’s impossible to choose a favourite dish!
Tips for your 7-10 Days in Jordan
The first thing to get organised is to purchase a two-day Jordan Pass to visit Petra. In addition to Petra, this pass covers more than 40 tickets to different tourist attractions in the country. Depending on your nationality, the Jordan Pass includes the country’s visa too.
I would also say it’s important to be mindful of the Bedouins in Petra. When you go up to the viewpoints, many of them are posing as guides and will want to charge you to go with you.
It’s not necessary to go along with this as the viewpoints can be accessed without guides. You should also bear in mind that these types of guides are actually illegal in Petra. Something small to be aware of.
We recommend not riding on camels unless it’s absolutely necessary, due to not being able to walk for health reasons for example. Some of the animals in Jordan are exploited and we were very sad to see them suffer.
It’s important that you bring some comfortable and cool clothes because it can get extremely hot in Jordan. It is the Middle East after all! On the other hand, you should pack some sweaters and jackets for places like Wadi Rum as it can get quite cold at night in the desert.
The best way to explore Jordan is definitely by car. We recommend renting a car as it’s quite safe and you shouldn’t have any problems driving on the roads. When you arrive at your destinations make sure you try all the local Jordanian food – it’s delicious!
Finally, enjoy a sunset at the Dead Sea. The views here are so beautiful. Thanks for reading our article: ‘Highlights of Jordan: The Perfect Itinerary for 7-10 Days’. We hope you enjoy every second of your trip here!
About Us: Paula & Borja from Un Viaje de 2
Hi there! We are Paula and Borja. A Spanish travel couple who moved to Dublin in 2016 looking for new experiences. We grew up on a very small island in Southern Spain called La Graciosa (Canary Islands).
We are a very active, curious and adventurous couple eager to know the world and cultures of other countries. Our blog started in 2017, called Un Viaje de 2 (meaning ‘a journey for 2’), with the aim of inspiring, helping and capturing all of our adventures through guides, articles and photography.
In addition to travelling, we love volunteering and spending seasons contributing our knowledge and helping people in the world. We have been in Nicaragua for two months and Tanzania for two months (twice).
Soon we will embark on an adventure of travelling the world without a return ticket. We couldn’t be more excited!