18 days in Jordan, Saudi Arabia & Dubai Itinerary

18 days in Jordan, Saudi Arabia & Dubai Itinerary

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Aqaba, Jordan
— 1 day
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 8 nights

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Aqaba, Jordan

Bride of the Red Sea

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
On the 6th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Aqaba Castle, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally kick back and relax at South Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Aqaba tour itinerary builder app.

Karachi, Pakistan to Aqaba is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Israel Standard Time is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Karachi in July, expect nights in Aqaba to be about the same, around 32°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 47°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Scuba & Snorkeling
South Beach
South Beach
Aqaba Castle ©
Aqaba Castle

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Wadi Rum, Jordan

Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
On the 7th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Jabal Umm ad Dami and then admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Wadi Rum trip planning site.

Drive from Aqaba to Wadi Rum in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks
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Off-Road Tours
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Jabal Umm ad Dami ©
Jabal Umm ad Dami

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Petra. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of The Great Temple, delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, contemplate the long history of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, and finally contemplate the long history of The Urn Tomb.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

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Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Abu Bakar Masjed, stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Ghamamah, then see the interesting displays at Koran Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally wander the streets of Masjid Jummah.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Medina travel route builder tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Medina takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Petra - Wadi Musa to Medina, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 50°C in July, and nighttime lows around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque, contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then examine the collection at King Abdulaziz Historical Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King Khalid Grand Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Al-Turaif District, browse the different shops at Al Nakheel Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Al Masmak Palace Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Riyadh trip planner.

Getting from Medina to Riyadh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Riyadh sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 38°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Dubai.

Things to do in Riyadh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque ©
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque
National Museum ©
National Museum

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Head to The Dubai Mall and Marina Mallfor some retail therapy. Escape the urban bustle at Saadiyat Public Beach and Saadiyat Beach Club. Change things up with these side-trips from Dubai: Abu Dhabi (Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Yas Mall, &more). Spend the 17th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 20th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll around Al Mamzar Beach Park, kick back and relax at Kite Beach by Meraas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jumeirah Mosque, and take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dubai day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Dubai takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Gulf Standard Time is 1 hour. In July in Dubai, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 39°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dubai

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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