Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 12, 2012 5:04 AM Last Post By: Marydoreen
Nov 9, 2012 3:41 PM
kings highwayMy Husband and I have hired a car (Aqaba) for a trip up/down the Kings Highway in Jordan next April/May. We are hoping that someone could give us advice on our rough itinerary as I am have trouble working out times and mileages. We have 7 nights in Jordan. I have roughly worked out what we want to see and do.
Mon - Pick up car early drive to Petra,- 2 nights
Wednesday drive to Shobak castle then onto either further up the Kings Highway or straight thru to Madaba on Highway 15.
Wednesday 2 nights Madaba and surrounds
Friday down to Karak.
From then on I am not sure whether time would permit to drive to Wadi Rum by Saturday afternoon, spending Saturday and Sunday nights. there.
Driving back to Aqaba early Monday morning to drop the car back.
Does this sound feasible or too rushed. We love the history and culture of the region.
Thanks in advance.
Nov 9, 2012 3:48 PM
1It does not seem too rushed to me. In fact, it seems like a pretty good itinerary.
Obviously, you have left out anything to the north (Amman, Jerash, etc.) however, you may have already seen those places or you may have decided you can't do it all in seven days and left them out. If that's the case then it's a smart decision as you really have to stay within the time you've got.
Have a great trip.
Nov 9, 2012 11:18 PM
2Suggest you check out bing maps for milage. For this Bing is better than Google Earth.
You seem to have some time on your hands, so on the first day you could drive to Petra via the Dead Sea Road, turning right at the sign Dilagha. Superb road with excellent scenery. This road will join the Kings Highway, where you can continue the journey. Use the rest of the afternoon to visit Little Petra.
Nov 10, 2012 3:13 AM
3All good, although the north is definitely worth visiting - if you're staying in Madaba, I'd definitely use one of your days to see Jerash/Ajloun, unless you've already seen it or are saving it for another trip or something.
The King's Highway isn't too great in distance. There are lots of twists and turns, so it probably takes a bit longer to travel than it might appear if you were just looking at a map. But to drive from Madaba to Petra/Wadi Musa at a reasonably leisurely pace solely along King's only takes about 5-6 hours.
Nov 10, 2012 6:18 AM
4If you hire a car in Aqaba I would go to Wadi Rum first than Petra, from there towards Madaba, you can visit Kerak on your way there and still do Wadi Musa - Madaba in one day.
On the way back I would take the dead sea road and stop at Amman beach or one of the resorts for a dip in the dead sea, ok after you leave the dead sea the road gets pretty boring but it's easy to drive without much traffic, back to Aqaba.
Nov 10, 2012 10:21 AM
5I did a similar trip a few years ago. The link with some photos is below.
Nov 12, 2012 12:44 AM
Nov 12, 2012 5:04 AM
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