Amman to Tel aviv
Replies: 9 - Last Post: Feb 23, 2013 9:51 AM Last Post By: mvbergen
Feb 20, 2013 10:25 PM
I'm planning to make à trip through jordan in may, but I woud like to combine it with à visit to Jerusalem.
Since I have only 10 days I was wondering if this is doable...
I'm leaving Brussels on the 29th of may and I could catch à plane in Tel Aviv on the 8th of june.
In jordan I would like to see the usual: Amman, Madaba, Petra, Wadi Rum.
Feb 20, 2013 11:06 PM
1Lets see, 10 days.
Day 1 - arrive Amman
Day 2 - Day tour including Madaba and a few other locations (hopefully Jerash).
Day 3 - Head to Wadi Musa in the morning and visit Petra in afternoon.
Day 4 - Spend all day in Petra (it is a huge place)
Day 5 - Trip to Wadi Rum and staying overnight in the desert.
Day 6 - Cross the border to Israel between Aqaba and Eilat and bus to Juresalem (this will likely take all day into the early evening)
Day 7 and 8 - exploring Juresalam.
Day 9 - bus to Tel Aviv and spend the afternoon on the beach relaxing, sipping beer to end your trip.
Day 10 - fly home
You can get to the airport from Juresalem as well so if you want to add an extra day anywhere you could skip Tel Aviv altogether.
That's of the top of my head and hopefully other posters will be able to add or refine this itnerary or come up with an alternative.
So , yes it is doable. Have a great trip.
Feb 21, 2013 3:15 AM
In fact, even it’s possible to combine a short visit of Jordan with a trip to Jerusalem, it could be frustrating to do that not properly.
Bear in mind that even the distances are relatively shorts, you need to cross the border (sometimes time consuming) and you need time to visit some parts of the country (I mean Jordan)
One day for Petra is a joke. Two is the strict minimum and three (or four) is a better duration.
Going in Rum (outside or inside the protected area) for few hours at the back of a pick-up is a stupidity. Sleep there, under the stars and take time!
With a so short duration, forget Amman. By itself, the city is disappointing and when you compare with Jerusalem, the old part of Cairo, Aleppo or Damascus (before the civil war for the last two), it’s nearly a non sense to spend time in this city.
Madaba is the first step on the King Highway. You can use it and going down step by step.
I hope that your landing will be at Queen Alia otherwise it will be too short…
Feb 21, 2013 2:35 PM
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Feb 23, 2013 12:51 AM
5I'm doing the exact same thing in April, due to time constraints I have only 10 days. My itinerary is similar to the one gerarkenny suggested. Roughly:
-Day 1: late arrival in Amman (are there ever "early" arrivals in the Middle East? Jeez..).
-Day 2: explore Amman for the whole day.
-Day 3: car pick-up and down to Petra, visiting something not yet decided along the way (be it Karak Castle, the Dead Sea which I'm not too fond of-I already know the Israeli side- or something else). Evening/night arrival in Petra.
-Day 4: Petra.
-Day 5: Petra.
-Day 6: leave Petra early and spend the day in Wadi Rum. Overnight in Wadi Rum.
-Day 7: drop off car in Aqaba. Cross the border, travel from Eilat to Jerusalem. Hope not to spend a lot of time on this one. Night in Jerusalem.
-Days 8 and 9: Jerusalem. I've already been there so, whereas a visit to the Old City is obviously a must, I'll try to concentrate on the parts I missed the last time around, and skip some previously visited areas or cities (Me'a She'arim, Ramallah, Bethlehem, etc.).
-Day 10: early trip to Tel Aviv, and spend the day lazying on Gordon Beach or walking around the city. It's a great city, by the way, so if you have the time I'd recommend an exploration. Off to Ben Gurion to catch the 01:30 flight back home.
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