Top 10 Things to do in Jordan

Planning a trip to Jordan? In this travel guide we will go over the 10 best places to visit in Jordan.

Jordan is an amazingly accommodating country. Many people are scared of visiting the Middle East, but they shouldn’t be. We spent 4 days in Jordan, but I wish we could have stayed even longer.

It feels safe, and there are so many sites that most people haven’t even heard of.

10 Best Places to Visit in Jordan

So what are the Top Things To See In Jordan.

1. The Treasury at Petra

The treasury at Petra is obviously the most famous. But this complex is much more than just one building caarved into a big stone.

2. Petra At Night

Petra at night

Yes it is still the same complex, but on certain days of the week you can access the first part of the trail and The Treasury by Candlelight. Read your full travel guide on what you need to know before going to Petra at Night.

Jordan Pass

For some reason people don’t know just how many things Jordan has to offer, so their tourism buruea basically bribes visitors to stay for more than 1 day. If you can stay longer than 1 day, make sure you buy the Jordan Pass for HUGE discounts (yes, even on your Petra admission tickets).

3. The Monastery at Petra

The Monastery at Petra

850 steps to the top and it is absolutely worth the hike. Easily one of the best places to visit in Jordan.

Where to Stay in Petra: The Best Hotels in Petra

4. Explore Amman for a day

Amman Petra

You can’t travel to Jordan and not visit Amman.

Amman to Petra

This drive takes about 3 hours. There are plenty of public transportation options, relatively affordable taxis, but I recommend renting your own car so you can explore more of the country. It’s much easier to drive there than you would expect.

5. Jerash

Some of the best preserve Roman ruins in the world. This complex always reminds me of Hercules for some reason.

6. Float in the Dead Sea

Float in the Dead Sea

Water so salty that even the worst swimmers in the world can float! There are some amazing hotels built right on the edge of the sea.

7. Mount Nebo

Supposedly this mountain is where Moses got direction from God on how to lead his people.

8. Wadi Rum

Wadi Rum is some of the most unique desert formations in the world. It is perfect to explore on a Jeep Tour.

9. Stay the night at a Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum

Bedouin Camp in Wadi Rum

What are your favorite places to visit in Jordan?


Visiting Jordan was the highlight of my year in 2020. (Yes, we got there just before COVID hit) These are my most popular blog posts and guides from Jordan and specifically Petra to help you plan your trip. 

Complete Guide to Visiting Petra: Inside Petra Jordan: A Wonder of the World

Where to Stay in Petra: The Best Hotels in Petra

Guide to Visiting Petra by Night: Petra by Night: What you Need to Know Before You Go

Guide to Hiking The Monastery at Petra: The Monastery at Petra Hike: Is it worth it?

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