19 days in Jordan & Cyprus Itinerary

19 days in Jordan & Cyprus Itinerary

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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 3 nights
Bus to Amman Abdali Terminal, Fly to Larnaca
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Ayia Napa, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nicosia, Cyprus
— 3 nights
Drive
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 5 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 3 nights
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Aqaba Archaeological Museum and Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery. Get some cultural insight at Wadi Rum Desert Tours and Aqaba Castle. Explore Wadi Rum's surroundings by going to Aqaba (City Beach & Sharif Hussein Bin Ali).

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Wadi Rum trip site.

Porto, Portugal to Wadi Rum is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Israel Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Outdoors · Wildlife · Scenic Drive · Tours

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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 3 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Al-Beidha - Little Petra and Dana Nature Reserve. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Petra and Montreal Crusader Castle. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, make a trip to The Great Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Petra - Wadi Musa travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ayia Napa.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Ayia Napa, Cyprus

— 3 nights
Though Ayia Napa boasts archaeological sites and the largest water park in Europe, the city is best known as a party hub.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Salamis Ancient City and Famagusta City Walls. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lala Mustafa Pasha Mosque and Monastery of Apostolos Varnavas. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Green Bay, stroll through Fig Tree Bay, go deep with a submarine tour, and make a trip to Monachus Monachus Arch.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ayia Napa trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Petra - Wadi Musa to Ayia Napa in 10.5 hours. In September in Ayia Napa, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Nicosia.

Things to do in Ayia Napa

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

Nicosia, Cyprus

— 3 nights

the last divided capital

Experience a combination of traditional and modern Cyprus, including archaeological sites encircled by ancient walls, in the country's capital, Nicosia.
Get some historical perspective at Bellapais Monastery and Hala Sultan Tekke. Step out of the city life by going to Mackenzie Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of Saint Lazarus (in Larnaca) and Kyrenia (Ancient Shipwreck Museum & Saint Hilarion Castle). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at The Cyprus Museum, wander the streets of Ledra Street Crossing Point, admire the striking features of Buyuk Han, and look and learn at Shacolas Tower Museum & Observatory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nicosia day trip site.

Getting from Ayia Napa to Nicosia by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Nicosia can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Paphos.

Things to do in Nicosia

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

Paphos, Cyprus

— 5 nights
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Popular historic sites such as Tombs of the Kings and Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Coral Bay and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paphos: Aphrodite's Rock (in Kouklia), Latchi Beach (in Latchi) and Panagia (Monastery) of Kykkos (in Pedoulas). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, make a trip to The House of Dionysus, head off-road at local off-road trails, and step into the grandiose world of Paphos Harbour Castle.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Paphos online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Nicosia to Paphos takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Nicosia in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Paphos: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Jordan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.

Cyprus travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.