So you decided to spend two days in Petra and it’s time to start planning your trip? Petra is a massive city so prepare to do some serious hiking and see a lot of impressive architecture! Looking at a map, it can seem quite overwhelming. Where to start and how to make sure you won’t miss anything? Well, continue to read, because I have the perfect two day itinerary for you!
Petra, “the lost city” in Jordan, was on my bucket list for a long time! Not only is it one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, the caves, temples and tombs that are carved in the white and red sandstone speak wildly to the imagination. Petra still keeps a lot of secrets. Only 15 percent of the city is uncovered, which is the part you can visit today. This means that 85 percent is still hidden underground. Petra must have been massive since the area that is open to the public, is already quite extensive! That’s why a good preparation to visit the city is really necessary. There are so many trails and architectural gems to see, that it can be overwhelming to decide what to do. That’s why I share my personal experience and advise with you in this “How to visit Petra” travel guide!
Petra is spectacular in so many ways. “The red-rose city”, completely overwhelmed me with its greatness and fascinating carved structures. I’m a big fan of epic views, so luckily I did some research first to find out where to find the best places to go. Otherwise I wouldn’t have seen the great places I visited! Below I listed some of the best views in Petra and how to reach them, because they are not always easy to find!
Road tripping Jordan is the best way to explore the country and its habits. You’ll get to places where tour companies won’t go and you’ll get to experience and learn the Jordan way of living and driving. Whether the latter is a good thing, I’ll leave that up to you! I traveled through Jordan for 9 days at the end of March. Here’s my Jordan road trip itinerary!