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Jordon to Jerusalem (return) ONE DAY & female solo traveller

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1. Posted by MishMish (Budding Member 44 posts) 8y

Hello!

I'll be travelling to Jordan, and over 10 days making my way into Egypt and Sharm el Sheik.

I was wondering if anyone has gone into Jerusalem from Amman on a day trip and whether its possible at all?

If so, what sights did you manage to see???

Also, I'll be travelling alone (Asian, female, 23) - has anyone had any problems with this??? Are there any hostels in particular I am better off staying at???

Any advice would be great!!!

Thank you!!!

2. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 8y

I would not try to do that.

Sorry, but one of the realities of travelling in the Middle East is that a tight schedule is not very practical. There is always something happening that prevents your plans from playing out, trust me on this - whether it be a road block in the West Bank or a ban on entering the Old City of Jerusalem or a religious holiday that you were unaware about. You absolutely need to be flexible.

Just because Amman and Jerusalem are very close geographically doesn't mean that it is easy travelling between these places. You need to use a relay of service taxis and small buses to make the crossing and by the time you'll be in Jerusalem it will be high time to go back.

If you want to make a trip from Jordan to Jerusalem I would plan to have at least 3 days. Jerusalem's main attraction is the Old City, in a rush and with a bit of luck it can be explored in a day (if you have a full day, that means staying 2 nights in Jerusalem). Yet even after staying 2 weeks there you'd still be able to discover new things in this maze of houses.

3. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 8y

i didnt travel this way, but i live in Israel & was travelling in neighbour countries - know distances pretty well and have some idea about solo-traveling (lady) too.
it s very big distance between Amman and Jerusalem for going by land (need at least 2 days in one direction) and it's no direct flight ( if you planned to fly).
If you are going Jordan-Israel-Sharm - you will b passing in Eilat, Isr, which is the Southern point and really at the border with both: Jordan & Egypt (Sinai). Eilat is nice, but it's nothing to compare to Jerusalem - Eilat is "vacation town" on the Red Sea shore. Bordercrossing btw these 3 countries is not in same point - it's about 10 km between jordan and egypt borders, so u need to solve transport problem.
If you plan Jerusalem - you should have several days. as well for the city itself one day of sightseeing is absolutelly not enought even briefly.
you can go from Jordan to Sinai by direct ferry , to Nueiba - it's 1/2 way between Eilat to Sharem, then get a bus or taxi (anouther 2 hours) OR try to get a flight directly to Sharem, they have international airport there.

I dont think that solo-travelling supposed to b a prob, but, anyway, you should b a bit careful and keep in your mind mental differences.

4. Posted by joexplore (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

If you plan Jerusalem - you should have several days. as well for the city itself one day of sightseeing is absolutelly not enought even briefly.
you can go from Jordan to Sinai by direct ferry , to Nueiba - it's 1/2 way between Eilat to Sharem, then get a bus or taxi (anouther 2 hours) OR try to get a flight directly to Sharem, they have international airport there.

We based our trip from Jerusalem. There is nice transportation from Jerusalem to Jordan and you can do it in one day. We went from Jerusalem to Aman in one day and other days from Jerusalem to Dead sea and to Petra.

The next week we visited the holy places in Jerusalem and its suroundings.

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