While each country offer lots of stuff to see and do, to my mind Jordan can be effectively covered in 5 days, and, that too not on a very hectic schedule.. Yes, while we did not cover everything that Jordan had to offer, and, perhaps did not do Amman justice, I think I came away quite happy with my trip...
So here's my 5 day itinerary for Jordan.....
Visit Madaba, Mount Nebo and see the sights in Amman.. Evening go see the local souks and have dinner out at a nice restaurant. Try Trader Vic's at Hotel Regency...the food and the ambience is good!!
Take a day long tour to Jerash, Ajloun and Umm Qyaas. Be back at the hotel by 6, shower, relax and head out to Kan Zaman, a quaint night spot on the outskirts of town.
Leave early morning for Petra. Spend the day there and head back by 6 o'clock so that you are back in Amman by 9 o'clock...since its a small detour, you can stop and see the dessert castle at Karak. If you still have the energy, go to either City Mall or Mecca Mall, or just relax at your hotel.
Leave in the morning for the Dead Sea, spend the morning there, dipping in the sea, enjoying a spa at one of the 4 resorts there. On the way back, stop to see Lot's Cave and Bethany beyond the Jordan. In the evening, go out for diner or to a night spot or roam the many malls that are there.
If you have the enthusiasm, do a day tour of the dessert castles of Jordan, or if like me, you have had your fill of sightseeing, just roam around Amman, or chill relax at the hotel and catch the flight back home in the evening