Even though you don't have the option of flying directly from Birmingham to Jordan, there are a few indirect routes you can take. Air France, Lufthansa and Swiss all fly one-stop services to Amman, Jordan's capital, via mainland Europe, usually Paris or Frankfurt. If you are clever with your booking, and avoid flights with long layovers, this journey can take as little as 10 or 11 hours to complete.
Aside from the capital, Turkish Airlines also fly to Aqaba, on the country's southern tip. You can be in Jordan's only port city within 11 hours, with just one quick stop-off in Istanbul, and this will give you fantastic access to the beautiful Wadi Rum region, along with some of the finest scuba diving areas in the Middle East. To find the journey that suits your trip, consult our flight search tool before you book
If you can't find a Birmingham route to suit your journey, then there are direct flights from the UK you can catch. EasyJet fly non-stop from Gatwick to Amman in as little as five and a half hours, while British Airways and Royal Jordanian can get you there from Heathrow in around six.
The cheapest time to visit Jordan is during its hottest and driest months, July and August, but do bear in mind that temperatures around this period can be ferociously warm. Another good time to visit is in November when the weather will be cooler and wetter, but Aqaba usually stays pretty warm throughout, so this is the perfect time to visit Jordan's south coast.
Whenever you take your holiday in Jordan, make sure that you book your flights as early as possible to avoid last-minute price-hikes.