11 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

11 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia planner

Make it your trip
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Jeddah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mecca
— 1 night
Fly
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Medina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Al Jubail
— 1 night
Drive
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Al Khobar
— 2 nights
Fly
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Riyadh
— 2 nights
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Jeddah

— 2 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Jeddah Water Front Park and Silver Sands Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Al-Balad and Al Rahma Mosque. There's much more to do: ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, and buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeddah journey builder.

Nairobi, Kenya to Jeddah is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in March; daily highs in Jeddah reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 22:

Mecca

— 1 night

Mother of All Settlements

The city of Mecca boasts the statues of the holiest site in Islam, and represents the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and therefore the religion itself.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, then contemplate the long history of Kaaba, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mecca day trip site.

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jeddah in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mecca, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 22 — 23:

Medina

— 2 nights

Radiant City

Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
On the 24th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, and then explore the world behind art at Dar Al Madinah Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Medina online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Mecca to Medina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mecca in March: high temperatures in Medina hover around 36°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can fly to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Al Jubail

— 1 night
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore the wide array of goods at Galleria Mall, kick back and relax at Al Fanateer Beach, and then stroll through Al Nakheel Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Jubail trip builder site.

Fly from Medina to Al Jubail in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Medina in March, with highs in Al Jubail at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Al Khobar

— 2 nights
Once a sleepy fishing port on the Persian Gulf Coast, Al Khobar now thrives as a metropolitan city and bustling economic center.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Beach, browse the different shops at Al-Rashid Mall, and then take a leisurely stroll along Corniche. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Scitech, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire the masterpieces at Ithra.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Al Khobar day trip planning tool.

Drive from Al Jubail to Al Khobar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Al Khobar are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Outdoors · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Riyadh

— 2 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Kingdom Centre Tower, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Al Masmak Palace Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Riyadh trip planner.

You can fly from Al Khobar to Riyadh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:

Saudi Arabia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.