12 days in Saudi Arabia & Paris Itinerary

12 days in Saudi Arabia & Paris Itinerary

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Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
1
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
3
Paris, France
— 7 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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night
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 9th (Tue), take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, examine the collection at National Museum, and then walk around King Abdullah Park. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Underground Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Al Masmak Palace Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, and finally stroll around Salam Park.

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If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. March in Riyadh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Museums Neighborhoods
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King Abdullah Park ©
King Abdullah Park
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress
National Museum ©
National Museum

3
nights
Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©
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.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, contemplate the long history of Abu Bakar Masjed, make a trip to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Medina trip planner.

You can fly from Riyadh to Medina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in March: highs in Medina hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 22°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba

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Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Le Bassin de Latone, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Paris road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Paris takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Medina in March, with highs in Paris at 13°C and lows at 3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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