12 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

12 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia travel planner

Make it your trip
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Jeddah
— 1 night
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Mecca
— 4 nights
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Medina
— 1 night
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Riyadh
— 2 nights
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Abha
— 2 nights
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Jeddah

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, and then wander the streets of Al-Balad.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Jeddah trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Jeddah is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Jeddah, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Muscat in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Jeddah, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. On the 16th (Tue), you'll travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:

Mecca

— 4 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Mecca to Taif to see Al Rudaf Park about 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Kaaba, don't miss a visit to Jabal-e-Rehmat, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bilal Masjid, and steep yourself in history at Mount Arafat.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mecca trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in November, you will find days in Mecca are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 20:

Medina

— 1 night

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 21st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Medina attractions app.

Getting from Mecca to Medina by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In November, Medina is little chillier than Mecca - with highs of 35°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Riyadh.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

Riyadh

— 2 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 22nd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque and then admire the verdant scenery at Wadi Hanifa.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Riyadh travel planning site.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Riyadh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Medina in November, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Riyadh: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Abha.

Things to do in Riyadh

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Abha

— 2 nights
Poised in the mountains in southwest Saudi Arabia, Abha provides respite and escape to domestic tourists as well as travelers from other Gulf countries and beyond.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): stroll around High City, then explore the activities along Abha Dam Lake, and then make a trip to Cable Car. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Asir National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Abha trip simple and quick.

Getting from Riyadh to Abha by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riyadh in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Abha, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Abha

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
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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.