16 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

16 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia itinerary planner
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Mecca
— 3 nights
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Jeddah
— 3 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Riyadh
— 5 nights
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Mecca — 3 nights

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.
Mecca is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaaba, admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, take in the awesome beauty at Jabal al-Nour, and see the sky in a new way at Makkah Clock Tower Museum.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Mecca is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Mecca, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in January, expect little chillier with lows of 23°C in Mecca. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jeddah.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Jeddah — 3 nights

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Jeddah is known for sightseeing, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Fakieh Aquarium.

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Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in January, you will find days in Jeddah are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Medina.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

Medina — 4 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, steep yourself in history at Jannatul Baqi, and have fun and explore at Dar Al Madinah Museum.

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You can fly from Jeddah to Medina in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In January, Medina is little chillier than Jeddah - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Riyadh.
Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 19 — 23:

Riyadh — 5 nights

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower, admire the verdant scenery at Wadi Hanifa, take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque.

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Getting from Medina to Riyadh by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Medina in January, expect nights in Riyadh to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 28:

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.