20 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

20 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Riyadh
— 3 nights
Train
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Al Hofuf
— 1 night
Drive
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Dammam
— 1 night
Fly
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Al Bahah
— 1 night
Drive
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Taif
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mecca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jeddah
— 3 nights
Fly
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Yanbu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Medina
— 3 nights
Drive
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AlUla
— 1 night
Fly

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Riyadh

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Step off the beaten path and head to Red Sand Dunes and World Sights Park. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at King Abdulaziz Historical Center, contemplate the long history of Al-Turaif District, look for gifts at Centria, and catch the contagious excitement of King Abdulaziz Field Equestrian.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Riyadh trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Riyadh. In January, daily temperatures in Riyadh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos

Side Trip

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Al Hofuf

Set in an expansive oasis with over 2 million palm trees, Al Hofuf ranks among the world's leading date producers.
On the 5th (Tue), learn more about the world around you at Hafouf National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawatha Mosque, take in the awesome beauty at Al Qarah Mountain, then soak away your stress at Menz Room Salon and Spa, then step into the grandiose world of Ibrahim Palace, and finally make a trip to Qaisariah Souq.

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You can take a train from Riyadh to Al Hofuf in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Riyadh in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Al Hofuf, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dammam.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Baths · Parks · Nature · Spas
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Dammam

Plan a holiday to Dammam for breathtaking views of pristine scenery in a city that bursts with picture-perfect parks boasting patches of lush lawn and vibrant floral displays.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): head off the coast to Marjan Island, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the landmark architecture of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, then stop by Desert Designs, and finally walk around Golden Belt Walk.

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Traveling by car from Al Hofuf to Dammam takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Dammam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Al Bahah.

Things to do in Dammam

Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

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Al Bahah

Al Bahah is a city in the south west of Saudi Arabia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take a stroll through Dhee Ayn, then take a peaceful walk through Raghadan Forest Park, and then walk around Prince Hussam Park.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Al Bahah trip planning website.

Fly from Dammam to Al Bahah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to drive to Taif.

Things to do in Al Bahah

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature
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Taif

Unofficially the country's summer capital, the city of Taif lies amid a richly fertile agricultural area and boasts a history reaching back to at least the 6th century CE.
On the 8th (Fri), stroll around Al-Anoud Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Al Wahbah crater, and then walk around Al Faisaliah garden. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Jouri Mall, look for gifts at Taif's Heart Mall, then take in the awesome beauty at Shafa Mountains, then stroll around Al Rudaf Park, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taif Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Taif trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Al Bahah to Taif in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Taif can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Taif

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Mecca

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.
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Jabal-e-Rehmat, then steep yourself in history at Mount Arafat, then buy something for everyone on your list at Makkah Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Al Hijaz Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bilal Masjid, then admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and finally engage your brain at Makkah Clock Tower Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mecca road trip website.

Traveling by car from Taif to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Taif in January; daily highs in Mecca reach 38°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

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Jeddah

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Jeddah Water Front Park and Al Salam Mall. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khadija Baghlaf Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Gabel Street Souq, and don't miss a visit to Makkah Gate.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Jeddah visit app.

You can drive from Mecca to Jeddah in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mecca in January: highs in Jeddah hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Yanbu.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

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Yanbu

Particularly known for its large expatriate community--resident here because of the oil and petrochemical industry--the port city of Yanbu has a pronounced international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): walk around Al Fairouz Park, then head outdoors with Yanbu Al-Bahr Beach, then walk around Yanbu Lakes, and finally browse the different shops at Dana Mall.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yanbu trip planner.

You can fly from Jeddah to Yanbu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Jeddah in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Yanbu, with lows around 17°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Medina.

Things to do in Yanbu

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
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Medina

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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Seven Mosques and The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Koran Museum, explore the engaging exhibits at Dar Al Madinah Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosque of Badr, and don't miss a visit to Masjid Al Ghamamah.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Medina trip builder website.

You can drive from Yanbu to Medina in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Yanbu in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Medina: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to AlUla.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jan 16 — 19:

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AlUla

Historically based on a strategic location along the incense route, Al Ula has one of the largest archeological sites in Saudi Arabia.
On the 20th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Madain Saleh.AL-ULA, then explore the striking landscape at Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock), then get engrossed in the history at AlUla Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Town of AlUla.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the AlUla sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Medina to AlUla in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January, daily temperatures in AlUla can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in AlUla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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.