21 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

21 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Mecca
— 3 nights
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Jeddah
— 4 nights
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Medina
— 4 nights
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Dammam
— 3 nights
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Al Jubail
— 1 night
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Riyadh
— 5 nights
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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.
Kaaba and Station of Ibrahim will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Mount Arafat and Makkah Clock Tower Museum. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal al-Nour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem, admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and soothe aching muscles at Fairmont SPA.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mecca trip itinerary site.

Riga, Latvia to Mecca is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Arabian Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Riga in March, things will get much warmer in Mecca: highs are around 42°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas
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4
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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.
Visiting Jeddah Water Front Park and Silver Sands Beach will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Al-Balad and Al Rahma Mosque. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, don't miss a visit to Jeddah Flagpole, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hassan Enany Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Hafez Gallery.

Discover how to plan a Jeddah trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mecca in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Jeddah, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Al Masjid an Nabawi and Jannatul Baqi. Museum-lovers will appreciate Dar Al Madinah Museum and The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, make a trip to Masjid Al Ghamamah, indulge your taste buds at Madinah Dates, and stroll the grounds of Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Medina online route maker.

You can fly from Jeddah to Medina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jeddah in March, plan for little chillier nights in Medina, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Dammam.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Half Moon Beach and Uqair Beach. Appreciate the collections at Ithra and Scitech. Step out of Dammam with an excursion to Taybeen Museum in Al Khobar--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, walk around Prince Saud Bin Naif Park, take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, and browse the different shops at Al-Rashid Mall.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dammam online tour builder.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Dammam takes 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 Dammam at 33°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Dammam

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Al Jubail

Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Al Nakheel Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Al Fanateer Beach, and then browse the range of quality goods at Galleria Mall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Al Jubail itinerary tool.

You can drive from Dammam to Al Jubail in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Al Jubail are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping · Parks
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Riyadh

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Masmak Fortress and Al-Turaif District. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum and King Abdulaziz Historical Center. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ad Diriyah, take in the exciting artwork at Naila Art Gallery, and take an in-depth tour of Al Masmak Palace Museum.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Riyadh road trip tool.

Getting from Al Jubail to Riyadh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Riyadh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.