28 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

28 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Jeddah
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mecca
— 5 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Riyadh
— 6 nights
Train
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Al Hofuf
— 3 nights
Drive
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Al Khobar
— 3 nights
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Jeddah

— 5 nights

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.
Jeddah is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, don't miss a visit to Jeddah Flagpole, buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Arabia, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Jeddah day trip planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Jeddah is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, expect Jeddah to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 24:

Mecca

— 5 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mecca: Taif (Shafa Mountains & Al Rudaf Park). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, take in the awesome beauty at Jabal al-Nour, buy something for everyone on your list at Makkah Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bilal Masjid.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Mecca online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Jeddah, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mecca, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 29:

Medina

— 5 nights

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.
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, steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, see the interesting displays at Dar Al Madinah Museum, and make a trip to The Seven Mosques.

Start your trip to Medina by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can fly from Mecca to Medina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mecca in March; daily highs in Medina reach 36°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Riyadh.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 3:

Riyadh

— 6 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Riyadh visit planning website.

You can fly from Medina to Riyadh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. April in Riyadh sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can take a train to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 3 — 9:

Al Hofuf

— 3 nights
Set in an expansive oasis with over 2 million palm trees, Al Hofuf ranks among the world's leading date producers.
Al Hofuf is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Joatha Mosque, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uqair Beach, slough off your stress at Menz Room Salon and Spa, and don't miss a visit to Qaisariah Souq.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Al Hofuf trip tool.

Traveling by train from Riyadh to Al Hofuf takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April in Al Hofuf, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can go by car to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Historic Sites · Baths · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 12:

Al Khobar

— 3 nights
Once a sleepy fishing port on the Persian Gulf Coast, Al Khobar now thrives as a metropolitan city and bustling economic center.
On the 13th (Wed), browse the different shops at Al-Rashid Mall, take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Othaim Mall. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Al Khobar tour itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Al Hofuf to Al Khobar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. April in Al Khobar sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 12 — 15:

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.