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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Mecca
— 4 nights
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Jeddah
— 5 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Al Jubail
— 1 night
Drive
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Al Khobar
— 3 nights
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Al Hofuf
— 3 nights
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Riyadh
— 6 nights
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AlUla
— 1 night
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mecca: Taif (Shafa Mountains, Al Rudaf Park, &more). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Kaaba, browse the different shops at Makkah Mall, look and learn at Makkah Clock Tower Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Taneem.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mecca holiday builder app.

Jeddah to Mecca is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in May, expect nights in Mecca to be about the same, around 34°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 49°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, take a stroll through Al-Balad, ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, and make a trip to Jeddah Corniche.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jeddah trip planner.

You can drive from Mecca to Jeddah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mecca in May, plan for a bit cooler days in Jeddah, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to fly to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

Medina

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Noor Mall, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Medina route tool.

Traveling by flight from Jeddah to Medina takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Medina, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Al Jubail

— 1 night
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): browse the different shops at Al - huwailat shopping center, enjoy the sand and surf at Al Fanateer Beach, and then browse the range of quality goods at Galleria Mall.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Al Jubail day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Al Jubail takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Al Jubail sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay May 17 — 18:

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.
Step out of Al Khobar with an excursion to Othaim Mall in Dammam--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, get outside with Half Moon Beach, stop by Desert Designs, and have fun and explore at Ithra.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Al Khobar trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Al Jubail to Al Khobar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 18 — 21:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Qaisariah Souq, enjoy the sand and surf at Uqair Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ibrahim Palace, and relax in sumptuous surroundings at Menz Room Salon and Spa.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Al Hofuf vacation planner.

Drive from Al Khobar to Al Hofuf in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 24:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum, steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower, and walk around Salam Park.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Riyadh online holiday maker.

Getting from Al Hofuf to Riyadh by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Al Hofuf in May, you will find days in Riyadh are little chillier (45°C), and nights are about the same (33°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to AlUla.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 30:

AlUla

— 1 night
Historically based on a strategic location along the incense route, Al Ula has one of the largest archeological sites in Saudi Arabia.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) and then contemplate the long history of Madain Saleh.AL-ULA.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our AlUla trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to AlUla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in AlUla can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in AlUla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
Highlights from your trip

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.