29 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

29 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Medina
— 4 nights
Train
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King Abdullah Economic City
— 1 night
Drive
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Mecca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jeddah
— 5 nights
Fly
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AlUla
— 1 night
Fly
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Al Jubail
— 1 night
Drive
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Al Khobar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Al Hofuf
— 3 nights
Train
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Riyadh
— 6 nights
Fly

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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.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, and don't miss a visit to The Seven Mosques.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Medina road trip planning tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Medina. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to King Abdullah Economic City.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 28 — Dec 2:

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King Abdullah Economic City

King Abdullah Economic City is a megaproject announced in 2005 by king Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the former king of Saudi Arabia.OverviewWith a total development area of 173 km², the city is located along the coast of the Red Sea, around 100 km north of Jeddah, the commercial hub of Saudi Arabia, the city will also be approximately an hour and 20 minutes away from the city of Mecca and 3 hours from Medina by car and an hour away from all Middle Eastern capital cities by plane. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get outside with Kaec and then tee off at Royal Greens Golf & Country Club.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the King Abdullah Economic City trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a train from Medina to King Abdullah Economic City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in King Abdullah Economic City

Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

4
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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.
Mecca is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Kaaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem, contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat, and relax and rejuvenate at Fairmont SPA.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mecca holiday builder app.

You can drive from King Abdullah Economic City to Mecca in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Mecca, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 7:

5
nights
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.
Jeddah is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, don't miss a visit to Bicycle Square (Midan Addarajah), browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, and wander the streets of Al-Balad.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jeddah trip maker site.

Drive from Mecca to Jeddah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mecca in December: highs in Jeddah hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to AlUla.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 12:

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) and then explore the ancient world of Madain Saleh.AL-ULA.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our AlUla trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Jeddah to AlUla takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, AlUla is a bit cooler than Jeddah - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Al Jubail.

Things to do in AlUla

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

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Al Jubail

Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
On the 14th (Mon), buy something for everyone on your list at Al - huwailat shopping center, then kick back and relax at Al Nakheel Beach, then head outdoors with Al Fanateer Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Fanateer Mall.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Al Jubail online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from AlUla to Al Jubail takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

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Al Khobar

Once a sleepy fishing port on the Persian Gulf Coast, Al Khobar now thrives as a metropolitan city and bustling economic center.
Take a break from Al Khobar with a short trip to Scuba & Snorkeling in Dammam, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Corniche, walk around Golden Belt Walk, engage your brain at Scitech, and get engrossed in the history at Taybeen Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Al Khobar day trip app.

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. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

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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.
Al Hofuf is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Qaisariah Souq, admire the natural beauty at King Abdullah Environmental Park, soak in style at Menz Room Salon and Spa, and learn more about the world around you at Hafouf National Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Al Khobar to Al Hofuf takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Al Hofuf are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:

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Riyadh

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ad Diriyah, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riyadh Zoo, and steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Riyadh road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Al Hofuf to Riyadh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Al Hofuf in December, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Riyadh: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 26:

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.