31 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

31 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia holiday planner

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Riyadh
— 6 nights
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Al Hofuf
— 4 nights
Drive
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Al Khobar
— 3 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jeddah
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mecca
— 5 nights
Fly
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AlUla
— 1 night
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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: see the interesting displays at National Museum, stroll around King Abdullah Park, contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Riyadh travel route builder website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Riyadh. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in August, and nighttime lows around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Al Hofuf

— 4 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, soak in style at Menz Room Salon and Spa, get a new perspective on nature at Hafouf National Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Yellow Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Al Hofuf trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a train from Riyadh to Al Hofuf in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect nights in Al Hofuf to be a bit cooler, around 34°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 54°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

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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.
When in Al Khobar, make a side trip to see Othaim Mall in Dammam, approximately Dammam away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Corniche, stop by Desert Designs, deepen your understanding at King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, and stroll through Half Moon Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Al Khobar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Al Hofuf to Al Khobar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. August in Al Khobar sees daily highs of 51°C and lows of 35°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, stroll the grounds of Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, buy something for everyone on your list at Rashed Mall, and contemplate the long history of Abu Bakar Masjed.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Medina online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Al Khobar to Medina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°C in August, and nighttime lows around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

Jeddah

— 6 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: wander the streets of Al-Balad, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fakieh Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jeddah journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Jeddah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Medina, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jeddah, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 25:

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). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, browse the different shops at Makkah Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Taneem, and make a trip to Jabal-e-Rehmat.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mecca day trip planner.

Drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jeddah in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mecca: temperatures range from 50°C by day to 36°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to AlUla.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 25 — 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 (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) and then delve into the distant past at Madain Saleh.AL-ULA.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the AlUla vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Mecca to AlUla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Mecca in August since evenings lows in AlUla dip to 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in AlUla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 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.