32 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

32 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia sightseeing planner

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Fly to King Fahd International Airport, Drive to Al Khobar
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Al Khobar
— 3 nights
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Al Hofuf
— 3 nights
Train
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Riyadh
— 6 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Jeddah
— 6 nights
Drive
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Mecca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taif
— 2 nights
Fly
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Al Jubail
— 2 nights
Drive to King Fahd International Airport, Fly to Tampa

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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Al Khobar: Dammam (Othaim Mall, Marjan Island, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, have fun and explore at Ithra, kick back and relax at Half Moon Beach, and stroll around Prince Saud Bin Naif Park.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Al Khobar holiday planner.

Tampa, USA to Al Khobar is an approximately 23-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Al Khobar is 8 hours. Traveling from Tampa in May, expect Al Khobar to be a bit warmer, temps between 104°F and 78°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 8 — 12:

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, explore the historical opulence of Ibrahim Palace, slough off your stress at Menz Room Salon and Spa, and take in the awesome beauty at Al Qarah Mountain.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Al Hofuf online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Al Khobar to Al Hofuf takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 108°F in May, and nighttime lows around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

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: see the interesting displays at National Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Kingdom Centre Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Riyadh Zoo, and admire the verdant scenery at Wadi Hanifa.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Riyadh trip maker site.

Traveling by train from Al Hofuf to Riyadh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Al Hofuf in May, you will find days in Riyadh are a bit cooler (102°F), and nights are about the same (83°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 21:

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, stroll the grounds of Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, browse the different shops at Al Noor Mall, and make a trip to The Seven Mosques.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Medina vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Medina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daytime highs in Medina are 102°F, while nighttime lows are 80°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

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.
Step out of Jeddah with an excursion to Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City--about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium, and steep yourself in history at Al-Balad.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jeddah trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Jeddah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Medina in May: highs in Jeddah hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 25 — 31:

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.
Mecca is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabal al-Nour, and relax and rejuvenate at Fairmont SPA.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mecca trip planner.

Getting from Jeddah to Mecca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Jeddah, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mecca, ranging from highs of 108°F to lows of 84°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Taif.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:

Taif

— 2 nights
Unofficially the country's summer capital, the city of Taif lies amid a richly fertile agricultural area and boasts a history reaching back to at least the 6th century CE. At 1,700 m (5,577 mi) above sea level, Taif enjoys a pleasant, dry climate, and its many green spaces ensure a family-friendly atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): walk around Al-Anoud Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Shafa Mountains, then walk around Al Rudaf Park, and finally stroll around Al Faisaliah garden. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Shubra Palace, then buy something for everyone on your list at Jouri Mall, and then get in on the family fun at Green Mountain Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Taif trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Mecca to Taif in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Mecca in June, with highs in Taif at 97°F and lows at 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Taif

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:

Al Jubail

— 2 nights
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): browse the different shops at Al - huwailat shopping center, kick back and relax at Al Fanateer Beach, and then explore the wide array of goods at Galleria Mall.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Al Jubail tour builder website.

You can fly from Taif to Al Jubail in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taif in June: high temperatures in Al Jubail hover around 109°F and lows are around 82°F. You'll set off for home on the 8th (Tue).

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 8:

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.