37 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

37 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia holiday maker

Make it your trip
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AlUla
— 1 night
Fly
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Mecca
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Jeddah
— 7 nights
Fly
4
Medina
— 6 nights
Fly
5
Al Khobar
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Al Hofuf
— 4 nights
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Riyadh
— 9 nights

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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) and then delve into the distant past at Madain Saleh.AL-ULA. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Old Town of AlUla and then take an in-depth tour of AlUla Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our AlUla road trip app.

Riyadh to AlUla is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Mecca.

Things to do in AlUla

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Mecca side-trips: Taif (Shafa Mountains & Al Rudaf Park). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, don't miss a visit to Jabal-e-Rehmat, see the sky in a new way at Makkah Clock Tower Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Taneem.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mecca driving holiday site.

You can fly from AlUla to Mecca in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from AlUla in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Mecca, with highs around 48°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 8:

Jeddah

— 7 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, take a stroll through Al-Balad, browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, and don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Jeddah vacation app.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mecca in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jeddah: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 15:

Medina

— 6 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, contemplate the long history of Jannatul Baqi, stroll the grounds of Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and make a trip to The Seven Mosques.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Medina trip planner.

You can fly from Jeddah to Medina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Medina are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to fly to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 21:

Al Khobar

— 4 nights
Once a sleepy fishing port on the Persian Gulf Coast, Al Khobar now thrives as a metropolitan city and bustling economic center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Al Khobar: Dammam (Scuba & Snorkeling, Othaim Mall, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront at Corniche, get curious at Scitech, stop by Desert Designs, and browse the different shops at Al-Rashid Mall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Al Khobar tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Medina to Al Khobar in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Al Khobar are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

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 awesome beauty at Al Qarah Mountain, browse the different shops at Al Ahsa Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joatha Mosque, and kick back and relax at Uqair Beach.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Al Hofuf driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Al Khobar to Al Hofuf in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Al Hofuf, expect temperatures between 44°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:

Riyadh

— 9 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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Nakheel Mall, and enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Riyadh driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Al Hofuf to Riyadh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Al Hofuf in October, you will find days in Riyadh are slightly colder (41°C), and nights are a bit warmer (31°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 7:

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.