43 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

43 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Medina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jeddah
— 8 nights
Drive
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Mecca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taif
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Al Bahah
— 2 nights
Fly
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Al Jubail
— 2 nights
Drive
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Al Khobar
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Al Hofuf
— 4 nights
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Riyadh
— 10 nights

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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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, make a trip to Masjid Al Ghamamah, explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and get engrossed in the history at Koran Museum.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Medina driving holiday planner.

Riyadh to Medina is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Medina sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 35°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

Jeddah

— 8 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, observe the fascinating underwater world at Fakieh Aquarium, buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jeddah route maker tool.

Getting from Medina to Jeddah by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In June, Jeddah is little chillier than Medina - with highs of 43°C and lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 4:

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Kaaba, browse the different shops at Makkah Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim, and make a trip to Jabal-e-Rehmat.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mecca attractions tool.

You can drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Jeddah in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Mecca, with highs around 51°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Taif.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Taif

— 3 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.
Taif is known for nature, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: walk around Al Rudaf Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Jouri Mall, get in on the family fun at Green Mountain Park, and stop by Taif's Heart Mall.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Taif day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Taif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mecca in July: high temperatures in Taif hover around 42°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Al Bahah.

Things to do in Taif

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 11:

Al Bahah

— 2 nights
Al Bahah is a city in the south west of Saudi Arabia. On the 12th (Mon), take a stroll through Dhee Ayn. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Prince Hussam Park and then walk around Raghadan Forest Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Al Bahah road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Taif to Al Bahah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can fly to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Al Bahah

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 13:

Al Jubail

— 2 nights
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
On the 14th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Jubail Mall and then enjoy the sand and surf at Al Nakheel Beach. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Fanateer Mall, kick back and relax at Al Fanateer Beach, and then browse the range of quality goods at Galleria Mall.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Al Jubail travel route planner.

Fly from Al Bahah to Al Jubail in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Al Jubail can reach 53°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dammam (Othaim Mall, Scuba & Snorkeling, &more). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, walk around Prince Saud Bin Naif Park, get curious at Scitech, and explore the engaging exhibits at Ithra.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Khobar holiday site.

Drive from Al Jubail to Al Khobar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In July in Al Khobar, expect temperatures between 53°C during the day and 35°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

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, step into the grandiose world of Ibrahim Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at The Yellow Lake, and enjoy the sand and surf at Uqair Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Al Hofuf trip itinerary site.

Getting from Al Khobar to Al Hofuf by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 55°C in July, and nighttime lows around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 19 — 23:

Riyadh

— 10 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: admire the striking features of Kingdom Centre Tower, stroll around King Abdullah Park, steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, and browse the different shops at Al Nakheel Mall.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Riyadh trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Al Hofuf to Riyadh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Al Hofuf in July, expect nights in Riyadh to be about the same, around 38°C, while days are slightly colder, around 49°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — Aug 2:

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.