46 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

46 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Riyadh
— 10 nights
Fly
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Taif
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mecca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jeddah
— 8 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 6 nights
Drive
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AlUla
— 2 nights
Fly
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Al Jubail
— 2 nights
Drive
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Al Khobar
— 5 nights
Drive
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Al Hofuf
— 4 nights
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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: steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, walk around Salam Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Riyadh online trip planner.

Brisbane, Australia to Riyadh is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brisbane to Riyadh is minus 7 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in September; daily highs in Riyadh reach 45°C and lows reach 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Taif.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 25:

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: stroll around Al Rudaf Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Jouri Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Shafa Mountains, and explore the striking landscape at Al Wahbah crater.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Taif trip builder app.

You can fly from Riyadh to Taif in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Riyadh in September, expect Taif to be little chillier, temps between 41°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Taif

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaaba, buy something for everyone on your list at Makkah Mall, take in the awesome beauty at Jabal al-Nour, and make a trip to Jabal-e-Rehmat.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mecca online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Taif to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Taif in September: high temperatures in Mecca hover around 51°C and lows are around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 2:

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: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, browse the different shops at Mall of Arabia, get in on the family fun at Al-Shallal Theme Park, and don't miss a visit to Nassif House Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jeddah trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in October, expect nights in Jeddah to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are little chillier, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 10:

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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and buy something for everyone on your list at Rashed Mall.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Medina trip builder website.

Fly from Jeddah to Medina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to AlUla.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 16:

AlUla

— 2 nights
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 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of AlUla Museum and then don't miss a visit to Old Town of AlUla. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) and then delve into the distant past at Madain Saleh.AL-ULA.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our AlUla online route planner.

Drive from Medina to AlUla in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Al Jubail.

Things to do in AlUla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Al Jubail

— 2 nights
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
On the 19th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Jubail Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Al Nakheel Beach, and then browse the different shops at Al - huwailat shopping center. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Fanateer Mall, then kick back and relax at Al Fanateer Beach, and then explore the wide array of goods at Galleria Mall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Al Jubail road trip site.

Traveling by flight from AlUla to Al Jubail takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Al Jubail when traveling from AlUla in October, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 20:

Al Khobar

— 5 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 Tarout Castle (in Al Qatif) and Dammam (Othaim Mall, Marjan Island, &more). There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, buy something for everyone on your list at Al-Rashid Mall, admire the landmark architecture of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, and look for gifts at Desert Designs.

To find out how to plan a trip to Al Khobar, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Al Jubail to Al Khobar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 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.
Spend the 29th (Fri) exploring nature at Al-Ahsa Oasis,. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Al Qarah Mountain, make a trip to Qaisariah Souq, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joatha Mosque, and soothe aching muscles at Menz Room Salon and Spa.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Al Hofuf road trip planning app.

Getting from Al Khobar to Al Hofuf by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:

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.