5 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

5 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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5 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Riyadh
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 15 min
2
Medina
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  3 h 45 min
3
Mecca
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Jeddah
— 1 night
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Chennai

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Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Riyadh Zoo. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, then contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Riyadh journey planner.

Chennai, India to Riyadh is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Riyadh is minus 2 hours. In April, Riyadh is slightly colder than Chennai - with highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Riyadh Zoo ©
Riyadh Zoo
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

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Medina

Medina ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Koran Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Medina trip maker website.

Fly from Riyadh to Medina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Medina can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Museums
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

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Mecca

Mecca ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem, steep yourself in history at Kaaba, and then admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mecca trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Medina to Mecca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Medina in April, with highs in Mecca at 45°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers

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Jeddah

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
On the 24th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Al-Balad.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jeddah trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mecca in April: highs in Jeddah hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad

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