5 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

5 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Riyadh
— 1 day
Fly
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Medina
— 1 night
Fly
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Mecca
— 1 night
Drive
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Jeddah
— 1 night
Fly
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AlUla
— 1 night
Fly

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Riyadh

— 1 day
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): buy something for everyone on your list at Kingdom Centre Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, then see the interesting displays at National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Riyadh journey planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 102°F in May, and nighttime lows around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Medina

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, then stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Medina takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Medina sees daily highs of 102°F and lows of 80°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Mecca

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim, contemplate the long history of Kaaba, then admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and finally contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mecca road trip planning tool.

Fly from Medina to Mecca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Medina in May, expect nights in Mecca to be about the same, around 84°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 108°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Jeddah

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): take a stroll through Al-Balad, admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque, and finally make a trip to Jeddah Corniche.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jeddah road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in May, expect nights in Jeddah to be about the same, around 80°F, while days are little chillier, around 97°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to AlUla.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay May 21 — 22:

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 23rd (Sun), don't miss a visit to Old Town of AlUla.

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Fly from Jeddah to AlUla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in AlUla sees daily highs of 100°F and lows of 84°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the flight back home.
Find places to stay May 22 — 23:
Highlights from your trip

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.