53 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

53 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Riyadh
— 16 nights
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Al Hofuf
— 3 nights
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Al Khobar
— 5 nights
Drive
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Al Jubail
— 3 nights
Fly
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AlUla
— 3 nights
Fly
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Mecca
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jeddah
— 11 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 6 nights
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Riyadh

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kids will enjoy Masmak Fortress and Al Faisaliyah Centre. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Riyadh Zoo, admire the striking features of Kingdom Centre Tower, stroll around King Abdullah Park, and take some stellar pictures from Edge of The World.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Riyadh tour planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Riyadh. In December in Riyadh, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 26:

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Al Hofuf

Set in an expansive oasis with over 2 million palm trees, Al Hofuf ranks among the world's leading date producers.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Al Qarah Mountain and King Abdullah Environmental Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Qaisariah Souq, step into the grandiose world of Ibrahim Palace, explore the activities along The Yellow Lake, and browse the different shops at Al Ahsa Mall.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Al Hofuf sightseeing planner.

You can take a train from Riyadh to Al Hofuf in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Riyadh in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Al Hofuf: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:

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Al Khobar

Once a sleepy fishing port on the Persian Gulf Coast, Al Khobar now thrives as a metropolitan city and bustling economic center.
Attractions like Corniche and Half Moon Beach make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Al Khobar: Dammam (Scuba & Snorkeling, Othaim Mall, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Al-Rashid Mall, stroll around Prince Saud Bin Naif Park, take an in-depth tour of Taybeen Museum, and get curious at Scitech.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Al Khobar travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Al Hofuf to Al Khobar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:

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Al Jubail

Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
Family-friendly places like Al Fanateer Beach and Jubail Mall will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: explore the wide array of goods at Galleria Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Al Nakheel Beach, and browse the different shops at Fanateer Mall.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Al Jubail trip planner.

You can drive from Al Khobar to Al Jubail in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In January in Al Jubail, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to AlUla.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:

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AlUla

Historically based on a strategic location along the incense route, Al Ula has one of the largest archeological sites in Saudi Arabia.
AlUla is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Madain Saleh.AL-ULA, get engrossed in the history at AlUla Museum, explore the striking landscape at Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock), and make a trip to Old Town of AlUla.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the AlUla road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Al Jubail to AlUla takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in AlUla sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Mecca.

Things to do in AlUla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

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Mecca

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.
Bring the kids along to Kaaba and Jabal al-Nour. Explore Mecca's surroundings by going to Taif (Shafa Mountains, Al Rudaf Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, browse the different shops at Al Hijaz Mall, make a trip to Jabal-e-Rehmat, and look and learn at Makkah Clock Tower Museum.

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You can fly from AlUla to Mecca in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from AlUla in January, expect Mecca to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 9 — 14:

11
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Jeddah

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Jeddah Corniche and Fakieh Aquarium. Change things up with a short trip to Royal Greens Golf & Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Al-Balad, kick back and relax at Jeddah Water Front Park, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Jeddah trip website.

Getting from Mecca to Jeddah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mecca in January: highs in Jeddah hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 14 — 25:

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Medina

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.
Attractions like Al Masjid an Nabawi and Masjid Al Qiblatayn make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, don't miss a visit to The Seven Mosques, explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and contemplate the long history of Abu Bakar Masjed.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Medina trip planner.

You can fly from Jeddah to Medina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in January, with highs in Medina at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 31:

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.