6 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

6 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia visit planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Mecca
— 1 night
Drive
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Jeddah
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 1 night
Fly
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Riyadh
— 1 night

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat, then admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaaba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Jabal al-Nour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Mecca journey builder.

Riyadh to Mecca is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in January: highs in Mecca hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Jeddah

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, then make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, then admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Jeddah Flagpole. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Nassif House Museum, then visit Al-Balad, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jeddah online travel route builder.

Getting from Mecca to Jeddah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Mecca in January, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Jeddah: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Medina day trip planner.

Fly from Jeddah to Medina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Jeddah in January: high temperatures in Medina hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Riyadh.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 24:

Riyadh

— 1 night
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 25th (Tue), see the interesting displays at National Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Al Faisaliyah Centre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Riyadh trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Medina to Riyadh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Medina in January, expect nights in Riyadh to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 24 — 25:

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.