7 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

7 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Riyadh
— 1 day
Fly
2
Medina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeddah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mecca
— 2 nights
Fly

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Riyadh

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Riyadh online route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Riyadh. Expect a daytime high around 49°C in August, and nighttime lows around 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

2
nights
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.
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally examine the collection at Koran Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Ghamamah.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Medina road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Riyadh to Medina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Medina, expect temperatures between 51°C during the day and 38°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:

2
nights
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.
On the 26th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, then admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, then meet the residents at Fakieh Aquarium, and finally make a trip to Jeddah Flagpole. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque, and then steep yourself in history at Al-Balad.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeddah day trip planner.

Fly from Medina to Jeddah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Medina in August: highs in Jeddah hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 27:

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Mount Arafat, then admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, then admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, and finally see the sky in a new way at Makkah Clock Tower Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Taneem and then take in the awesome beauty at Jabal al-Nour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Mecca driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Jeddah in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Mecca, with highs around 50°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 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.