8 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

8 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia travel route planner

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

— 1 night
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at National Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: meet the residents at Riyadh Zoo, stroll around King Abdullah Park, and then steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress.

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Muscat, Oman to Riyadh is an approximately 6-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Riyadh, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Muscat in January; daily highs in Riyadh reach 22°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jan 22 — 23:

Medina

— 2 nights

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): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud and then steep yourself in history at Jannatul Baqi. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba.

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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. While traveling from Riyadh, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Medina, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to fly to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

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

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.
On the 26th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Nassif House Museum, and then take a stroll through Al-Balad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, then don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, then ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally make a trip to Jeddah Flagpole.

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You can fly from Medina to Jeddah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Medina in January, things will get a bit warmer in Jeddah: highs are around 33°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Mecca

— 2 nights

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.
On the 28th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim, then admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, and then admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Jabal al-Nour.

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Drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in January, you will find days in Mecca are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Mecca

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 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.