8 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

8 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, walk around King Abdullah Park, then steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, and finally view the masterpieces at Naila Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riyadh Zoo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Riyadh online trip planner.

Dammam to Riyadh is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Dammam in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Riyadh, with lows around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally examine the collection at Koran Museum. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, and then don't miss a visit to Masjid Al Ghamamah.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Medina tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Medina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Medina sees daily highs of 51°C and lows of 38°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, then ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium, and finally make a trip to Jeddah Flagpole. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque, and then wander the streets of Al-Balad.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jeddah trip planner.

You can fly from Medina to Jeddah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Medina in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Jeddah: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 35°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

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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.
On the 9th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Mount Arafat, admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaaba, and finally see the sky in a new way at Makkah Clock Tower Museum. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Taneem and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal al-Nour.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Mecca trip planner.

You can drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Jeddah, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mecca, ranging from highs of 50°C to lows of 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

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.