9 days in Mecca, Medina & Taif Itinerary

9 days in Mecca, Medina & Taif Itinerary

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Mecca
— 4 nights
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Medina
— 2 nights
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Taif
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Mecca — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mecca: Jeddah (Jeddah Flagpole, King Fahd's Fountain, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaaba, contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat, tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabal al-Nour, and admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mecca online driving holiday planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mecca is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Mecca due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubai in February; daily highs in Mecca reach 39°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can fly to Medina.
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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.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, don't miss a visit to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and see the interesting displays at Koran Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Medina trip planner.

You can fly from Mecca to Medina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mecca in February: high temperatures in Medina hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Taif.
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Taif — 2 nights

Unofficially the country's summer capital, the city of Taif lies amid a richly fertile agricultural area and boasts a history reaching back to at least the 6th century CE. At 1,700 m (5,577 mi) above sea level, Taif enjoys a pleasant, dry climate, and its many green spaces ensure a family-friendly atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): browse the different shops at Jouri Mall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shafa Mountains, and then stroll around Al Rudaf Park.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Taif day trip planning site.

Fly from Medina to Taif in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Medina in February, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Taif. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.
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