9 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

9 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Riyadh
— 1 day
Train
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Al Hofuf
— 1 night
Fly
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Mecca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jeddah
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Abha
— 1 night
Fly

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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 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, then get a taste of the local shopping with Kingdom Centre Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Riyadh trip itinerary planning tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Riyadh. In August in Riyadh, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 39°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Riyadh

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Al Hofuf

Set in an expansive oasis with over 2 million palm trees, Al Hofuf ranks among the world's leading date producers.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): browse the different shops at Al Ahsa Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jawatha Mosque, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Al Qarah Mountain, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at King Abdullah Environmental Park.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Al Hofuf sightseeing tool.

Traveling by train from Riyadh to Al Hofuf takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in August: highs in Al Hofuf hover around 54°C, while lows dip to 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim and then steep yourself in history at Kaaba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat, then admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then take in the awesome beauty at Jabal al-Nour.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mecca trip maker site.

You can fly from Al Hofuf to Mecca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. While traveling from Al Hofuf, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Mecca, ranging from highs of 50°C to lows of 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

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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 23rd (Sun), make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Al-Balad, then make a trip to Jeddah Flagpole, then admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Fakieh Aquarium.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jeddah tour itinerary planning site.

Getting from Mecca to Jeddah by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. While traveling from Mecca, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jeddah, ranging from highs of 44°C to lows of 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 24:

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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 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. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally examine the collection at Koran Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Medina travel app.

Fly from Jeddah to Medina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Jeddah, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Medina, ranging from highs of 51°C to lows of 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Abha.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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Abha

Poised in the mountains in southwest Saudi Arabia, Abha provides respite and escape to domestic tourists as well as travelers from other Gulf countries and beyond.
On the 27th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Green Mountains.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Abha road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Abha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Medina in August; daily highs in Abha reach 36°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Abha

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 27:
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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.