10 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

10 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia travel planner

Make it your trip
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Mecca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jeddah
— 2 nights
Fly
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Riyadh
— 3 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 2 nights
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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.
Mecca is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Kaaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal al-Nour, and see the sky in a new way at Makkah Clock Tower Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mecca online itinerary planner.

Jeddah to Mecca is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jeddah in May: highs in Mecca hover around 49°C, while lows dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 5 — 7:

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, then don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Nassif House Museum, wander the streets of Al-Balad, then ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally meet the residents at Fakieh Aquarium.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Jeddah online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Mecca in May: highs in Jeddah hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Riyadh.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 7 — 9:

Riyadh

— 3 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Al Masmak Palace Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Riyadh route planner.

Traveling by flight from Jeddah to Riyadh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Riyadh sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 33°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

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 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Jannatul Baqi, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Ghamamah.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Medina day trip planning website.

Getting from Riyadh to Medina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Medina can reach 45°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:

Saudi Arabia travel guide

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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.