15 days in Middle East Itinerary

15 days in Middle East Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia trip planner

Make it your trip
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Mecca
— 6 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 5 nights
Fly
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Tabouk
— 1 night
Bus
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Sakaka
— 2 nights
Drive to Al-Jawf Domestic Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Mecca

— 6 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.
Head to Red Sea Mall and Al Salam Mallfor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Station of Ibrahim and Mount Arafat. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mecca: Taif (Al-Anoud Park & Jouri Mall), Jeddah (Jeddah Water Front Park & Hassan Enany Mosque) and Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) (in AlUla). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bilal Masjid, admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, and buy something for everyone on your list at Makkah Mall.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Mecca attractions tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Mecca is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Mecca due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Mecca at 52°C and lows at 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

Medina

— 5 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Masjid Al Ghamamah and Koran Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Al Masjid an Nabawi and Masjid Jummah. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, and make a trip to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Medina visit planning website.

Fly from Mecca to Medina in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Medina are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Tabouk.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 12:

Tabouk

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Tabuk Castle.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Tabouk trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Medina to Tabouk by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Medina in June: high temperatures in Tabouk hover around 44°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a bus to Sakaka.

Things to do in Tabouk

Museums
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Sakaka

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Za'abal Castle and then explore the ancient world of Dumat Al-Jundal.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sakaka trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Tabouk to Sakaka takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sakaka

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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