15 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

15 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia trip itinerary planner

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Riyadh
— 4 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 3 nights
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Mecca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Jeddah
— 3 nights
Fly
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AlUla
— 1 night
Fly

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Riyadh

— 4 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, steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Riyadh trip itinerary builder app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Riyadh. In May, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 9:

Medina

— 3 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum, and stroll the grounds of Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Medina day trip planning site.

You can fly from Riyadh to Medina in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Medina, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Mecca

— 3 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 landmark architecture of Kaaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem, contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat, and get curious at Makkah Clock Tower Museum.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mecca trip itinerary maker site.

Fly from Medina to Mecca in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Medina in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mecca: temperatures range from 49°C by day to 34°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay May 12 — 15:

Jeddah

— 3 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.
Jeddah is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, don't miss a visit to Globe Roundabout, take a stroll through Al-Balad, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jeddah holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in May, expect nights in Jeddah to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are little chillier, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to AlUla.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

AlUla

— 1 night
Historically based on a strategic location along the incense route, Al Ula has one of the largest archeological sites in Saudi Arabia.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) and then steep yourself in history at Madain Saleh.AL-ULA.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the AlUla attractions planner.

You can fly from Jeddah to AlUla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in AlUla sees daily highs of 44°C and lows of 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in AlUla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 18 — 19:
Highlights from your trip

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.