16 days in Middle East Itinerary

16 days in Middle East Itinerary

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Mecca
— 8 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 4 nights
Fly
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Tabouk
— 1 night
Drive
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Sakaka
— 2 nights
Drive to Al-Jawf Domestic Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Mecca

— 8 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Jeddah Water Front Park and Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock). Station of Ibrahim and Khadija Baghlaf Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Mecca side-trips: Taif (Al-Anoud Park & Jouri Mall) and Jeddah (Al Salam Mall, Al-Balad, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bilal Masjid, buy something for everyone on your list at Makkah Mall, admire the striking features of Kaaba, and contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mecca trip planning tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Mecca is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for much hotter 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 9th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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Medina

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Masjid Al Ghamamah and Al Noor Mall. Museum-lovers will get to explore Koran Museum and Dar Al Madinah Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, browse the different shops at Rashed Mall, contemplate the long history of Abu Bakar Masjed, and take a stroll through Masjid Jummah.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Medina trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Mecca to Medina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Tabouk.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Childrens Museums
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Tabouk

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Tabuk Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Tabouk day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Tabouk takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medina in June, expect Tabouk to be a bit cooler, temps between 44°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Sakaka.

Things to do in Tabouk

Museums
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Sakaka

— 2 nights
On the 15th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Za'abal Castle and then explore the ancient world of Dumat Al-Jundal.

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Drive from Tabouk to Sakaka in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sakaka

Historic Sites

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