17 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

17 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia trip itinerary planner

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Riyadh
— 4 nights
Train
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Al Hofuf
— 1 night
Drive
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Al Khobar
— 1 night
Fly
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Medina
— 3 nights
Train
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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: examine the collection at National Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, appreciate the views at Wadi Hanifa, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Riyadh Zoo.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Riyadh day trip site.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Riyadh. In June, daily temperatures in Riyadh can reach 48°C, while at night they dip to 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can take a train to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Al Hofuf

— 1 night
Set in an expansive oasis with over 2 million palm trees, Al Hofuf ranks among the world's leading date producers.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joatha Mosque, get a new perspective on nature at Hafouf National Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Ibrahim Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Qaisariah Souq.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Al Hofuf trip planner.

Getting from Riyadh to Al Hofuf by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in June: highs in Al Hofuf hover around 52°C, while lows dip to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 6:

Al Khobar

— 1 night
Once a sleepy fishing port on the Persian Gulf Coast, Al Khobar now thrives as a metropolitan city and bustling economic center.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, buy something for everyone on your list at Al-Rashid Mall, then take in the waterfront at Corniche, and finally stop by Desert Designs.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Al Khobar travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Al Hofuf to Al Khobar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Al Khobar can reach 51°C, while at night they dip to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Medina.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, explore the different monuments and memorials at Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Noor Mall, and contemplate the long history of Jannatul Baqi.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Medina online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Al Khobar to Medina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Medina can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

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: contemplate the long history of Kaaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim, admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and get curious at Makkah Clock Tower Museum.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mecca route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Mecca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Mecca can reach 52°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 13:

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, ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, make a trip to Globe Roundabout, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque.

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Drive from Mecca to Jeddah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mecca in June: high temperatures in Jeddah hover around 43°C and lows are around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to AlUla.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 16:

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.
On the 17th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) and then delve into the distant past at Madain Saleh.AL-ULA.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our AlUla trip tool.

You can fly from Jeddah to AlUla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, AlUla is somewhat warmer than Jeddah - with highs of 48°C and lows of 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in AlUla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:
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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.