28 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

28 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia trip itinerary builder

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Riyadh
— 5 nights
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Al Hofuf
— 3 nights
Drive
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Al Khobar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Al Jubail
— 1 night
Fly
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Medina
— 4 nights
Train
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Mecca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jeddah
— 5 nights
Fly
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AlUla
— 1 night
Fly

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Riyadh

— 5 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, enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, stroll around Salam Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque.

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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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 4 — 9:

Al Hofuf

— 3 nights
Set in an expansive oasis with over 2 million palm trees, Al Hofuf ranks among the world's leading date producers.
Al Hofuf is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Qaisariah Souq, admire the natural beauty at King Abdullah Environmental Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Joatha Mosque, and browse the different shops at Al Ahsa Mall.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Al Hofuf travel planner.

Traveling by train from Riyadh to Al Hofuf takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Riyadh, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Al Hofuf, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 9 — 12:

Al Khobar

— 4 nights
Once a sleepy fishing port on the Persian Gulf Coast, Al Khobar now thrives as a metropolitan city and bustling economic center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Al Khobar: Dammam (Marjan Island, Othaim Mall, &more) and Tarout Castle (in Al Qatif). The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, look for gifts at Desert Designs, enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, and engage your brain at Scitech.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Al Khobar trip maker site.

You can drive from Al Hofuf to Al Khobar in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 47°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 12 — 16:

Al Jubail

— 1 night
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): kick back and relax at Al Nakheel Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Al Fanateer Beach, and then browse the range of quality goods at Galleria Mall.

To find out how to plan a trip to Al Jubail, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Al Khobar to Al Jubail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 47°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Medina.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Parks · Beaches · Shopping · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 16 — 17:
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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.
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, contemplate the long history of Jannatul Baqi, examine the collection at Koran Museum, and browse the different shops at Al Noor Mall.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Medina online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Al Jubail to Medina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Medina sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:

Mecca

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mecca: Taif (Shafa Mountains, Al Rudaf Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Kaaba, relax and rejuvenate at Fairmont SPA, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bilal Masjid, and see the sky in a new way at Makkah Clock Tower Museum.

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Getting from Medina to Mecca by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Medina in May, expect nights in Mecca to be about the same, around 34°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 49°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 25:

Jeddah

— 5 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque, and admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Jeddah online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in May, you will find days in Jeddah are slightly colder (42°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to AlUla.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay May 25 — 30:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) and then explore the ancient world of Madain Saleh.AL-ULA.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the AlUla itinerary builder.

Fly from Jeddah to AlUla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daily temperatures in AlUla can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in AlUla

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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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.