6 days in Riyadh & Cook Islands Itinerary

6 days in Riyadh & Cook Islands Itinerary

Make it your trip
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly to Rarotonga International Airport, Drive to Muri
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Muri, Cook Islands
— 1 night
Drive to Rarotonga International Airport, Fly to Aitutaki
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands
— 1 night
Fly

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — 1 night

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Al Masmak Palace Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, and finally browse the different shops at Kingdom Centre Tower.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Riyadh trip maker website.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Riyadh are 49°C, while nighttime lows are 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Muri.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Muri, Cook Islands — 1 night

Raratonga's lagoon measures widest and deepest around Muri, attracting large numbers of tourists to swim, snorkel, dive, and boat in the turquoise water filled with tropical sea life.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Titikaveka Beach, then sample the tasty concoctions at Matutu Brewery, then stroll through Muri Lagoon, and finally get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Muri trip itinerary planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Riyadh to Muri. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Cook Islands Standard Time (CKT) is minus 13 hours. In August, Muri is colder than Riyadh - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Aitutaki.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
Side Trips
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Aitutaki, Cook Islands — 1 night

Aitutaki's triangular barrier reef surrounds a turquoise lagoon of crystal clear water.
On the 25th (Thu), stop by T & S Artworx, step off the mainland to explore One Foot Island, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Aitutaki online tour itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Muri to Aitutaki. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.
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Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature
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Cook Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Concerts & Shows · Scuba & Snorkeling
Scattered across a 2,200,000 sq km (849,425 sq mi) zone in the vast Pacific Ocean, roughly halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii, the Cook Islands are about as remote a holiday destination as you will find. With their pristine white-sand beaches, tranquil azure lagoons, lush tropical jungles, and teeming coral reefs, the 15 islands seem plucked from a picture postcard of paradise. Relaxation comes first and foremost, for locals as much as tourists, and you will find the laid-back lifestyle of the Cook Islanders as infectious as their warm smiles. As tempting (and fulfilling) as it might be to spend all day swinging lazily in a hammock strung between shady palm trees, plenty of adventures await exploring the idyllic scenery overland, on the waves, and undersea.
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