60 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

60 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia tour planner

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Sakaka
— 1 night
Fly
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Medina
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yanbu
— 4 nights
Fly
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Jeddah
— 9 nights
Drive
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Mecca
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taif
— 4 nights
Fly
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Abha
— 4 nights
Drive
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Al Bahah
— 3 nights
Fly
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Al Jubail
— 4 nights
Drive
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Al Khobar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Al Hofuf
— 4 nights
Fly to Riyadh, Train to Ushaiqer
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Ushaiqer
— 3 nights
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Riyadh
— 11 nights

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Sakaka

— 1 night
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Qasr Marid, explore the ancient world of Dumat Al-Jundal, then explore the historical opulence of Za'abal Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Al-Rajajil.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sakaka trip itinerary planning app.

Riyadh to Sakaka is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, Sakaka is a bit cooler than Riyadh - with highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can fly to Medina.

Things to do in Sakaka

Historic Sites

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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.
Koran Museum and Masjid Quba are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery and Masjid Jummah. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, browse the different shops at Al Noor Mall, and explore the engaging exhibits at Dar Al Madinah Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Medina trip planner.

Getting from Sakaka to Medina by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sakaka in October; daily highs in Medina reach 43°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Yanbu.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Shopping
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Yanbu

— 4 nights
Particularly known for its large expatriate community--resident here because of the oil and petrochemical industry--the port city of Yanbu has a pronounced international feel.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yanbu Al-Bahr Beach and Yanbu Lakes. There's more to do: walk around Al Fairouz Park.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yanbu trip maker site.

Getting from Medina to Yanbu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will leave for Jeddah on the 10th (Thu).

Things to do in Yanbu

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Jeddah

— 9 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hassan Enany Mosque and Al-Balad. Explore hidden gems such as Jeddah Water Front Park and Al Tayebat International City. Explore Jeddah's surroundings by going to Kaec (in Rabigh), Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) (in AlUla) and Royal Greens Golf & Country Club (in King Abdullah Economic City). There's much more to do: stroll through Silver Sands Beach, don't miss a visit to Athr Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Salam Mall, and admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeddah trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Yanbu to Jeddah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in October, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Station of Ibrahim and Bilal Masjid. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mount Arafat and Bayuda Desert. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaaba, browse the different shops at Makkah Mall, admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and make a trip to Jabal al-Nour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mecca trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in October, you will find days in Mecca are somewhat warmer (48°C), and nights are about the same (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Taif.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Taif

— 4 nights
Unofficially the country's summer capital, the city of Taif lies amid a richly fertile agricultural area and boasts a history reaching back to at least the 6th century CE. At 1,700 m (5,577 mi) above sea level, Taif enjoys a pleasant, dry climate, and its many green spaces ensure a family-friendly atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Al Wahbah crater and Saiysad National Park. Sharif Museum and Shubra Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Shafa Mountains, find something for the whole family at Green Mountain Park, get to know the resident critters at Taif Zoo, and buy something for everyone on your list at Jouri Mall.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Taif trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Taif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in October, things will get little chillier in Taif: highs are around 36°C and lows about 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Abha.

Things to do in Taif

Parks · Nature · Museums · Theme Parks
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Abha

— 4 nights
Poised in the mountains in southwest Saudi Arabia, Abha provides respite and escape to domestic tourists as well as travelers from other Gulf countries and beyond.
Step off the beaten path and head to Asir National Park and Cable Car. There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Abha Dam Lake.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Abha online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Taif to Abha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Abha is a bit cooler than Taif - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. You'll set off for Al Bahah on the 31st (Thu).

Things to do in Abha

Nature · Parks
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Al Bahah

— 3 nights
Al Bahah is a city in the south west of Saudi Arabia. Explore hidden gems such as Dhee Ayn and Raghadan Forest Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Al Bahah trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Abha to Al Bahah in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll set off for Al Jubail on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Al Bahah

Neighborhoods · Nature · Parks
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Al Jubail

— 4 nights
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
Get in touch with nature at Al Nakheel Beach and Al Fanateer Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Al - huwailat shopping center and Galleria Mall. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Fanateer Mall.

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

Traveling by flight from Al Bahah to Al Jubail takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Al Jubail are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 7th (Thu), you'll travel to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture. Get a sense of the local culture at Tarout Castle and Shaikh Mohammad bin Ibrahim Masjid. Venture out of the city with trips to Dammam (Marjan Island & Othaim Mall). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, get your game on at GP Karting, buy something for everyone on your list at Al-Rashid Mall, and engage your brain at Scitech.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Al Khobar trip website.

You can drive from Al Jubail to Al Khobar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. November in Al Khobar sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Al Hofuf

— 4 nights
Set in an expansive oasis with over 2 million palm trees, Al Hofuf ranks among the world's leading date producers.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ibrahim Palace and Hafouf National Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Al Qarah Mountain and King Abdullah Environmental Park. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Uqair Beach, don't miss a visit to Qaisariah Souq, contemplate the waterfront views at The Yellow Lake, and browse the different shops at Al Ahsa Mall.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Al Hofuf trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Al Khobar to Al Hofuf by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Al Hofuf, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will leave for Ushaiqer on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Ushaiqer

— 3 nights
Ushaiqer is known for historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ushaiqer Heritage Village.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Ushaiqer journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Al Hofuf to Ushaiqer takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll set off for Riyadh on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Ushaiqer

Historic Sites
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Riyadh

— 11 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
King Khalid Grand Mosque and King Abdulaziz Historical Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Red Sand Dunes and Heet Cave. Go for a jaunt from Riyadh to Al Kharj to see Ayun AlSeih (Means Eyes of Al-Seeh) about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imam Turki Bin Abdullah Grand Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Panorama Mall, wander the streets of Tahlia Street, and contemplate the long history of Al-Turaif District.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Riyadh vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Ushaiqer to Riyadh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Riyadh are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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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.