7 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

7 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia attractions planner

Make it your trip
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Riyadh
— 1 day
Fly
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Medina
— 2 nights
Fly
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Jeddah
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mecca
— 2 nights
Fly

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Riyadh

— 1 day
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, see the interesting displays at National Museum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, and finally admire the striking features of Kingdom Centre Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Riyadh trip itinerary builder site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Riyadh. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in May, and nighttime lows around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 19 — 20:

Medina

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and finally examine the collection at Koran Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Ghamamah.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Medina route maker site.

You can fly from Riyadh to Medina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in May, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay May 19 — 21:

Jeddah

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, and then make a trip to Jeddah Corniche. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Nassif House Museum, then take a stroll through Al-Balad, then admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jeddah day trip app.

You can fly from Medina to Jeddah in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Medina in May, expect nights in Jeddah to be about the same, around 31°C, while days are slightly colder, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 21 — 23:

Mecca

— 2 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.
On the 24th (Mon), admire the striking features of Kaaba, admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, then engage your brain at Makkah Clock Tower Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Mount Arafat. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Taneem and then stroll through Jabal al-Nour.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mecca trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah 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 fly back home.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay May 23 — 25:

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.