10 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

10 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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Jeddah
— 1 night
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Mecca
— 2 nights
Fly
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Abha
— 2 nights
Fly
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Riyadh
— 2 nights
Fly
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Medina
— 2 nights
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Jeddah

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): meet the residents at Fakieh Aquarium, admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, then make a trip to Jeddah Flagpole, and finally take a stroll through Al-Balad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, then browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Jeddah. In August, plan for daily highs up to 44°C, and evening lows to 35°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim and then take in the awesome beauty at Jabal al-Nour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, then admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then see the sky in a new way at Makkah Clock Tower Museum.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mecca driving holiday planner.

Drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in August, expect nights in Mecca to be about the same, around 36°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 50°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Abha.

Things to do in Mecca

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Abha

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): walk around High City, then explore the activities along Abha Dam Lake, and then make a trip to Cable Car. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Asir National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Abha trip planner.

Fly from Mecca to Abha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in August, expect Abha to be colder, temps between 36°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Riyadh.

Things to do in Abha

Parks · Nature
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Riyadh

— 2 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 7th (Sat), steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, see the interesting displays at National Museum, and then stroll around King Abdullah Park. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, then take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, and then admire the landmark architecture of Kingdom Centre Tower.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Riyadh trip planning app.

Fly from Abha to Riyadh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Abha in August, things will get much warmer in Riyadh: highs are around 49°C and lows about 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Medina trip itinerary website.

Getting from Riyadh to Medina by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Medina can reach 51°C, while at night they dip to 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Saudi Arabia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
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.