17 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

17 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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17 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
1
Riyadh
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Jeddah
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Taif
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
4
Jazan
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 15​min
5
Abha
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

6
nights
Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum and Al Masmak Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Masmak Fortress and Al Rajhi Grand Mosque. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Wadi Hanifah, trek along Wadi Hanifa, get to know the resident critters at Riyadh Zoo, and head outdoors with Edge of The World.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Riyadh. In August, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 39°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque ©
Al Rajhi Grand Mosque

5
nights
Jeddah

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Visiting Silver Sands Beach and Jeddah Water Front Park will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Al-Balad and Kaaba. Change things up with these side-trips from Jeddah: Mecca (Station of Ibrahim, Mount Arafat, & more). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, observe the fascinating underwater world at Fakieh Aquarium, and make a trip to World's Tallest Unsupported Flagpole.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jeddah route builder site .

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Jeddah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Riyadh in August, with highs in Jeddah at 44°C and lows at 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Taif.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mecca, Elephant Rock
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim

3
nights
Taif

Taif ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sharif Museum and Shubra Palace. Get outdoors at Shafa Mountains and Saiysad National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Al Wahbah crater, stroll around Al-Anoud Park, browse the different shops at Jouri Mall, and get in on the family fun at Green Mountain Park.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Taif trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Taif takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Taif when traveling from Jeddah in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Jazan.

Things to do in Taif

Parks Nature Museums
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Shafa Mountains ©
Shafa Mountains
Al Wahbah crater ©
Al Wahbah crater
Sharif Museum ©
Sharif Museum

1
night
Jazan

Jazan ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): look for gifts at Kadi Mall and then buy something for everyone on your list at Alrashid Mall.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jazan road trip planning website .

Getting from Taif to Jazan by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Taif in September, expect Jazan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 45°C and 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Abha.

Things to do in Jazan

Shopping
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Al Rashid Mall ©
Al Rashid Mall

1
night
Abha

Abha ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Asir National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Abha Dam Lake, and then don't miss a visit to Cable Car.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Abha vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Jazan to Abha takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jazan in September, plan for slightly colder days in Abha, with highs around 34°C, while nights are colder with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Abha

Parks Nature
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Abha Dam Lake ©
Abha Dam Lake

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