18 days in Mecca, Taif & Al Madinah Province Itinerary

18 days in Mecca, Taif & Al Madinah Province Itinerary

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18 days in Mecca, Taif & Al Madinah Province Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Mumbai


Mecca ©
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mecca: Jeddah (World's Tallest Unsupported Flagpole, King Fahd's Fountain, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Kaaba, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Arafat, make a trip to Jabal al-Nour, and browse the different shops at Makkah Mall.

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

Mumbai, India to Mecca is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Mecca due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: high temperatures in Mecca hover around 48°C and lows are around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Taif.

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Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Kaaba ©
King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Al-Balad ©


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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): walk around Al Rudaf Park.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Taif travel planner.

You can drive from Mecca to Taif in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in October, expect Taif to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 20°C. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Medina.

Things to do in Taif

Parks Museums
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Shubra Palace ©
Shubra Palace


Medina ©
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.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, museums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, don't miss a visit to The Seven Mosques, steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Medina online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Taif to Medina takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Taif in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Medina: highs are around 43°C and lows about 28°C. On the 23rd (Wed), you're off toKhaybar.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Mount Uhud ©
Mount Uhud


Khaybar ©
Khaybar is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness the site of a historic battle at Khyber Fort Khaybar.

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You can drive from Medina to Khaybar in 2 hours. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sat).

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Historic Sites
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Khyber Fort Khaybar ©
Khyber Fort Khaybar