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Medina— 1 night
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 23rd (Mon): make a trip to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex, take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, contemplate the long history of Jannatul Baqi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, and finally make a trip to The Seven Mosques.
To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Medina vacation planner .
If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport. In September, daily temperatures in Medina can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Medina
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