20 days in Saudi Arabia & Hoek van Holland Itinerary

20 days in Saudi Arabia & Hoek van Holland Itinerary

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
— 1 day
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
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Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
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Drive to King Abdulaziz International Airport, Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Hoek van Holland
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Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to King Fahd International Airport

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia

— 1 day
Plan a holiday to Dammam for breathtaking views of pristine scenery in a city that bursts with picture-perfect parks boasting patches of lush lawn and vibrant floral displays.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): walk around Golden Belt Walk, then take in the waterfront at Corniche, then buy something for everyone on your list at Al-Rashid Mall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Dammam trip planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiports are King Fahd International Airport and King Abdulaziz Air Base. January in Dammam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Dammam

Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

— 3 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, examine the collection at National Museum, appreciate the history behind World Sights Park, and stroll around Salam Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Riyadh road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Dammam to Riyadh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Dammam, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Riyadh, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Medina, Saudi Arabia

— 4 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.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, make a trip to The Seven Mosques, stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, and see the interesting displays at The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Medina trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Medina takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Riyadh, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Medina, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Jeddah Flagpole, admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, then get to know the fascinating history of Hassan Enany Mosque, and finally steep yourself in history at Al-Balad. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Gallery One, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque, browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, then browse the exhibits of Hafez Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Jaffali Mosque.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Jeddah journey builder website.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Jeddah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Medina in January; daily highs in Jeddah reach 33°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Mecca, Saudi Arabia

— 4 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.
Mecca is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaaba, engage your brain at Makkah Clock Tower Museum, don't miss a visit to Jabal-e-Rehmat, and browse the different shops at Makkah Mall.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Mecca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in January, expect nights in Mecca to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Hoek van Holland.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Hoek van Holland, The Netherlands

— 6 nights
The Hook of Holland is a town in the southwestern corner of Holland (hence the name; hoek means "corner"), at the mouth of the New Waterway shipping canal into the North Sea. Explore Hoek van Holland's surroundings by going to Watersnoodmuseum (in Ouwerkerk), Zierikzee (Zuidhavenpoort Zierikzee & Sint-Lievensmonstertoren) and Wijnhoeve de kleine Schorre (in Dreischor). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Landtong Rozenburg, get great views at Molen Aeolus, examine the collection at Streekmuseum Jan Anderson, and look for gifts at Schiedam Windmills.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hoek van Holland travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Mecca to Hoek van Holland with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mecca to Hoek van Holland. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mecca in January; daily highs in Hoek van Holland reach 7°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hoek van Holland

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.