20 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

20 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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20 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
1
Riyadh
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Dammam
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
3
Al Hofuf
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Jeddah
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Mecca
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Medina
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

4
nights
Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum, buy something for everyone on your list at Kingdom Centre Tower, get to know the resident critters at Riyadh Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rajhi Grand Mosque.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Riyadh. In August, daily temperatures in Riyadh can reach 49°C, while at night they dip to 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Dammam.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

3
nights
Dammam

Dammam ©
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.
Step out of Dammam with an excursion to Half Moon Beach in Al Khobar--about 42 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, explore the ancient world of Tarout Castle, look for gifts at Mall Of Dhahran, and browse the different shops at Othaim Mall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dammam tour itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Riyadh to Dammam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Dammam when traveling from Riyadh in August, with lows around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can take a train to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Dammam

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Al Khobar, Dhahran, Tarout Castle
Highlights from your plan
Mall Of Dhahran ©
Mall Of Dhahran
Corniche ©
Corniche
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach

2
nights
Al Hofuf

Al Hofuf ©
Set in an expansive oasis with over 2 million palm trees, Al Hofuf ranks among the world's leading date producers.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the activities along The Yellow Lake, steep yourself in history at Jawatha Mosque, then take in the awesome beauty at Al Qarah Mountain, and finally don't miss a visit to Qaisariah Souq. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Ibrahim Palace, then get a new perspective on nature at Hafouf National Museum, then walk around King Abdullah Environmental Park, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Al Ahsa Mall.

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

Getting from Dammam to Al Hofuf by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August in Al Hofuf, expect temperatures between 54°C during the day and 34°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

The Yellow Lake
Highlights from your plan
Al Qarah Mountain ©
Al Qarah Mountain
Qaisariah Souq ©
Qaisariah Souq
Jawatha Mosque
Jawatha Mosque

4
nights
Jeddah

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Jeddah is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, beaches, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Floating Mosque, don't miss a visit to World's Tallest Unsupported Flagpole, and browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Jeddah trip planner .

Fly from Al Hofuf to Jeddah in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Al Hofuf in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Jeddah: temperatures range from 44°C by day to 35°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Outdoors Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad
Red Sea Mall ©
Red Sea Mall

3
nights
Mecca

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mecca: Taif (Al Rudaf Park & Shafa Mountains). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Kaaba, admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, don't miss a visit to Jabal al-Nour, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Taneem.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mecca trip planner .

You can drive from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. While traveling from Jeddah, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mecca, ranging from highs of 50°C to lows of 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Taif
Highlights from your plan
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers
Jabal al-Nour ©
Jabal al-Nour

3
nights
Medina

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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum, and explore the engaging exhibits at Dar Al Madinah Museum.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Medina road trip planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mecca to Medina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Medina are 51°C, while nighttime lows are 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

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