22 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

22 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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22 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  5​h
1
Medina
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
2
Mecca
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Jeddah
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Al Hofuf
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Dammam
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Al Jubail
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Riyadh
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Cairo

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Al Noor Mall and Rashed Mall. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Masjid Quba and Masjid Al Qiblatayn. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al- Areesh (جامع العريش), explore the engaging exhibits at Dar Al Madinah Museum, and contemplate the long history of Jannatul Baqi.

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Cairo, Egypt to Medina is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Medina is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairo in August: high temperatures in Medina hover around 51°C and lows are around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

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.
Get some historical perspective at Kaaba and Masjid Taneem. Station of Ibrahim and Mount Arafat are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Mecca, make a side trip to see Shafa Mountains in Taif, approximately 1h 05 min away. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, browse the different shops at Makkah Mall, and make a trip to Jabal-e-Rehmat.

Before you visit Mecca, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Medina to Mecca in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. August in Mecca sees daily highs of 50°C and lows of 36°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Shafa Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Mount Arafat ©
Mount Arafat

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.
Al-Balad and Darat Safeya Bizagr are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Floating Mosque and Hassan Enany Mosque. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in breathtaking views at Elephant Rock, and admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jeddah holiday site .

Traveling by bus from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Mecca 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Elephant Rock
Highlights from your plan
King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad
Red Sea Mall ©
Red Sea Mall

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.
On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Ibrahim Palace, enjoy the sand and surf at Uqair Beach, and then explore the activities along The Yellow Lake. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Hafouf National Museum, admire the natural beauty at King Abdullah Environmental Park, then take in the awesome beauty at Al Qarah Mountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Jawatha Mosque.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Al Hofuf driving holiday planner .

Getting from Jeddah to Al Hofuf by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Jeddah in August, expect nights in Al Hofuf to be about the same, around 34°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 54°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Dammam.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Yellow Lake
Highlights from your plan
Al Qarah Mountain ©
Al Qarah Mountain
Uqair Beach ©
Uqair Beach
King Abdullah Environmental Park ©
King Abdullah Environmental Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): browse the different shops at Al-Rashid Mall and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Half Moon Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for gifts at Mall Of Dhahran.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Dammam travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Al Hofuf to Dammam takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Dammam can reach 51°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Dammam

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Al Khobar, Mall Of Dhahran
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Mall Of Dhahran ©
Mall Of Dhahran
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Al Jubail

Al Jubail ©
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Al Nakheel Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Al Fanateer Beach, and then explore the wide array of goods at Galleria Mall.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Al Jubail online route builder .

You can drive from Dammam to Al Jubail in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Al Jubail can reach 52°C, while at night they dip to 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Galleria Mall ©
Galleria Mall

4
nights
Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Get outdoors at Wadi Hanifah and Wadi Hanifa. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum and King Abdulaziz Historical Center. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Kingdom Centre Tower, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Nakheel Mall, get your game on at Firstaiment, and steep yourself in history at Al Masmak Fortress.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Al Jubail to Riyadh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Al Jubail in August, Riyadh is a bit warmer at night with lows of 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

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

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