25 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

25 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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25 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Riyadh
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Jazan
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Mecca
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Jeddah
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Unaizah
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
6
Dhahran
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Al Jubail
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
8
Medina
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Sydney

4
nights
Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Do your shopping at Kingdom Centre Tower and Granada Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum and King Abdulaziz Historical Center. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Masmak Citadel, stroll through King Abdullah Park, browse the different shops at Riyadh Gallery Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Princess Latifa Bint Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Riyadh itinerary planner .

Sydney, Australia to Riyadh is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Riyadh, you'll gain 7 hours due to the time zone difference. March in Riyadh sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jazan.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah
Highlights from your plan
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress
Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower

2
nights
Jazan

Jazan ©
On the 27th (Wed), revel in the low prices at Kadi Mall and then browse the different shops at Alrashid Mall.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Jazan trip itinerary builder .

Fly from Riyadh to Jazan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Riyadh in March, with highs in Jazan at 39°C and lows at 29°C. On the 28th (Thu), you're off toMecca.

Things to do in Jazan

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Al Rashid Mall ©
Al Rashid Mall

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Makkah Mall or Makka auction. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kaaba and Masjid Taneem. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, make a trip to Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim, and contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Mecca online travel planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Jazan to Mecca in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Mecca, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Balad and Floating Mosque. Do your shopping at Red Sea Mall and haifaa Mall. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of King's Fountain, hunt for treasures at Gabel Street Souq, don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Arabia.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Jeddah tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Mecca to Jeddah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in April, expect nights in Jeddah to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 39°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Unaizah.

Things to do in Jeddah

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

1
night
Unaizah

Unaizah ©
Unaizah or officially The Governorate of Unaizah is a Saudi Arabian city in the Al Qassim Province. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Historical Hamdan House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Al Bassam Heritage House, then stop by Al Basim, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Al Nakheel Mall.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Unaizah trip planner .

You can fly from Jeddah to Unaizah in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in April, Unaizah is a bit cooler at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dhahran.

Things to do in Unaizah

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Buraidah
Highlights from your plan
Al Basim ©
Al Basim
Al Bassam Heritage House ©
Al Bassam Heritage House
Al Nakheel Mall ©
Al Nakheel Mall

2
nights
Dhahran

Dhahran ©
Dhahran is a city located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. On the 8th (Mon), stroll through Prince Saud Bin Naif Park, then buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mall, then take in the waterfront at Corniche, and finally stop by Mall Of Dhahran. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at GP Karting, head off the coast to Marjan Island, and then stroll through Half-moon beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dhahran route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Unaizah to Dhahran in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Dhahran

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Dammam, Al Khobar
Highlights from your plan
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Mall Of Dhahran ©
Mall Of Dhahran
Marjan Island ©
Marjan Island

2
nights
Al Jubail

Al Jubail ©
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
On the 10th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Al - huwailat shopping center and then kick back and relax at Al Nakheel Beach. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Fanateer Mall, browse the range of quality goods at Galleria Mall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Al Fanateer Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Al Jubail travel tool .

Traveling by car from Dhahran to Al Jubail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in April, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Al Jubail

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

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid al-Qiblatain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Quba Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, and finally steep yourself in history at Jannatul Baqi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex, then make a trip to The Seven Mosques, then make a trip to Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Medina travel route tool .

Getting from Al Jubail to Medina by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medina

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

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