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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum and King Abdulaziz Historical Center. Head to Kingdom Centre Tower and Al Nakheel Mallfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Masmak Citadel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Salam Park, meet the residents at Riyadh Zoo, and browse the different shops at Granada Center.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Riyadh trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Riyadh is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Arabia Standard Time is minus 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (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 ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get some fabulous bargains at Kadi Mall and then browse the different shops at Alrashid Mall.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Jazan trip builder site .

You can fly from Riyadh to Jazan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in March; daily highs in Jazan reach 39°C and lows reach 29°C. On the 21st (Thu), you'll travel to Mecca.

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.
Head to Makkah Mall and Makka auctionfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Kaaba and Mount Arafat. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bilal Masjid, and make a trip to Jabal-e-Rehmat.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Mecca driving holiday planning website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Jazan to Mecca in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. March in Mecca sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
Balad and Al Tayebat International City are good opportunities to explore the local culture. For shopping fun, head to Red Sea Mall or Gabel Street Souq. The adventure continues: admire the local landmark of King's Fountain, don't miss a visit to Globe Roundabout, take in the spiritual surroundings of Floating Mosque, and buy something for everyone on your list at Mall of Arabia.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Jeddah trip builder site .

You can drive from Mecca to Jeddah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mecca in March: highs in Jeddah hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (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 31st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Historical Hamdan House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Al Bassam Heritage House, then look for gifts at Al Basim, and finally browse the different shops at Al Nakheel Mall.

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Traveling by flight from Jeddah to Unaizah takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in March, Unaizah is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough 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. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): stroll through Prince Saud Bin Naif Park, then browse the different shops at Marina Mall, then take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, and finally stop by Mall Of Dhahran. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your game on at GP Karting, step off the mainland to explore Marjan Island, and then stroll through Half-moon beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dhahran attractions planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Unaizah to Dhahran takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daily temperatures in Dhahran can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): browse the different shops at Al - huwailat shopping center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Al Nakheel Beach. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the different shops at Fanateer Mall, then browse the range of quality goods at Galleria Mall, and then kick back and relax at Al Fanateer Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Al Jubail tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Dhahran to Al Jubail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Al Jubail sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid al-Qiblatain, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Quba Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex, don't miss a visit to The Seven Mosques, then don't miss a visit to Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Medina online trip planner .

Getting from Al Jubail to Medina by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In April in Medina, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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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