47 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

47 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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47 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Surabaya
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Medina
— 6 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Jeddah
— 9 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Mecca
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Taif
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Al Hofuf
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Al Khobar
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
7
Riyadh
— 10 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Surabaya

6
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, don't miss a visit to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and see the interesting displays at Koran Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Medina trip itinerary builder website .

Surabaya, Indonesia to Medina is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Surabaya to Medina, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Surabaya in August: high temperatures in Medina hover around 51°C and lows are around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

9
nights
Jeddah

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Step out of Jeddah with an excursion to Kaec in Rabigh--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, don't miss a visit to Biet Nassif, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Floating Mosque, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Fakieh Aquarium.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Jeddah trip app .

Fly from Medina to Jeddah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Medina in August, plan for little chillier 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 30th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Take a break from Mecca with a short trip to Bayuda Desert in Al Kamil, about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Kaaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bilal Masjid, don't miss a visit to Jabal al-Nour, and admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Mecca trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Jeddah to Mecca by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jeddah in August: highs in Mecca hover around 50°C, while lows dip to 36°C. You will leave for Taif on the 5th (Thu).

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Shopping Nature

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Taif

Taif ©
Unofficially the country's summer capital, the city of Taif lies amid a richly fertile agricultural area and boasts a history reaching back to at least the 6th century CE.
Taif is known for nature, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Al Rudaf Park, explore the striking landscape at Al Wahbah crater, take an in-depth tour of Shubra Palace, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shafa Mountains.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Taif trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mecca to Taif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mecca in September, with highs in Taif at 41°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Taif

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Shafa Mountains ©
Shafa Mountains
Al Wahbah crater ©
Al Wahbah crater
Sharif Museum ©
Sharif Museum

5
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.
Al Hofuf is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Al Qarah Mountain, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Ahsa Mall, get engrossed in the history at Hafouf National Museum, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uqair Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Al Hofuf route maker .

Traveling by flight from Taif to Al Hofuf takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Taif in September, expect Al Hofuf to be a bit warmer, temps between 51°C and 30°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll travel to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

5
nights
Al Khobar

Al Khobar ©
Once a sleepy fishing port on the Persian Gulf Coast, Al Khobar now thrives as a metropolitan city and bustling economic center.
Explore Al Khobar's surroundings by going to Tarout Castle (in Tarout), Dammam (Marjan Island & Scuba & Snorkeling) and Al Fanateer Beach (in Al Jubail). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, don't miss a visit to King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, stroll around Golden Belt Walk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shaikh Mohammad bin Ibrahim Masjid.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Al Khobar online trip builder .

Drive from Al Hofuf to Al Khobar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. September in Al Khobar sees daily highs of 49°C and lows of 32°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

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

10
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, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Wadi Hanifah, stroll around Al Bujairi Heritage Park, and get to know the resident critters at Riyadh Zoo.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Riyadh day trip planning app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Al Khobar to Riyadh in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Al Khobar in September, you will find days in Riyadh are a bit cooler (45°C), and nights are about the same (34°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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

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