8 days in Karachi, Medina & Mecca Itinerary

8 days in Karachi, Medina & Mecca Itinerary

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8 days in Karachi, Medina & Mecca Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
1
Karachi, Pakistan
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Karachi, Pakistan

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Karachi, Pakistan

Karachi ©
Sprawling, busy, and central to the nation's economy, Karachi stands as one of the biggest and most populous cities in the world.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at High Court Building, then buy something for everyone on your list at Dolmen Mall Clifton, and then get engrossed in the history at Mohatta Palace Museum. On your second day here, examine the collection at State Bank Museum, kick back and relax at Clifton Beach, then see the interesting displays at PAF Museum, and finally get your game on at VR Live Pak.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Karachi trip planner.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiport is Jinnah International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Karachi

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Mohatta Palace Museum ©
Mohatta Palace Museum
Dolmen Mall Clifton ©
Dolmen Mall Clifton
PAF Museum ©
PAF Museum

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Medina, Saudi Arabia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Koran Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Ghamamah.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Medina holiday planning app .

Traveling by flight from Karachi to Medina takes 5.5 hours. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time to Arabia Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. March in Medina sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Mount Uhud ©
Mount Uhud

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Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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 out of town with these interesting Mecca side-trips: Jeddah (Jeddah Corniche, King Fahd's Fountain, &more) and Al-Anoud Park (in Taif). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaaba, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jabal al-Nour, admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and steep yourself in history at Mount Arafat.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mecca trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Medina to Mecca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medina in March, expect Mecca to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 28°C. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mecca

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Side Trips

Jeddah, Al-Anoud Park
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad

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