12 days in Saudi Arabia & Jordan Itinerary

12 days in Saudi Arabia & Jordan Itinerary

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12 days in Saudi Arabia & Jordan Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h
2
Amman, Jordan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
6
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Pune, India


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1
night
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 25th (Wed), get your game on at Firstaiment and then steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Kingdom Centre Tower, enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Riyadh road trip planner.

Pune, India to Riyadh is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Pune to Riyadh. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Museum ©
National Museum
Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

2
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Citadel, then don't miss a visit to Rainbow Street, and then delve into the distant past at Jerash Ruins. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Madaba Mosaic Map, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Nebo, then see the interesting displays at Royal Automobile Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Amphitheater.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amman trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Riyadh to Amman takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Amman. In March, Amman is little chillier than Riyadh - with highs of 22°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Madaba, Jerash Ruins
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Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
The Citadel ©
The Citadel
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

1
night
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
On the 29th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then gain insight at Petra Kitchen, and then contemplate the long history of Petra.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Petra - Wadi Musa day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites
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Petra ©
Petra
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Petra Kitchen ©
Petra Kitchen

1
night
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum ©
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Wadi Rum day trip planner.

Drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature Parks
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Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area

2
nights
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.
On the 31st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Ghamamah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Abu Bakar Masjed, then steep yourself in history at Jannatul Baqi, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and finally don't miss a visit to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Medina online day trip planner .

Getting from Wadi Rum to Medina by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Wadi Rum to Medina is 1 hour. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Mount Uhud ©
Mount Uhud

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaaba, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Jabal al-Nour, admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mecca online trip builder .

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 April, expect Mecca to be a bit warmer, temps between 45°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Jabal al-Nour ©
Jabal al-Nour

2
nights
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
On the 4th (Sat), observe the fascinating underwater world at Fakieh Aquarium, then ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, then wander the streets of Al-Balad, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hassan Enany Mosque.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Jeddah route planning app .

Traveling by bus from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mecca in April: highs in Jeddah hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 28°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad
King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Jeddah Corniche ©
Jeddah Corniche

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