19 days in Turkey & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

19 days in Turkey & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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19 days in Turkey & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Bolu, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kastamonu, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Amasya, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Ordu, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Trabzon, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Rize, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Uzungol, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
10
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 1 day
11
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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day
Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia

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 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Al Nakheel Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Al Fanateer Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Al Jubail trip planner .

Riyadh to Al Jubail is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Riyadh in July, expect nights in Al Jubail to be about the same, around 35°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 53°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sultanahmet District and Dalia Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bosphorus Strait and Kisirkaya Beach. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the striking landscape of Bentler Tabiat Parki, take a peaceful walk through Selale Parkuru, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To plan Istanbul vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Al Jubail to Istanbul. When traveling from Al Jubail in July, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

2
nights
Bolu, Turkey

Bolu ©
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): make a trip to Seben Kaya Evleri and then look for all kinds of wild species at Golcuk Tabiat Parki. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Bolu Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Bolu Golcuk Tabiat Parki.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Bolu trip planner .

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bolu takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Kastamonu.

Things to do in Bolu

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Bolu Golcuk Tabiat Parki ©
Bolu Golcuk Tabiat Parki
Golcuk Tabiat Parki ©
Golcuk Tabiat Parki
Seben Kaya Evleri ©
Seben Kaya Evleri

1
night
Kastamonu, Turkey

Kastamonu ©
Kastamonu is the capital district of the Kastamonu Province, Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hz. Pir Seyh Saban-i Veli Kulliyesi and then admire the sheer force of Ilica Selalesi.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kastamonu itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bolu to Kastamonu takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Amasya.

Things to do in Kastamonu

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Ilica Selalesi ©
Ilica Selalesi

1
night
Amasya, Turkey

Amasya ©
Amasya is a city in northern Turkey and is the capital of Amasya Province, in the Black Sea Region. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan II. Beyazit Mosque & Theological College, see the interesting displays at Amaasya Museum of Archeology, then explore the activities along Boraboy Golu Tabiat Parki, and finally explore the historical opulence of Amasya Kalesi.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amasya route planner.

Traveling by car from Kastamonu to Amasya takes 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Amasya can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ordu.

Things to do in Amasya

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Amaasya Museum of Archeology ©
Amaasya Museum of Archeology
Amasya Kalesi ©
Amasya Kalesi

2
nights
Ordu, Turkey

Ordu ©
Ordu is a port city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, historically also known as Cotyora, and the capital of Ordu Province with a population of 205,396 in the city center. On the 25th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Ulugol Yaylasi and then admire the sheer force of Ohtamis Selalesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Boztepe, then appreciate the views at Pasakonagi Yaylasi, and then let little ones run wild at Millet Bahcesi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ordu vacation tool .

You can drive from Amasya to Ordu in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Ordu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Giresun
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Pasakonagi Yaylasi ©
Pasakonagi Yaylasi
Ohtamis Selalesi ©
Ohtamis Selalesi
Boztepe ©
Boztepe

2
nights
Trabzon, Turkey

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): appreciate the views at Hidirnebi Yaylasi and then explore the striking landscape of Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Ortahisar, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hacka Yaylasi, and then Head underground at Çal Mağarası.

To find out how to plan a trip to Trabzon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Ordu to Trabzon by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July in Trabzon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rize.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Hidirnebi Yaylasi
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Çal Mağarası ©
Çal Mağarası
Ortahisar ©
Ortahisar

2
nights
Rize, Turkey

Rize
Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Zilkale and then explore the striking landscape of Gito YaylasI. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kible Dagi Camii and then explore the striking landscape of Kackar Daglari Milli Parki.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rize trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Trabzon to Rize by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Rize are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Rize

Nature Parks Trails

Side Trip

Zilkale
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night
Uzungol, Turkey

Uzungol ©
Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Sarikaya Yaylasi and then identify plant and animal life at Sultan Murat Plateau.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Uzungol trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rize to Uzungol takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Uzungol

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sultan Murat Plateau
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Sultan Murat Plateau ©
Sultan Murat Plateau

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Elephant Rock and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jeddah Water Front Park.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Jeddah trip builder tool .

Explore your travel options from Uzungol to Jeddah with the Route module. In August, daily temperatures in Jeddah can reach 44°C, while at night they dip to 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks Beaches Nature

Side Trip

Elephant Rock
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Elephant Rock ©
Elephant Rock

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Medina day trip planning tool .

Fly from Jeddah to Medina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in August, you will find days in Medina are somewhat warmer (51°C), and nights are about the same (38°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Medina

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

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