22 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

22 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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22 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Jeddah
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Mecca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Taif
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Yanbu
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Medina
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
6
Al Jubail
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Al Khobar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Al Hofuf
— 1 night
train:  3​h 15​min
9
Riyadh
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Manchester

4
nights
Jeddah

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hassan Enany Mosque and Scuba & Snorkeling. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Jeddah Water Front Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khadija Baghlaf Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Salam Mall, and wander the streets of Balad.

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Manchester, UK to Jeddah is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Arabia Standard Time (AST) is 3 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Manchester in January; daily highs in Jeddah reach 33°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trip

Elephant Rock
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King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Elephant Rock ©
Elephant Rock
Khadija Baghlaf Mosque ©
Khadija Baghlaf Mosque

3
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mount Arafat and Bilal Masjid. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim, browse the different shops at Makkah Mall, and don't miss a visit to Jabal al-Nour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mecca road trip website .

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Jeddah in January, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mecca: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Taif.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Shopping
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Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Mount Arafat ©
Mount Arafat

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Shubra Palace and then take in the dramatic natural features at Al Wahbah crater.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Taif visit planner.

Drive from Mecca to Taif in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in January, things will get little chillier in Taif: highs are around 27°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yanbu.

Things to do in Taif

Nature Parks Museums
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Al Wahbah crater ©
Al Wahbah crater
Shubra Palace ©
Shubra Palace

1
night
Yanbu

Yanbu ©
Particularly known for its large expatriate community--resident here because of the oil and petrochemical industry--the port city of Yanbu has a pronounced international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Yanbu Al-Bahr Beach, then walk around Al Fairouz Park, and then walk around Yanbu Lakes.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yanbu tour itinerary app .

Fly from Taif to Yanbu in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Taif in January; daily highs in Yanbu reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Medina.

Things to do in Yanbu

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Yanbu Lakes ©
Yanbu Lakes
Al Fairouz Park ©
Al Fairouz Park

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Seven Mosques and Dar Al Madinah Museum. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, make a trip to Masjid Al Ghamamah, see the interesting displays at Koran Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Medina trip planner .

You can drive from Yanbu to Medina in 2.5 hours. While traveling from Yanbu, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Medina, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
The Seven Mosques ©
The Seven Mosques

1
night
Al Jubail

Al Jubail ©
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): browse the different shops at Fanateer Mall, then explore the wide array of goods at Galleria Mall, and then stroll through Al Fanateer Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Al Jubail trip planner .

Getting from Medina to Al Jubail by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Medina in January, with highs in Al Jubail at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Galleria Mall ©
Galleria Mall
Fanateer Mall ©
Fanateer Mall

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): browse the different shops at Al-Rashid Mall, admire the striking features of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, look for gifts at Desert Designs, then take in the waterfront at Corniche, and finally stroll around Prince Saud Bin Naif Park.

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You can drive from Al Jubail to Al Khobar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Al Khobar sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Dhahran
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Desert Designs ©
Desert Designs
King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture ©
Corniche ©
Corniche

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Jawatha Mosque, take in the awesome beauty at Al Qarah Mountain, then explore the striking landscape of King Abdullah Environmental Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Qaisariah Souq.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Al Hofuf driving holiday planning website .

You can drive from Al Khobar to Al Hofuf in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In January in Al Hofuf, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Al Qarah Mountain ©
Al Qarah Mountain
Qaisariah Souq ©
Qaisariah Souq
King Abdullah Environmental Park ©
King Abdullah Environmental Park

5
nights
Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Edge of The World and King Abdulaziz Field Equestrian. There's lots more to do: get outside with Red Sand Dunes, examine the collection at King Abdulaziz Historical Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Princess Latifa Bint Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Mosque, and wander the streets of Tahlia Street.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Riyadh holiday planning tool .

You can take a train from Al Hofuf to Riyadh in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Al Hofuf in January: highs in Riyadh hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 31st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Outdoors Shopping Fun & Games
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Edge of The World ©
Edge of The World
Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes
King Khalid Grand Mosque ©
King Khalid Grand Mosque

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