37 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

37 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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37 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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

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 18th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Ibrahim Palace and then kick back and relax at Uqair Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Qaisariah Souq, then explore the activities along The Yellow Lake, then steep yourself in history at Jawatha Mosque, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Al Qarah Mountain.

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Riyadh to Al Hofuf is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and train. When traveling from Riyadh in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Al Hofuf, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Yellow Lake
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Al Qarah Mountain ©
Al Qarah Mountain
Uqair Beach ©
Uqair Beach
Qaisariah Souq ©
Qaisariah Souq

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Half-moon beach and Marjan Island. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Al Khobar: Dammam (Scuba & Snorkeling & GP Karting). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, stroll through Prince Saud Bin Naif Park, engage your brain at Scitech, and look for gifts at Mall Of Dhahran.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Al Khobar road trip website .

Traveling by car from Al Hofuf to Al Khobar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Dammam, Dhahran
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Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marjan Island ©
Marjan Island

2
nights
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 23rd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Al Nakheel Beach and then browse the different shops at Al - huwailat shopping center. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Al Fanateer Beach, browse the range of quality goods at Galleria Mall, and then browse the different shops at Fanateer Mall.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Al Jubail itinerary planner.

You can drive from Al Khobar to Al Jubail in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping Beaches Outdoors
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Galleria Mall ©
Galleria Mall
Fanateer Mall ©
Fanateer Mall

5
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, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, get engrossed in the history at Koran Museum, see the interesting displays at The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Masjid an-Nabawi.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Medina online trip planner .

Getting from Al Jubail to Medina by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Medina can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Yanbu.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Mount Uhud ©
Mount Uhud
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): stroll through Al Fairouz Park, stroll through Yanbu Lakes, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanbu Al-Bahr Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yanbu trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Medina to Yanbu in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Medina in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yanbu, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Yanbu

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

7
nights
Jeddah

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Elephant Rock. Get out of town with these interesting Jeddah side-trips: Mecca (Mount Arafat, Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light), & more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, ponder the design of King's Fountain, make a trip to World's Tallest Unsupported Flagpole, and wander the streets of Balad.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Jeddah holiday tool .

You can fly from Yanbu to Jeddah in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Yanbu in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Jeddah, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Taif.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mecca, Elephant Rock
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King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Scuba & Snorkeling
Elephant Rock ©
Elephant Rock

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Al Wahbah crater and Shafa Mountains. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Saiysad National Park. There's much more to do: stroll through Al Rudaf Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taif Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at Jouri Mall, and get engrossed in the history at Shubra Palace.

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You can drive from Jeddah to Taif in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Jeddah in January, with highs in Taif at 27°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Abha.

Things to do in Taif

Parks Nature Shopping
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Al Wahbah crater ©
Al Wahbah crater
Shafa Mountains ©
Shafa Mountains
Saiysad National Park ©
Saiysad National Park

2
nights
Abha

Abha ©
Poised in the mountains in southwest Saudi Arabia, Abha provides respite and escape to domestic tourists as well as travelers from other Gulf countries and beyond.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Cable Car and then explore the activities along Abha Dam Lake. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Asir National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Abha journey app .

You can fly from Taif to Abha in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Taif in January, you will find days in Abha are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sharorah.

Things to do in Abha

Parks Nature
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Abha Dam Lake ©
Abha Dam Lake

1
day
Sharorah

Sharorah
On the 13th (Sun), admire nature's extreme beauty at Empty Quarter.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sharorah holiday planning app .

Drive from Abha to Sharorah in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Abha in January: highs in Sharorah hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Sharorah

Parks Nature
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nights
Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Get outdoors at Riyadh Zoo and Edge of The World. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Dir'aiyah, enjoy breathtaking views from AlFaisaliah Mall, and trek along Wadi Hanifa.

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Explore your travel options from Sharorah to Riyadh with the Route module. Traveling from Sharorah in January, expect nights in Riyadh to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

At-Turaif District in ad-Dir'iyah
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Riyadh Zoo ©
Riyadh Zoo
Edge of The World ©
Edge of The World
Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes

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