39 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

39 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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39 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Medina
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Yanbu
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Al Ula
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Jeddah
— 8 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Mecca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Taif
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
7
Al Jubail
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Al Khobar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Al Hofuf
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 15​min
10
Riyadh
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Seven Mosques and Dar Al Madinah Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, see the interesting displays at Koran Museum, contemplate the long history of Abu Bakar Masjed, and don't miss a visit to Masjid Al Ghamamah.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Medina journey builder site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Medina is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Medina, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yanbu.

Things to do in Medina

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

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 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Yanbu Al-Bahr Beach, then walk around Al Fairouz Park, and then stroll around Yanbu Lakes.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yanbu driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Medina to Yanbu in 2.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Yanbu are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Al Ula.

Things to do in Yanbu

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

1
night
Al Ula

Al Ula ©
Historically based on a strategic location along the incense route, Al Ula has one of the largest archeological sites in Saudi Arabia.
On the 28th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madain Salih) and then don't miss a visit to Al Deerah, Heritage Village, Al-Ula.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Al Ula route builder tool .

You can fly from Yanbu to Al Ula in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yanbu in April since evenings lows in Al Ula dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Al Ula

Historic Sites
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Al Deerah, Heritage Village, Al-Ula ©

8
nights
Jeddah

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jeddah Water Front Park and Khadija Baghlaf Mosque. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, get your game on at Bounce Jeddah, and buy something for everyone on your list at Al Salam Mall.

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Fly from Al Ula to Jeddah in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in April, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping Parks Fun & Games
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King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Biet Nassif ©
Biet Nassif
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 Jabal-e-Rehmat. There's still lots 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 make a trip to Jabal al-Nour.

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Traveling by car from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in May, expect nights in Mecca to be about the same, around 34°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 49°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Taif.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Shopping
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Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Al Wahbah crater and Al Rudaf Park. Spend the 12th (Tue) exploring nature at Saiysad National Park. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Shafa Mountains, walk around Al-Anoud Park, browse the different shops at Jouri Mall, and get engrossed in the history at Sharif Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Taif day trip site .

Traveling by car from Mecca to Taif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, Taif is a bit cooler than Mecca - with highs of 39°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Taif

Parks Nature Museums
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Al Wahbah crater ©
Al Wahbah crater
Shafa Mountains ©
Shafa Mountains
Jouri Mall ©
Jouri Mall

2
nights
Al Jubail

Al Jubail ©
Industrialized Al Jubail offers access to a protected natural area and set of islands in the Arabian Gulf.
On the 14th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Al - huwailat shopping center and then kick back and relax at Al Nakheel Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Fanateer Mall, explore the wide array of goods at Galleria Mall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Al Fanateer Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Jubail day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Taif to Al Jubail takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May, Al Jubail is a bit warmer than Taif - with highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Jubail

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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture and Marjan Island. When in Al Khobar, make a side trip to see GP Karting in Dammam, approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Desert Designs, engage your brain at Scitech, buy something for everyone on your list at Othaim Mall, and walk around Prince Saud Bin Naif Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Al Khobar route planning app .

You can drive from Al Jubail to Al Khobar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. May in Al Khobar sees daily highs of 47°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dammam, Dhahran
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Desert Designs ©
Desert Designs
Corniche ©
Corniche

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Al Qarah Mountain and Qaisariah Souq. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Jawatha Mosque, contemplate the waterfront views at The Yellow Lake, get engrossed in the history at Hafouf National Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Ibrahim Palace.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Al Hofuf online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Al Khobar to Al Hofuf by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

8
nights
Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Edge of The World and King Abdulaziz Field Equestrian. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of King Khalid Grand Mosque, buy something for everyone on your list at Panorama Mall, see the interesting displays at King Abdulaziz Historical Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Riyadh travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Al Hofuf to Riyadh takes 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 May: highs in Riyadh hover around 45°C, while lows dip to 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping Fun & Games Outdoors
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Panorama Mall ©
Panorama Mall
Edge of The World ©
Edge of The World
King Khalid Grand Mosque ©
King Khalid Grand Mosque

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