39 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

39 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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39 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Grande Prairie
Fly:  28​h
1
Riyadh
— 7 nights
2
Medina
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yanbu
— 1 night
4
Jeddah
— 7 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Mecca
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Taif
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Al Hofuf
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Al Khobar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Al Jubail
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Grande Prairie

7
nights
Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Al Faisaliyah Centre, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, and browse the different shops at Kingdom Centre Tower.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Riyadh trip itinerary planner .

Grande Prairie, Canada to Riyadh is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Arabia Standard Time (AST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Grande Prairie in January, expect Riyadh to be much hotter, temps between 22°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Riyadh Zoo ©
Riyadh Zoo
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

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, museums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, steep yourself in history at Abu Bakar Masjed, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Medina trip planner .

You can fly from Riyadh to Medina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Riyadh in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Medina: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yanbu.

Things to do in Medina

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

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 8th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Yanbu Al-Bahr Beach, then stroll around Al Fairouz Park, and then walk around Yanbu Lakes.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yanbu attractions website .

Getting from Medina to Yanbu by car takes about 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Yanbu can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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.
Jeddah is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, historic sites, beaches, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium, buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, and don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Jeddah journey planner .

You can fly from Yanbu to Jeddah in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Jeddah when traveling from Yanbu in February, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping Parks Outdoors
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King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad
Red Sea Mall ©
Red Sea Mall

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.
Mecca is known for historic sites, shopping, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Kaaba, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem, don't miss a visit to Jabal-e-Rehmat, and browse the different shops at Makkah Mall.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Mecca driving holiday planner.

Take a bus from Jeddah to Mecca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Jeddah in February: highs in Mecca hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Taif.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites Shopping
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers
Jabal al-Nour ©
Jabal al-Nour

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.
Taif is known for nature, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Al Rudaf Park, meet the residents at Taif Zoo, explore the striking landscape of Saiysad National Park, and browse the different shops at Jouri Mall.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Taif road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Mecca to Taif takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mecca in February, with highs in Taif at 30°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Taif

Parks Nature Theme Parks
Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:
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Al Wahbah crater ©
Al Wahbah crater
Sharif Museum ©
Sharif Museum
Shafa Mountains ©
Shafa Mountains

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.
Al Hofuf is known for nature, historic sites, shopping, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Al Qarah Mountain, stroll through Uqair Beach, steep yourself in history at Jawatha Mosque, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at King Abdullah Environmental Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Al Hofuf sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Taif to Al Hofuf in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. February in Al Hofuf sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

The Yellow Lake
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 25:
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Al Qarah Mountain ©
Al Qarah Mountain
Qaisariah Souq ©
Qaisariah Souq
King Abdullah Environmental Park ©
King Abdullah Environmental Park

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.
Explore Al Khobar's surroundings by going to Dammam (Marjan Island & GP Karting). Next up on the itinerary: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, browse the different shops at Al-Rashid Mall, stroll around Golden Belt Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Al Khobar online driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Al Hofuf to Al Khobar in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Al Khobar are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Shopping Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Dammam, Dhahran
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 28:
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Mall Of Dhahran ©
Mall Of Dhahran
Corniche ©
Corniche
Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach

3
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 29th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Fanateer Mall, kick back and relax at Al Fanateer Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Mall. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Al Nakheel Beach and then browse the different shops at Al - huwailat shopping center.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Al Jubail trip planning app .

Getting from Al Khobar to Al Jubail by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Al Jubail are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for home on the 2nd (Mon).

Things to do in Al Jubail

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

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