5 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

5 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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5 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
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Riyadh
— 1 day
2
Medina
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
3
Mecca
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Jeddah
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Riyadh

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Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 13th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, buy something for everyone on your list at Kingdom Centre Tower, then examine the collection at National Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Riyadh trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Riyadh. In August in Riyadh, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 39°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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National Museum ©
National Museum
Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Medina trip planner .

Getting from Riyadh to Medina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 51°C in August, and nighttime lows around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Jabal al-Nour, then admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then admire the striking features of Kaaba.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Mecca route planner .

Getting from Medina to Mecca by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In August in Mecca, expect temperatures between 50°C during the day and 36°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

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

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Jeddah

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 16th (Fri): take a stroll through Al-Balad, then make a trip to World's Tallest Unsupported Flagpole, then ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Fakieh Aquarium. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Floating Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Bicycle Square (Midan Addarajah).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Jeddah itinerary maker app .

Getting from Mecca to Jeddah by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Mecca in August, plan for little chillier days in Jeddah, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad
Red Sea Mall ©
Red Sea Mall

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