11 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

11 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Drive
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Dammam
— 1 day
Fly
2
Mecca
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Jeddah
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Medina
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Riyadh
— 3 nights
Fly

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Dammam

— 1 day
Plan a holiday to Dammam for breathtaking views of pristine scenery in a city that bursts with picture-perfect parks boasting patches of lush lawn and vibrant floral displays.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): gain insight at King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, then buy something for everyone on your list at Al-Rashid Mall, then take in the waterfront at Corniche, and finally walk around Prince Saud Bin Naif Park.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Dammam route maker site.

Manama, Bahrain to Dammam is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Manama in March since evenings lows in Dammam dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Dammam

Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Mecca

— 2 nights

Mother of All Settlements

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Taneem, then admire the striking features of Kaaba, and then see the sky in a new way at Makkah Clock Tower Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Jabal al-Nour, then admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then steep yourself in history at Mount Arafat.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mecca travel planning app.

Fly from Dammam to Mecca in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, Mecca is a bit warmer than Dammam - with highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Childrens Museums

Jeddah

— 2 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

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 12th (Fri): take a stroll through Al-Balad, make a trip to Jeddah Flagpole, then ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, then make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeddah tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Mecca to Jeddah in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in March, expect nights in Jeddah to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Medina

— 3 nights

Radiant City

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, make a trip to Masjid Al Ghamamah, stroll the grounds of Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud.

To plan Medina vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Jeddah to Medina takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jeddah in March, expect little chillier with lows of 22°C in Medina. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Riyadh

— 3 nights
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for shopping, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at National Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, get to know the resident critters at Riyadh Zoo, and stroll around Salam Park.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Riyadh road trip planner.

Fly from Medina to Riyadh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Medina, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Riyadh, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Saudi Arabia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Shopping Malls
With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.