4 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

4 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Saudi Arabia trip itinerary builder

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Riyadh
— 1 day
Fly
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Medina
— 1 night
Fly
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Jeddah
— 1 night
Drive
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Mecca
— 1 night
Fly

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Riyadh

— 1 day
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 22nd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, get to know the resident critters at Riyadh Zoo, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kingdom Centre Tower.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Riyadh road trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Riyadh. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Medina.

Things to do in Riyadh

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Medina

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Medina trip planner.

You can fly from Riyadh to Medina in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Riyadh in December: highs in Medina hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can fly to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:

Jeddah

— 1 night

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 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Rahma Mosque, make a trip to Jeddah Corniche, then ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Jeddah Flagpole, and finally stop by Al-Balad.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Jeddah vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Jeddah takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Medina in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Jeddah: highs are around 35°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:

Mecca

— 1 night

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.
On the 25th (Sat), admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, then admire the striking features of Kaaba, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Station of Ibrahim.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mecca trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Jeddah to Mecca by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Jeddah in December: highs in Mecca hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

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.