37 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

37 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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1
Al Hofuf
— 1 night
2
Al Khobar
— 3 nights
3
Al Jubail
— 2 nights
4
Medina
— 5 nights
5
Yanbu
— 1 night
6
Jeddah
— 7 nights
7
Taif
— 4 nights
8
Abha
— 2 nights
9
Sharorah
— 1 day
10
Riyadh
— 10 nights

1
night
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.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ibrahim Palace and then enjoy the sand and surf at Uqair Beach. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Qaisariah Souq, explore the activities along The Yellow Lake, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jawatha Mosque, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Al Qarah Mountain.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Al Hofuf trip maker tool.

Riyadh to Al Hofuf is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Riyadh in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Al Hofuf, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Half Moon Beach and Marjan Island. Take a break from Al Khobar with a short trip to GP Karting in Dammam, about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, stroll around Prince Saud Bin Naif Park, stop by Mall Of Dhahran, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Al Khobar online trip builder.

Getting from Al Hofuf to Al Khobar by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Al Jubail.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Dammam, Dhahran
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Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Marjan Island ©
Marjan Island

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 23rd (Sun), stop by Al Nakheel Beach and then browse the different shops at Al - huwailat shopping center. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Al Fanateer Beach, explore the wide array of goods at Galleria Mall, and then browse the different shops at Fanateer Mall.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Al Jubail day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Al Khobar to Al Jubail takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Al Jubail can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Al Jubail

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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Galleria Mall ©
Galleria Mall
Al - huwailat shopping center ©
Al - huwailat shopping center
Fanateer Mall ©
Fanateer Mall

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, examine the collection at The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery, stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, and take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Medina vacation planning site.

You can fly from Al Jubail to Medina in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yanbu.

Things to do in Medina

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

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.
On the 30th (Sun), stroll around Al Fairouz Park, thenwalk around Yanbu Lakes, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yanbu Al-Bahr Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yanbu road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Medina to Yanbu takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Medina in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yanbu, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) 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.
Get outdoors at Jabal al-Nour and Jeddah Water Front Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeddah: Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock) (in Al Ula) and Mecca (Mount Arafat, Kaaba, &more). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rahma Mosque, and enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Sands Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jeddah online tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Yanbu to Jeddah takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or ride a ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Yanbu in December since evenings lows in Jeddah dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Taif.

Things to do in Jeddah

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Mecca, Jabal AlFil (Elephant Rock)
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King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Jabal al-Nour ©
Jabal al-Nour
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Get outdoors at Al Wahbah crater and Saiysad National Park. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Shafa Mountains, walk around Al-Anoud Park, get engrossed in the history at Shubra Palace, and browse the different shops at Jouri Mall.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Taif trip maker.

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Taif takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in January, expect Taif to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Abha.

Things to do in Taif

Parks Nature Shopping
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Al Wahbah crater ©
Al Wahbah crater
Shafa Mountains ©
Shafa Mountains
Saiysad National Park ©
Saiysad National Park

2
nights
Abha

Abha ©
Poised in the mountains in southwest Saudi Arabia, Abha provides respite and escape to domestic tourists as well as travelers from other Gulf countries and beyond.
On the 11th (Fri), make a trip to Cable Car and then contemplate the waterfront views at Abha Dam Lake. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Asir National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Taif to Abha takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Taif in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Abha: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sharorah.

Things to do in Abha

Nature Parks
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Abha Dam Lake ©
Abha Dam Lake

1
day
Sharorah

Sharorah
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire nature's extreme beauty at Empty Quarter.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sharorah trip planner.

You can fly from Abha to Sharorah in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Abha in January: highs in Sharorah hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Sharorah

Nature Parks
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nights
Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Escape the urban bustle at Edge of The World and Red Sand Dunes. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, buy something for everyone on your list at Al Nakheel Mall, admire the striking features of Kingdom Centre Tower, and partake in some friendly competition at Escape Arabia.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Riyadh tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sharorah to Riyadh takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Sharorah, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Riyadh, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Al-Turaif District
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Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower
Edge of The World ©
Edge of The World
Red Sand Dunes ©
Red Sand Dunes

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