18 days in Saudi Arabia & Lahore Itinerary

18 days in Saudi Arabia & Lahore Itinerary

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18 days in Saudi Arabia & Lahore Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + bus:  11​h
1
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
3
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
4
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
6
Lahore, Pakistan
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Mecca, Saudi Arabia

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Jabal al-Nour, then admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Taneem. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mount Arafat, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim, and then admire the striking features of Kaaba.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mecca trip planner.

London, UK to Mecca is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from London to Mecca, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in July, with highs in Mecca at 51°C and lows at 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive 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

3
nights
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

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: ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, make a trip to Biet Nassif, buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jeddah attractions planner.

You can drive from Mecca to Jeddah in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in July, you will find days in Jeddah are a bit cooler (45°C), and nights are about the same (34°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Balad ©
Balad
Jeddah Corniche ©
Jeddah Corniche

3
nights
Medina, Saudi Arabia

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi, take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Dar Al Madinah Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Medina vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Jeddah to Medina by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jeddah in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Medina: temperatures range from 50°C by day to 36°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Mount Uhud ©
Mount Uhud

3
nights
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Riyadh is known for shopping, historic sites, museums, zoos & aquariums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at National Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Wadi Hanifah, walk around King Abdullah Park, and contemplate the long history of Al Masmak Fortress.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Riyadh itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Medina to Riyadh takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Riyadh, expect temperatures between 49°C during the day and 38°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Al Khobar.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Riyadh Zoo ©
Riyadh Zoo
Al Masmak Fortress ©
Al Masmak Fortress
Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower

2
nights
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Al Khobar ©
Once a sleepy fishing port on the Persian Gulf Coast, Al Khobar now thrives as a metropolitan city and bustling economic center.
On the 12th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Half Moon Beach, walk around Golden Belt Walk, and then take a leisurely stroll along Corniche. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): browse the different shops at Al-Rashid Mall, then look for gifts at Mall Of Dhahran, and then admire the striking features of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Al Khobar day trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Riyadh to Al Khobar takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Riyadh in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Al Khobar, with highs around 53°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Lahore.

Things to do in Al Khobar

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Dhahran
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Half Moon Beach ©
Half Moon Beach
Corniche ©
Corniche
Mall Of Dhahran ©
Mall Of Dhahran

3
nights
Lahore, Pakistan

Lahore ©
Seen by many to be the most forward-thinking, culturally important, and artistic of the country's metropolises, Lahore has plenty of charms, plenty of history, and plenty of people.
Lahore is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Badshahi Mosque, learn about all things military at Army Museum, don't miss a visit to Masjid Wazir Khan, and explore the historical opulence of Lahore Fort.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lahore holiday app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Al Khobar to Lahore. The time zone difference when traveling from Al Khobar to Lahore is 2 hours. In July, Lahore is little chillier than Al Khobar - with highs of 41°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahore

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Badshahi Mosque ©
Badshahi Mosque
Lahore Fort ©
Lahore Fort
Lahore Museum ©
Lahore Museum

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