3 days in Riyadh & Al Ula Itinerary

3 days in Riyadh & Al Ula Itinerary

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3 days in Riyadh & Al Ula Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
1
Riyadh
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
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Al Ula
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

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Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): enjoy breathtaking views from Al Faisaliyah Centre, examine the collection at National Museum, then steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, and finally stroll around Salam Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): stroll around Al Bujairi Heritage Park, buy something for everyone on your list at Kingdom Centre Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, and finally stroll around King Abdullah Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Riyadh driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Riyadh. In September, daytime highs in Riyadh are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Al Ula.

Things to do in Riyadh

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National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress
Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower

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Al Ula

Al Ula ©
Historically based on a strategic location along the incense route, Al Ula has one of the largest archeological sites in Saudi Arabia.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate the long history of Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madain Salih), don't miss a visit to Al Deerah, Heritage Village, Al-Ula, and then explore the ancient world of Madain Saleh.AL-ULA.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Al Ula trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Riyadh to Al Ula takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 48°C, and evening lows to 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Al Ula

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madain Saleh.AL-ULA
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Madain Saleh.AL-ULA ©
Madain Saleh.AL-ULA
Al Deerah, Heritage Village, Al-Ula ©

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