8 days in Kochi (Cochin), Al Madinah Province & Makkah Province Itinerary

8 days in Kochi (Cochin), Al Madinah Province & Makkah Province Itinerary

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8 days in Kochi (Cochin), Al Madinah Province & Makkah Province Itinerary

Start: Konni, India
Drive:  4​h
1
Kochi (Cochin), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
3
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
End: Konni, India

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin), India

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kochi (Cochin): Vaikom Mahadeva Temple (in Kottayam) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Jew Town, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary app .

Konni to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Koran Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, then take a stroll through Masjid Jummah, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Abu Bakar Masjed, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Ghamamah, then stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Medina itinerary maker app .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Medina in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Arabia Standard Time (AST) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, with highs in Medina at 30°C and lows at 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Jeddah.

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
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): browse the different shops at Red Sea Mall, then ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, then take a stroll through Balad, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hassan Enany Mosque.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Jeddah trip app .

You can fly from Medina to Jeddah in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Medina in December, expect Jeddah to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Red Sea Mall ©
Red Sea Mall
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad
King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim, then admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba, and then admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Mecca trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites
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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers

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