9 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

9 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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9 days in Saudi Arabia Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Jeddah
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Mecca
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Medina
— 2 nights
4
Riyadh
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Geneva

2
nights
Jeddah

Jeddah ©
The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
On the 26th (Sun), wander the streets of Al-Balad, admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, then don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Floating Mosque, and finally make a trip to World's Tallest Unsupported Flagpole. On your second day here, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Fakieh Aquarium and then buy something for everyone on your list at Red Sea Mall.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jeddah day trip planning app .

Geneva, Switzerland to Jeddah is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Arabia Standard Time (AST) is 2 hours. Traveling from Geneva in January, things will get much hotter in Jeddah: highs are around 33°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

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

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Mecca

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 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Mount Arafat, then admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then admire the striking features of Kaaba. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Taneem and then make a trip to Jabal al-Nour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mecca trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Jeddah to Mecca by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Jeddah, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Mecca, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Medina.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Koran Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Quba, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Al Qiblatayn. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Jannatul Baqi, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, and then make a trip to King Fahd Glorious Quran Printing Complex.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Medina trip planning tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Mecca to Medina in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, Medina is little chillier than Mecca - with highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Medina

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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Mount Uhud ©
Mount Uhud

2
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Riyadh

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Kingdom Centre Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Al Faisaliyah Centre, then contemplate the long history of Masmak Fortress, and finally examine the collection at National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Rajhi Grand Mosque, then wander the streets of Underground Gallery, and then walk around King Abdullah Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Riyadh road trip tool .

You can fly from Medina to Riyadh in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Medina in January, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Riyadh: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress
National Museum ©
National Museum
Kingdom Centre Tower ©
Kingdom Centre Tower

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