5 days in Al Madinah Province & Makkah Province Itinerary

5 days in Al Madinah Province & Makkah Province Itinerary

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5 days in Al Madinah Province & Makkah Province Itinerary

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

1
night
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 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid Quba, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Masjid an Nabawi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Qiblatayn. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Al Noor Mall, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Uhud, and then stroll the grounds of Jannatul Baqi.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Medina trip itinerary planning site .

Riyadh to Medina is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 49°C, and evening lows to 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Mecca.

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

1
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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 6th (Thu): make a trip to Jabal al-Nour, admire the landmark architecture of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, and then admire the striking features of Kaaba.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mecca road trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Medina to Mecca takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Mecca are 52°C, while nighttime lows are 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jeddah.

Things to do in Mecca

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Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers
Jabal al-Nour ©
Jabal al-Nour

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Hassan Enany Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Floating Mosque, don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, then don't miss a visit to World's Tallest Unsupported Flagpole, then ponder the design of King Fahd's Fountain, and finally take a stroll through Balad. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: 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.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Jeddah trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Mecca in June, expect Jeddah to be slightly colder, temps between 43°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

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King Fahd's Fountain ©
King Fahd's Fountain
Red Sea Mall ©
Red Sea Mall
Al-Balad ©
Al-Balad

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