11 days in Jeddah, Medina & Mecca Itinerary

11 days in Jeddah, Medina & Mecca Itinerary

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Jeddah
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Medina
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Mecca
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Jeddah — 2 nights

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 (Fri): wander the streets of Al-Balad and then don't miss a visit to Nassif House Museum. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the local landmark of King Fahd's Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Khadija Baghlaf Mosque, then kick back and relax at Jeddah Water Front Park, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Hassan Enany Mosque.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jeddah road trip planner.

Paris, France to Jeddah is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Paris in March; daily highs in Jeddah reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Medina.
Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Medina — 4 nights

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.
Let the collections at Dar Al Madinah Museum and Koran Museum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Al Masjid an Nabawi and Abu Bakar Masjed. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque of Badr, stroll the grounds of Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib, stop by Masjid Jummah, and don't miss a visit to Masjid Al Ghamamah.

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You can fly from Jeddah to Medina in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Jeddah in March since evenings lows in Medina dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Mecca.
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Mecca — 4 nights

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.
Visit Kaaba and Station of Ibrahim for their historical value. Mount Arafat and Masjid Taneem are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bilal Masjid, admire the striking features of Abraj Al-Bait Towers, don't miss a visit to Jabal-e-Rehmat, and buy something for everyone on your list at Makkah Mall.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mecca trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Medina to Mecca takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Medina in March, expect Mecca to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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