6-Days Saudi Tour Plan

6-Days Saudi Tour Plan
By umrahme | Published on Sep 28, 2023 | Time to Read: 12 mins

Ready for a one-of-a-kind escape? Our epic 6-day itinerary through Riyadh, Al Ula, and Jeddah is exactly what you need. Perfect for solo travelers, this is your chance to dive into a vibrant getaway, snap Instagram-worthy pictures, uncover ancient secrets, and soak up the dynamic city energy.

Beginning with the energetic streets of Riyadh, moving onto the desert’s time capsule of Al Ula, and rounding it off with the cool coastal vibes in Jeddah—you’re about to discover the authentic spirit of Saudi Arabia. So, get your bags packed, strap on your adventure spirit, and buckle up for six days of fun, the Saudi-style!

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Tour Highlights: 6 Days – 5 Nights: Riyadh – Al Ula – Jeddah

    Day       Destination      Schedule                Place                                     Activity
Day 1 Riyadh


King Khalid International Airport, Hotel
  • Arrival at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh
  • Get transferred to your hotel. Check in and freshen up.
Evening Al Bujairi Heritage Park
  • Explore Al Bujairi Heritage Park and Terrace–the historic heart of Riyadh.
  • Admire authentic Najdi architecture.
  • Browse shops and art.
Night Bujairi Terrace
  • Dinner at Bujairi Terrace
  • Choose from a variety of international and traditional options.
  • Return to your hotel
Day 2 Riyadh  Morning Al Murabba Historical Palace, National Museum, Al Masmak Fortress
  • Visit Al Murabba Historical Palace and marvel at its unique architecture. Opens: 9:00 AM
    Entrance fee: SAR 15
  • Next, walk to the National Museum to explore Saudi’s rich past.
  • Followed by a short drive to Al Masmak Fortress.
  • Enjoy a traditional Saudi lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Evening Kingdom Center
  • Experience panoramic views of Riyadh during sunset at the Kingdom Center Sky Bridge.
    Entrance fee: SAR 70 approx.
  • Have dinner at a nearby restaurant
  • Return to hotel
Day 3 Riyadh to Al Ula Morning/
Airport & Hotel
  • Check out of your hotel in Riyadh
  • Arrive at Al Ula International Airport 
  • Settle in at your Al Ula hotel and then grab lunch at a local eatery like Al Ula Palace Restaurant & Kitchen to relish local cuisine.
Evening Old Town of Al Ula
  • Explore the old town of Al Ula. Wander through its ancient mud houses and meet locals.
  • Stargaze under Al Ula’s clear skies: ask your hotel about stargazing sessions, book a local tour, or visit the city’s popular stargazing spots.
  • Dinner at your hotel or a nearby restaurant.
Day 4 Al Ula Morning Hegra (Madain Saleh or Al-Ḥijr)
  • Start early at Hegra. Check out the intricate architecture of the Nabatean kingdom. Marvel at the monumental tombs and the inscriptions from various periods.
  • We recommend booking a local guide when venturing into these places due to their vastness and location.
Elephant Rock (Jabal AlFil)
  • Witness Al Ula’s iconic rock formation, shaped like an elephant.
Jabal Ikmah
  • Next, proceed to Saudi Arabia’s largest “open library”, Jabal Ikhma. Explore inscriptions with the guidance of a local expert.
Afternoon Tombs of Lihyan (Dadan)
  • Explore the ancient tomb of Lihyan, learning about the Dadan Kingdom that once thrived here.
  • Wander around for some Instagram-worthy shots.
  • If you still have time, hit the Oasis trail and bask in the greenery around.
Evening Hotel & Leisure
  • Return to your hotel. Take the evening to relax and have your dinner.
Day 5 Al Ula to Jeddah Morning Airport & Hotel
  • Wrap up any last-minute explorations in Al Ula. 
  • Depart for Jeddah via King Abdulaziz International Airport.
  • Depending on your flight schedule, grab lunch either at the airport or upon arrival in Jeddah.
Afternoon Al Balad District & Lunch
  • Keep your cameras ready and step into Al Balad, Jeddah’s historic heart.
  • Make sure to capture the charm of the age-old city with its intricate architecture, iconic wooden balconies, and lively traditional souks.
  • Grab lunch at a nearby restaurant.
Evening Jeddah Corniche
  • Enjoy a calming walk along the Jeddah Corniche. The King Fahd Fountain stands proudly as a majestic backdrop.
Night Dinner & Hotel
  • Head out for dinner and back to the hotel. Whether you’re craving traditional Saudi flavors or international dishes, the city’s restaurants won’t disappoint.
Day 6 Jeddah Early morning Floating Mosque
  • Catch the Fajr prayers at the Floating Mosque, also known as Masjid Ar-Rahman.
  • Capture the sunrise at the Red Sea coastline.
  • Head over to a local restaurant, such as Meez Restaurant, to relish local flavors.
  • Get into a shopping spree on your last day of the trip. Head over to the Red Sea Mall or Souk Al Alawi.
  • Unwind at Jeddah beach. The Red Sea coastlines are the perfect chill spots.
  • End the day with a farewell dinner and head back to your hotel. Prepare for your flight home.

Don’t miss out on the best places to visit the coastal city of Jeddah here.

This detailed travel plan offers a preview of the opportunities that await in Saudi Arabia. It has been thoughtfully curated to include some of the most captivating attractions and activities. Please bear in mind:

  • Customization: Consider this itinerary as a basic blueprint. Each traveler’s plan is different, and it can be modified to match their preferences.
  • Budget & stay: Expenses, including flight tickets and hotel, vary based on the season and your personal taste. Check rates for your specific dates and book in advance for the best deals.
  • Don’t miss out: Even though tailoring the trip to your liking is key, don’t miss out on the must-visit points and experiences we’ve highlighted. They’re popular for a reason!

Traveler tips and information

1. Modest clothing: Honor the local traditions and the sanctity of the landmarks by dressing modestly.

2. Safety: Although Saudi Arabia is generally friendly for travelers, it’s always a good practice to be alert, especially in crowded zones.

 3. Getting Around: 

    • Taxi & Ride-Share: You can ride with Uber or Careem in most of the bigger cities.
    • Public buses: Cities such as Riyadh and Jeddah have SAPTCO buses, and Riyadh is fast-tracking its metro network.
    • Rent-a-Car: If you’re fine with driving and possess an international license, car rental might just provide the freedom you need.

4. Language: English is extensively spoken in touristy areas. However, learning a few basic Arabic phrases could be a trip-enhancer!

5. Respecting local traditions: Saudi Arabia is deeply rooted in its traditions. Be respectful during prayer times and refrain from showing public displays of affection.

6. Hydration: The weather is usually hot and dry, especially in desert areas. Always have a handy water bottle with you.

7. SIM cards: It’s always better to use local prepaid SIM cards such as STC, Mobily, and Zain for better network, especially when traveling to remote locations. You can purchase them at the airport.

8. Cash in hand: Saudi Arabia’s currency is the Saudi Riyal (SAR). It’s advisable to carry some local cash, especially if you’re planning to shop in local markets (souks) or dine in smaller eateries.

This six-day journey through Saudi Arabia is set to be an unforgettable experience, steeped in rich culture, vat history, and unmatched hospitality. Don’t forget to step off the beaten track, dive into the local food scene, and snap pictures that are totally Insta-worthy. Ready to create some epic stories? Start packing, the ultimate Arabian adventure awaits!

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