60 days in Dubai, Jordan & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

60 days in Dubai, Jordan & Saudi Arabia Itinerary

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1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 34 nights
2
Aqaba, Jordan
— 1 night
3
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
4
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 2 nights
5
Amman, Jordan
— 4 nights
6
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
7
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 3 nights
8
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
9
Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia
— 1 night
10
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights

34
nights
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai ©
Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Gurunanak Darbar Sikh Gurudwara. Appreciate the collections at Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum and Sharjah Science Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubai: Sharjah (Heart of Sarjah discovery centre, Al Mahatta Museum, &more), Dhafeer Fort (in Mizaira'a) and Abu Dhabi (Mushrif Mall, Aldar HQ Building, &more). Spend the 9th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Make the 5th (Wed) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at The Dubai Mall, enjoy the sand and surf at Kite Beach by Meraas, walk around Al Mamzar Beach Park, and admire all the interesting features of La Mer by Meraas.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Dubai online tour itinerary planner.

Faisalabad, Pakistan to Dubai is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Faisalabad to Dubai, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Faisalabad in July, you will find days in Dubai are a bit warmer (49°C), and nights are about the same (39°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Aqaba.

Things to do in Dubai

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain, Ajman, Dhafeer Fort
Highlights from your plan
The Dubai Mall ©
The Dubai Mall
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ©
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

1
night
Aqaba, Jordan

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
On the 9th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Aqaba Archaeological Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at South Beach, and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with B12 Beach Club at Ayla Oasis, then explore the historical opulence of Aqaba Castle, then look for gifts at Peace Paradise For Spices, and finally explore the galleries of Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Aqaba trip builder.

You can fly from Dubai to Aqaba in 10 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Israel Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, plan for little chillier nights in Aqaba, with lows around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Aqaba

Outdoors · Museums · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
South Beach
South Beach
Aqaba Archaeological Museum ©
Aqaba Archaeological Museum

3
nights
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Jabal Umm ad Dami. Wadi Rum Guide and Lawrence's House will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: admire nature's extreme beauty at Wadi Rum Protected Area and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum day trip site.

Getting from Aqaba to Wadi Rum by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Wadi Rum Protected Area ©
Wadi Rum Protected Area
Jabal Umm ad Dami ©
Jabal Umm ad Dami

2
nights
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Petra - Wadi Musa ©
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
On the 14th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Obelisk Tomb, contemplate the long history of Silk Tomb, ride a horse along Horse Riding Jordan, then don't miss a visit to The Great Temple, then delve into the distant past at Temple of Dushares, and finally take an in-depth tour of Petra Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Byzantine Church, then delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, then delve into the distant past at Mosesquelle, and finally browse for treasures at Town Bazaar.

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Drive from Wadi Rum to Petra - Wadi Musa in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amman.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Dushares ©
Temple of Dushares
Al-Beidha - Little Petra ©
Al-Beidha - Little Petra
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

4
nights
Amman, Jordan

Amman
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Jerash Ruins and Roman Amphitheater. Get some cultural insight at Ajloun Castle and The Citadel. Change things up with these side-trips from Amman: Umm Qais Museum (in Umm Qais), Ajlun (Tell Mar Elias & Ajlun Castle (Qala'at ar-Rabad)) and Forum (in Jerash). There's lots more to do: stroll through Mujib Nature Reserve, kick back and relax at O Beach, stop by Jabal Al Lweibdeh, and look for gifts at Decoration One Co. Ltd..

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You can drive from Petra - Wadi Musa to Amman in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Amman can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Medina.

Things to do in Amman

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Jerash, Ajlun, Dead Sea Region, Umm Qais Museum, Decoration One Co. Ltd.
Highlights from your plan
Ajloun Castle
Ajloun Castle
Jerash Ruins ©
Jerash Ruins
Roman Amphitheater ©
Roman Amphitheater

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Al Masjid an Nabawi and Masjid Al Qiblatayn. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Masjid Quba and Grave of Hamza ibn Abdul-Muttalib. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Uhud, see the interesting displays at Koran Museum, browse for treasures at Taiba Commercial Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid Al Ghamamah.

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You can fly from Amman to Medina in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Amman in August, things will get a bit warmer in Medina: highs are around 51°C and lows about 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jeddah.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

3
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Red Sea Mall and Hafez Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Al Rahma Mosque and Al-Balad. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Jeddah Water Front Park, browse the exhibits of Darat Safeya Bizagr, take in the exciting artwork at Jameel House of Traditional Arts Jeddah, and buy something for everyone on your list at Aziz Mall.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeddah travel route planner.

Getting from Medina to Jeddah by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Medina in August, plan for little chillier days in Jeddah, with highs around 44°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Mecca.

Things to do in Jeddah

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Al Salam Mall ©
Al Salam Mall
Al Rahma Mosque ©
Al Rahma Mosque
Red Sea Mall ©
Red Sea Mall

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Jabal al-Nour, take in the spiritual surroundings of UmrahLimo, then see the sky in a new way at Makkah Clock Tower Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kaaba. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Makkah Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mount Arafat, and finally make a trip to Jabal-e-Rehmat.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Mecca online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Jeddah to Mecca takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Jeddah in August, expect nights in Mecca to be about the same, around 36°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 50°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Al Hofuf.

Things to do in Mecca

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Station of Ibrahim ©
Station of Ibrahim
Kaaba ©
Kaaba
Jabal al-Nour ©
Jabal al-Nour

1
night
Al Hofuf, Saudi Arabia

Al Hofuf ©
Set in an expansive oasis with over 2 million palm trees, Al Hofuf ranks among the world's leading date producers.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): head outdoors with Uqair Beach, then take in the awesome beauty at Al Qarah Mountain, then contemplate the long history of Jawatha Mosque, and finally learn more about the world around you at Hafouf National Museum.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Al Hofuf day trip planning site.

You can fly from Mecca to Al Hofuf in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mecca in August: highs in Al Hofuf hover around 54°C, while lows dip to 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Riyadh.

Things to do in Al Hofuf

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Al Qarah Mountain ©
Al Qarah Mountain
Uqair Beach ©
Uqair Beach
Hafouf National Museum ©
Hafouf National Museum

4
nights
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum and Saqer-Aljazirah Aviation Museum. Popular historic sites such as Masmak Fortress and Al-Turaif District are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at King Abdulaziz Historical Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at King Khalid Grand Mosque, stop by Centria, and browse for treasures at Haraj Ibn Qasim.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Riyadh trip planner.

Getting from Al Hofuf to Riyadh by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Al Hofuf, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Riyadh, ranging from highs of 49°C to lows of 39°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Riyadh

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Al-Turaif District
Highlights from your plan
Panorama Mall ©
Panorama Mall
National Museum ©
National Museum
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress

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