19 days in Bangkok, Al Madinah Province & Makkah Province Itinerary

19 days in Bangkok, Al Madinah Province & Makkah Province Itinerary

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19 days in Bangkok, Al Madinah Province & Makkah Province Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
2
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
bus:  5​h 30​min
3
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
— 10 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h
End: Karachi, Pakistan

5
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Kids will enjoy Safari World and Snake Farm (Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ayutthaya Ruins and Marty's New Fashion. Take a break from Bangkok with a short trip to Wat Chaiwatthanaram in Ayutthaya, about 1h 40 min away. Spend the 16th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of The Grand Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), admire the landmark architecture of Jim Thompson House, and stop by MOONRIVER by VJ.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bangkok itinerary builder.

Karachi, Pakistan to Bangkok is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time (PKT) to Indochina Time (ICT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Karachi in December, things will get a bit warmer in Bangkok: highs are around 37°C and lows about 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Medina.

Things to do in Bangkok

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Wat Chaiwatthanaram
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Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun) ©
Temple of Dawn (Wat Arun)
Safari World ©
Safari World

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): browse the different shops at Al Noor Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid an-Nabi, then make a trip to The Seven Mosques, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid al-Qiblatain. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Madain Saleh Tombs, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Wadi e Jinn - Al Baida, then browse the different shops at Rashed Mall, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Quba Mosque.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Medina itinerary builder.

Explore your travel options from Bangkok to Medina with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bangkok to Medina. In December, Medina is slightly colder than Bangkok - with highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Mecca.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Shopping Nature
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Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn
Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi

10
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Abraj Al-Bait Towers and Bilal Masjid. Family-friendly places like Jabal-al-noor (Mountain of Light) and Green Mountain Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Mecca side-trips: Taif (Jouri Mall, Al Rudaf Park, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Station of Ibrahim, don't miss a visit to Jabal-e-Rehmat, stop by Makka auction, and browse the different shops at Makkah Mall.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mecca holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Medina to Mecca in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Medina in December; daily highs in Mecca reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. You'll set off for Jeddah on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Mecca

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Taif
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Makkah Mall ©
Makkah Mall
Abraj Al-Bait Towers ©
Abraj Al-Bait Towers
Al Rudaf Park ©
Al Rudaf Park

few
hours
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.
To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Jeddah itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mecca to Jeddah takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Mecca in January, plan for little chillier days in Jeddah, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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