11 days in Jeddah & Sofia Itinerary

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
— 4 nights
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 6 nights
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — 4 nights

The Bride of the Red Sea

The commercial and entertainment capital of Saudi Arabia, Jeddah offers a dazzling range of sites and activities combined with mouthwatering cuisine.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kaaba and King Fahd's Fountain. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jeddah: Mecca (Abraj Al-Bait Towers, Makkah Clock Tower Museum, &more). There's much more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Fakieh Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Jeddah Corniche, wander the streets of Al-Balad, and explore the galleries of Jameel House of Traditional Arts Jeddah.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Jeddah online tour planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Abdulaziz International Airport. In March, daytime highs in Jeddah are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Sofia.
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Sofia, Bulgaria — 6 nights

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Room Escape Games and St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral. Explore Sofia's surroundings by going to Borovets (Horseback Riding Tours, Borovets Ski Resort, &more). On the 9th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, stop by Catch a Fire Records, explore the striking landscape at Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, and admire the landmark architecture of Temple Sveti Nikolay.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sofia day trip planner.

Getting from Jeddah to Sofia by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Jeddah in March, things will get much colder in Sofia: highs are around 14°C and lows about 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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