Bahrain is a small country that’s packed with interesting places to stop by. Here’s a one day itinerary in Bahrain, with all the highlights.
my Bahrain itinerary – 1 day
My tour of Bahrain was really efficient! I landed in the early afternoon and had a flight out the next morning. My whole trip was just 19 hours but I made it count! It’s a really small country, so I had a driver just drive me around to see the sites that I had picked out beforehand.
He was very proud of his country and tried to tell me about the history – I wish I could understand his English because he seemed to have a wealth of knowledge.
Architecture in 1-day Bahrain itinerary
The architecture in Bahrain is fascinating. There’s so many buildings that you’ll want to photograph and get a closer look at, especially at the harbor.
The Grand Al Fateh is gorgeous. My favorite is the Bahrain World Trade Center building. They’ve since also built a cork-screw building as well. I’ve written more about it Bahrain architecture here, with photos of my top five.
Camels in your 1 day Bahrain itinerary
My surprise favorite was the “500 Camels” at the Bahrain Camel Farm. My driver recommended this and it was a homerun! I’m so glad I took his advice. I outlined the story on how they ended up with so many camels on my full post on it too.
Skip the King’s Parking Lot
If they suggest visiting the “The King’s Parking Lot” you might assume there’s more to it. There’s not. You can safely skip that one.
My driver has lots of recommendations. After the Camel reco, I was willing to take a risk.
Where is Bahrain
The Kingdom of Bahrain is a small island country of approximately 800,000 people. The name in Arabic is مملكة البحرين, Mamlakat al-Baḥrayn, literally translates to “Kingdom of the Two Seas”),
It’s a tiny country – while Bahrain is an archipelago of thirty-three islands, the largest (Bahrain Island) is 34 miles long by 11 miles wide. [wikipedia]
Location: it’s just east of Saudi Arabia, connected via the King Fahd Causeway, and north of Qatar(World Cup 2022) across the Gulf of Bahrain. It’s southwest of Iran, and northwest of the UAE (directly west of Dubai).
We took a drive down the King Fahd Causeway in Bahrain, headed towards the Saudi Arabia border.
View of the Saudi Arabia border
When you’re in Bahrain, you might forget exactly how close we were to Saudi Arabia. They’re neighbors! In fact, much the Bahrain economy is connected to the Saudi economy
A rainbow of colors in the sky for the drive on the King Fahd Causeway!
Conclusion: 19 Hours in Bahrain itinerary
In conclusion, you can definitely get a good experience with a 1-day Bahrain itinerary.