48 days in Somalia Itinerary

48 days in Somalia Itinerary

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Mogadishu
— 17 nights
Fly to Djibouti, Drive to Saylac
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Saylac
— 14 nights
Fly to Hargeisa, Drive to Hargeysa
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Hargeysa
— 16 nights
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Mogadishu

White Pearl of the Indian Ocean

Swim in the warm waters, stroll over white sand, or play volleyball and other sports on the beaches of Mogadishu, the White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.
Mogadishu is known for parks, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Liido Beach Somalia, learn more about the world around you at black Hawk Down crash site museum, hunt for treasures at Bakara Market, and make a trip to Shanghai Old City.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mogadishu holiday app.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Mogadishu is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mogadishu when traveling from Jeddah in December, with lows around 29°C. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Saylac.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Shopping · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 15 — Jan 1:

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Saylac

Zeila, also known as Zaila, is a port city in the northwestern Awdal region of Somaliland.In antiquity, it was identified with the commercial port of Avalites described in the 1st century Greco-Roman travelogue the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea, an area that was situated in the historic northern Barbara region. Saylac is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Saylac travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Mogadishu to Saylac takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. January in Saylac sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for Hargeysa.

Things to do in Saylac

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 15:
Highlights from your trip

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Hargeysa

A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Hargeysa is known for outdoors, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Laas Geel Site, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at MiG Jet, explore the galleries of Saryan Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dahabshiil Business Centre.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hargeysa road trip planning tool.

Getting from Saylac to Hargeysa by combination of flight and car takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Saylac in January, expect Hargeysa to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 15 — 31:

Somalia travel guide

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Outdoor Activities · Nature & Parks · Sacred & Religious Sites
With ancient historical sites, the longest coastline on the continent, a rich and varied cuisine, and sprawling desert and savannah landscapes, Somalia has plenty to make it appealing to international visitors. Events in the recent past, however, made holidays in Somalia nearly impossible. The civil war that began in 1991 led to the country being declared a failed state. The introduction of a new constitution and government in 2012 has led to a glimmer of optimism.