7 days in Somalia Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Drive to Hargeisa, Fly to Saylac
— 1 night
Drive to Djibouti, Fly to Mogadishu
— 3 nights


Hargeysa — 2 nights

A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the galleries of Saryan Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of MiG Jet, and then indulge your taste buds at Livestock Market. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre and then take in the dramatic natural features at Laas Geel.

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Warsaw, Poland to Hargeysa is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Warsaw to Hargeysa. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Warsaw in July, with highs in Hargeysa at 34°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Saylac.
Shopping · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Saylac — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque.

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Do a combination of car and flight from Hargeysa to Saylac in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Hargeysa in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Saylac, with highs around 47°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 40°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mogadishu.
Historic Sites
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Mogadishu — 3 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier -Mogadishu and then get into the urban bustle at Villa Somalia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hadful Mosque, then kick back and relax at Liido Beach Somalia, then don't miss a visit to Shanghai Old City, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Bakara Market.

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Getting from Saylac to Mogadishu by combination of car and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Saylac in July: highs in Mogadishu hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches
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Somalia travel guide

Geologic Formations · Beaches · 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.