17 days in Somalia Itinerary

17 days in Somalia Itinerary

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17 days in Somalia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  13​h 30​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)


Hargeysa ©
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Hargeysa is known for outdoors, shopping, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Laas Geel, appreciate the history behind Independence Monument, browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Saryan Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hargeysa travel itinerary planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Hargeysa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Hargeysa. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect nights in Hargeysa to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. On the 29th (Sun), you'll travel to Mogadishu.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping Fun & Games Museums
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Laas Geel ©
Laas Geel
Saryan Museum ©
Saryan Museum
MiG Jet ©
MiG Jet


Mogadishu ©
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 beaches, historic sites, shopping, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Liido Beach Somalia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bakara Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Mogadishu Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Union mosque.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mogadishu itinerary builder site .

Getting from Hargeysa to Mogadishu by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Hargeysa in December, expect nights in Mogadishu to be warmer, around 29°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Saylac.

Things to do in Mogadishu

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Liido Beach Somalia ©
Liido Beach Somalia
Shanghai Old City ©
Shanghai Old City


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 see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Saylac visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Mogadishu to Saylac in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. January in Saylac sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. You will leave for home on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Saylac

Historic Sites
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Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque ©
Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque