8 days in Somalia Itinerary

8 days in Somalia Itinerary

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8 days in Somalia Itinerary

Start: Belgrade
Fly:  18​h
1
Hargeysa
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Saylac
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Mogadishu
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Belgrade

2
nights
Hargeysa

Hargeysa ©
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Independence Monument and Guul Goals. Get a sense of the local culture at Saryan Museum and MiG Jet. The adventure continues: get outside with Laas Geel, indulge your taste buds at Livestock Market, and browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre.

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Belgrade, Serbia to Hargeysa is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Belgrade to Hargeysa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Belgrade in May, expect Hargeysa to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Saylac.

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Laas Geel ©
Laas Geel
Saryan Museum ©
Saryan Museum
MiG Jet ©
MiG Jet

1
night
Saylac

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. Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque.

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Traveling by combination of flight and car from Hargeysa to Saylac takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hargeysa in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Saylac: highs are around 40°C and lows about 31°C. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Thu) before leaving for Mogadishu.

Things to do in Saylac

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Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque ©
Masjid al-Qiblatayn Mosque

3
nights
Mogadishu

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get a sense of history and politics at Villa Somalia and then kick back and relax at Liido Beach Somalia. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at black Hawk Down crash site museum, make a trip to Shanghai Old City, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mogadishu Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Union mosque.

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Getting from Saylac to Mogadishu by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Saylac in May, you will find days in Mogadishu are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (31°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mogadishu

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Villa Somalia ©
Villa Somalia
Mogadishu Cathedral ©
Mogadishu Cathedral
Union mosque ©
Union mosque