15 days in Yemen Itinerary

15 days in Yemen Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Yemen travel route planner

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Socotra Island
— 5 nights
Fly
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Aden
— 2 nights
Drive
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Taiz
— 1 night
Drive
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Sanaa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Al Hudaydah
— 4 nights
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Socotra Island

— 5 nights

Galapagos of the Indian Ocean

Off coast of the Arabian Peninsula and the Horn of Africa, Socotra Island has developed in almost total isolation, yielding a biodiversity that is unique in the world.
Socotra Island is known for parks and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Qalansiyah Beach, head outdoors with Dihamri Marine Protected Area, kick back and relax at Delisha Beach, and make a trip to Diksam.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Socotra Island trip itinerary maker website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Socotra Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. In December, daily temperatures in Socotra Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for Aden.

Things to do in Socotra Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Aden

— 2 nights
The port city of Aden has long been seen as one of the more cosmopolitan and liberal urban areas in the country.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aban Mosque. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Aden Mall, then explore the historical opulence of Sira Fortress, and then contemplate the long history of Tawilah Tanks Crater.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Aden trip tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Socotra Island to Aden. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Taiz.

Things to do in Aden

Historic Sites · Shopping

Taiz

— 1 night
A city in the Yemeni Highlands, Taiz has a long-held status as a cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Cairo Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Taiz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aden to Taiz takes 3 hours. Traveling from Aden in January, expect Taiz to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Sanaa.

Things to do in Taiz

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Sanaa

— 2 nights
One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): shop like a local with Souk Al-Milh, explore the historical opulence of Dar al-Hajar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of Sana'a. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Old City, then don't miss a visit to Bab al-Yemen, and then don't miss a visit to Al Saleh Mosque.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sanaa itinerary website.

Drive from Taiz to Sanaa in 4 hours. Traveling from Taiz in January, Sanaa is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Al Hudaydah.

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Al Hudaydah

— 4 nights
When in Al Hudaydah, make a side trip to see Great Mosque in Zabid, approximately Zabid away.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Al Hudaydah online vacation builder.

You can drive from Sanaa to Al Hudaydah in 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 9th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Al Hudaydah

Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Yemen travel guide

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Ruins · Nature & Parks · Landmarks
Years of political instability and armed conflicts have kept Yemen off most travel itineraries, yet this country boasts an incredibly rich history and equally impressive landscapes. Home of the biblical kingdom of Sheba, which thrived for over a thousand years, Yemen entered the 20th century divided between the British and Ottoman empires. Independent since 1990, the country remains highly troubled, with tourism in Yemen virtually nonexistent. The few travelers who make it there discover an ancient land of sleepy mountain villages, marine life-rich coral reefs, and forests boasting some of the rarest tree species in the world.