20 days in Yemen Itinerary

20 days in Yemen Itinerary

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Fly
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Socotra Island
— 4 nights
Fly
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Aden
— 4 nights
Drive
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Taiz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sanaa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Al Hudaydah
— 4 nights
Drive to Hodeidah International Airport, Fly to King Abdulaziz International Airport

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Socotra Island

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: kick back and relax at Qalansiyah Beach, get outside with Dihamri Marine Protected Area, tour the pleasant surroundings at Delisha Beach, and don't miss a visit to Diksam.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Socotra Island journey maker.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Socotra Island is an approximately 14-hour flight. In December, daytime highs in Socotra Island are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Aden.

Things to do in Socotra Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

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Aden

The port city of Aden has long been seen as one of the more cosmopolitan and liberal urban areas in the country.
Aden is known for historic sites and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Tawilah Tanks Crater, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aban Mosque, explore the historical opulence of Sira Fortress, and browse the different shops at Aden Mall.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Aden itinerary maker tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Socotra Island to Aden. December in Aden sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Wed) before leaving for Taiz.

Things to do in Aden

Historic Sites · Shopping

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Taiz

A city in the Yemeni Highlands, Taiz has a long-held status as a cultural capital.
Taiz is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Cairo Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Taiz trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Aden to Taiz in 3 hours. In December, Taiz is little chillier than Aden - with highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Sanaa.

Things to do in Taiz

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Sanaa

One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Sanaa is known for historic sites and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Bab al-Yemen, delve into the distant past at Old City, step into the grandiose world of Dar al-Hajar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Sana'a.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Sanaa trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Taiz to Sanaa takes 4 hours. Traveling from Taiz in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sanaa, with lows around 7°C. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Al Hudaydah.

Things to do in Sanaa

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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Al Hudaydah

Step out of Al Hudaydah to go to Zabid and see Great Mosque, which is approximately 2 hours away.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Al Hudaydah planning app.

You can drive from Sanaa to Al Hudaydah in 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Sun) 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.