8 days in Yemen Itinerary

8 days in Yemen Itinerary

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Sanaa
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Socotra Island
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Aden
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Sanaa — 3 nights

One of the oldest cities in the world, the capital Sanaa provides visitors with a rich taste of ancient Arabian culture.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get a taste of the local shopping with Souk Al-Milh and then don't miss a visit to Al Saleh Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Bab al-Yemen, then explore the historical opulence of Dar al-Hajar, and then wander the streets of Old City.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sanaa trip planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Sanaa is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Arabian Standard Time (AST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Alexandria in August, things will get slightly colder in Sanaa: highs are around 33°C and lows about 19°C. You will leave for Socotra Island on the 12th (Fri).
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Socotra Island — 2 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.
On the 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Diksam and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Qalansiyah Beach. On the next day, stroll through Dihamri Marine Protected Area, kick back and relax at Shoab beach, and then kick back and relax at Delisha Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Socotra Island travel route builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sanaa to Socotra Island. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sanaa in August: high temperatures in Socotra Island hover around 38°C and lows are around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Aden.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Tawilah Tanks Crater, step into the grandiose world of Sira Fortress, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aban Mosque.

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Explore your travel options from Socotra Island to Aden with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 33°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Tue).
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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.
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