Route & dates
15 days in Yemen Itinerary
Fly: 17h 45min
Taiz— 1 night
Drive: 2h 45min
Aden— 3 nights
Socotra Island— 5 nights
Fly: 11h 30min
Sanaa— 2 nights
Fly: 17h 15min
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A city in the Yemeni Highlands, Taiz has a long-held status as a cultural capital.Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Cairo Castle.
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Milan, Italy to Taiz is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Arabia Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Milan in December, plan for much hotter days in Taiz, with highs around 28°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°C. You will leave for Aden on the 22nd (Sun).
Things to do in Taiz
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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: steep yourself in history at Tawilah Tanks Crater, explore the historical opulence of Sira Fortress, buy something for everyone on your list at Aden Mall, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aban Mosque.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Aden attractions planner.
You can drive from Taiz to Aden in 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Taiz in December: high temperatures in Aden hover around 34°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Socotra Island.
Things to do in Aden
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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.Spend the 30th (Mon) exploring nature at Ayhaft Canyon National Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Qalansiyah Beach, explore the stunning scenery at Wadi Dirhur Canyon, take in the awesome beauty at Skand Peak, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Arher Beach.
To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Socotra Island online road trip planner .
The Route module can help you plan travel from Aden to Socotra Island. In December in Socotra Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sanaa.
Things to do in Socotra Island
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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 1st (Wed): wander the streets of Old City, then make a trip to Bab al-Yemen, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Sana'a. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Al Saleh Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Dar al-Hajar, and then stop by Souk Al-Milh.
For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sanaa trip itinerary website .
Explore your travel options from Socotra Island to Sanaa with the Route module. While traveling from Socotra Island, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Sanaa, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Sanaa
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