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9 days in Yemen Itinerary
Sanaa— 1 night
Fly: 11h 15min
Socotra Island— 2 nights
Fly: 10h 45min
Aden— 1 day
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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.On the 25th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of Sana'a, don't miss a visit to Bab al-Yemen, then explore the historical opulence of Dar al-Hajar, and finally wander the streets of Old City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Al Saleh Mosque and then look for gifts at Souk Al-Milh.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sanaa trip itinerary builder .
Austin, USA to Sanaa is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Arabia Standard Time (AST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Austin in May, plan for little chillier nights in Sanaa, with lows around 58°F. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Socotra Island.
Things to do in Sanaa
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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.You'll get in some beach time at Qalansiyah Beach and Arher Beach. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Shoab beach, head outdoors with Dihamri Marine Protected Area, make a trip to Diksam, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Delisha Beach.
To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Socotra Island online tour builder .
The Route module can help you plan travel from Sanaa to Socotra Island. Traveling from Sanaa in May, you will find days in Socotra Island are somewhat warmer (94°F), and nights are much warmer (79°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aden.
Things to do in Socotra Island
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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.Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aban Mosque, browse the different shops at Aden Mall, then explore the historical opulence of Sira Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at Tawilah Tanks Crater.
To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Aden trip itinerary tool .
Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Socotra Island to Aden. In May, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 82°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Aden
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