14 days in Somaliland & Djibouti Itinerary

14 days in Somaliland & Djibouti Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Fly:  19 h 15 min
Hargeysa, Somalia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
Arta, Djibouti
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
Dikhil Region, Djibouti
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
Djibouti, Djibouti
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h
End: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Hargeysa, Somalia

Hargeysa ©
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Hargeysa is known for outdoors, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Laas Geel, browse the different shops at Dahabshiil Business Centre, browse the exhibits of Saryan Museum, and appreciate the history behind Independence Monument.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hargeysa journey planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Hargeysa is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Hargeysa. Traveling from Amsterdam in March, expect Hargeysa to be much warmer, temps between 34°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arta.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping Fun & Games Museums
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Central Market ©
Central Market
Laas Geel ©
Laas Geel
Saryan Museum ©
Saryan Museum

Arta, Djibouti

Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Arta Beach.

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Fly from Hargeysa to Arta in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Arta when traveling from Hargeysa in March, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Dikhil Region.

Things to do in Arta

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Dikhil Region, Djibouti

Dikhil Region ©
The Dikhil Region is a region in southern Djibouti. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the activities along Lake Abbe.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dikhil Region online travel planner.

Drive from Arta to Dikhil Region in 2 hours. On the 21st (Sat), you're off to Djibouti.

Things to do in Dikhil Region

Nature Parks
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Lake Abbe ©
Lake Abbe

Djibouti, Djibouti

Djibouti ©
Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
On the 25th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Day Forest National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assal, explore and take pictures at Place Menelik, kick back and relax at Khor Ambado Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hamoudi Mosque.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Djibouti trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Dikhil Region to Djibouti in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Djibouti can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake Assal ©
Lake Assal
Place Menelik ©
Place Menelik
Day Forest National Park ©
Day Forest National Park