8 days in Djibouti, Somalia & Sudan Itinerary

8 days in Djibouti, Somalia & Sudan Itinerary

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Djibouti, Djibouti
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Hargeysa, Somalia
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Khartoum, Sudan
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Djibouti, Djibouti

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Gulf of Tadjoura

Djibouti, the country's eponymous capital and largest city, houses over two thirds of the nation's population.
On the 25th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Day Forest National Park. There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Assal and admire all the interesting features of Place Menelik.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Djibouti travel website.

Toronto, Canada to Djibouti is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to Djibouti due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Djibouti to be much warmer, temps between 33°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Hargeysa.

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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Hargeysa, Somalia

— 1 night
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Laas Geel and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at MiG Jet.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Hargeysa travel website.

You can fly from Djibouti to Hargeysa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Djibouti in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Hargeysa, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Khartoum.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Khartoum, Sudan

— 2 nights
Situated at the meeting point of the White and Blue Niles, the sprawling capital Khartoum captivates with its welcoming atmosphere, chaotic marketplaces, and extravagant skyline punctuated with glass towers.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Ethnographic Museum, make a trip to Nile Street, then see the interesting displays at Sudan National Museum, then stroll around Mogran, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Mojo Gallery.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Khartoum trip planner.

You can fly from Hargeysa to Khartoum in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Hargeysa to Khartoum, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hargeysa in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Khartoum: highs are around 39°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Khartoum

Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Djibouti travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Tourist Spots · Beaches
A small country with big sights, Djibouti has become known for its interesting geology and show-stopping topography. Limestone chimneys, salt lakes, offshore coral reefs, multi-colored mountains, mangroves, and sandy deserts provide the backdrop or focal point of a number of adventures during vacations in Djibouti. Away from the capital, Djibouti remains largely untamed and rural, with plenty of appeal for those into eco-tourism. Traveling down the coast and into the interior during a tour of Djibouti, visitors meet nomadic tribes and share in their singular way of life.

Somalia travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Beaches · Sacred & Religious Sites
With ancient historical sites, the longest coastline on the continent, a rich and varied cuisine, and sprawling desert and savannah landscapes, Somalia has plenty to make it appealing to international visitors. Events in the recent past, however, made holidays in Somalia nearly impossible. The civil war that began in 1991 led to the country being declared a failed state. The introduction of a new constitution and government in 2012 has led to a glimmer of optimism.

Sudan travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Ruins
Splitting with South Sudan in 2011, Sudan remains a vast, diverse place. Desert and savannah landscapes dominate much of the north and south, while the east and west are primarily mountainous. Ancient Nubian ruins dot the desert areas in the north, with the section close to the Nile once home to great and powerful kingdoms. The main cities offer an array of interesting and evocative Islamic sites, with many centuries-old mosques and religious schools and market squares--all worthy of addition on a comprehensive Sudan itinerary.