15 days in Eritrea Itinerary

15 days in Eritrea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Edinburgh, Scotland
Fly + Drive:  21 h 45 min
1
Massawa
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Asmara
— 6 nights
Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Edinburgh, Scotland

7
nights
Massawa

Massawa ©
Massawa, also known as Mitsiwa, Miṣṣiwa, Batsiʿ, is a city on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea located at the northern end of the Gulf of Zula beside the Dahlak Archipelago. Your inner history buff will appreciate Massawa Mosque and Former Imperial Palace. St. Mariam Cathedral and Shaafi Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Adulis, appreciate the extensive heritage of Covered Bazaar, admire the striking features of Former Banco d'Italia, and don't miss a visit to Memorial Plaza for Victims of Massawa Battle.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Massawa tour itinerary planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Massawa is an approximately 22- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Massawa due to the time zone difference. On the 19th (Mon), you're off to Asmara.

Things to do in Massawa

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Former Imperial Palace ©
Former Imperial Palace
Massawa Mosque ©
Massawa Mosque
St. Mariam Cathedral ©
St. Mariam Cathedral

6
nights
Asmara

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Get some historical perspective at Bethel Kale Hiwot Church and Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara. Get some cultural insight at Nda Mariam Othodox Church and Synagogue of Asmara. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Asmara: Qohaito (in Debub Region) and Keren (Mariam Da'arit, Keren War Cemetery, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating landscape at Denkalya Desert, don't miss a visit to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), admire the landmark architecture of Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque, and enjoy some diversion at Cinema Impero.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Asmara travel route planner.

You can drive from Massawa to Asmara in 2 hours. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Keren, Qohaito
Highlights from your plan
Bethel Kale Hiwot Church ©
Bethel Kale Hiwot Church
Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
Cattedrale di Asmara ©
Cattedrale di Asmara