16 days in Eritrea & Socotra Island Itinerary

16 days in Eritrea & Socotra Island Itinerary

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Asmara, Eritrea
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Socotra Island, Yemen
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Asmara, Eritrea

— 6 nights

Little Rome

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Venture out of the city with trips to Qohaito (in Debub Region), Metera (in Senafe) and Massawa (Former Imperial Palace & Old railway station). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Fiat Tagliero, don't miss a visit to Medebar Market, have fun at Cinema Impero, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Asmara trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Asmara is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Asmara. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Socotra Island.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites · Museums · Nightlife · Fun & Games

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Socotra Island, Yemen

— 8 nights

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.
Socotra Island is known for parks and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Qalansiyah Beach, make a trip to Diksam, stroll through Shoab beach, and head outdoors with Dihamri Marine Protected Area.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Socotra Island trip builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Asmara to Socotra Island. In September, daytime highs in Socotra Island are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Socotra Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Eritrea travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Monuments
Little Eritrea boasts diverse landscapes that include mountains, an arid coastline, and fertile swathes of land to the west. With tourism in Eritrea still a burgeoning industry, the country represents a place of adventure for daring travelers looking to get of that beaten path. The Art Deco architecture of the capital shows off the cultural complexity and interesting facets of the former Italian colony's recent history, while a number of archaeological sites provide evidence of once-thriving ancient kingdoms. The country gained independence from Ethiopia in 1993, but the areas bordering Sudan, Ethiopia, and Djibouti remain dangerous and, as a result, off the map for most foreign tourists.