17 days in Eritrea, Somaliland & Djibouti Itinerary

17 days in Eritrea, Somaliland & Djibouti Itinerary

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Asmara, Eritrea
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Hargeysa, Somalia
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Djibouti, Djibouti
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Asmara, Eritrea

— 5 nights

Little Rome

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Get out of town with these interesting Asmara side-trips: Former Imperial Palace (in Massawa), Qohaito (in Debub Region) and Metera (in Senafe). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Asmara, make a trip to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nda Mariam Othodox Church, and explore the galleries of National Museum Asmara.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Asmara online holiday planner.

Seoul, South Korea to Asmara is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Seoul to Asmara due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hargeysa.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Nightlife · Museums

Side Trips

Hargeysa, Somalia

— 3 nights
A capital of the self-declared state of Somaliland, Hargeisa is the second-largest city in Somalia.
Hargeysa is known for nature, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Laas Geel, explore the galleries of Saryan Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of MiG Jet, and pick up some local products at Livestock Market.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Hargeysa online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Asmara to Hargeysa takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 21°C. On the 11th (Sat), you'll travel to Djibouti.

Things to do in Hargeysa

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Djibouti, Djibouti

— 6 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Arta Beach in Arta (about 40 minutes away). On the 15th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Day Forest National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Khor Ambado Beach, explore and take pictures at Place Menelik, shop like a local with L'ELIXIR parfumerie, and see what you can catch with Aden Fishing.

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You can fly from Hargeysa to Djibouti in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hargeysa in September: highs in Djibouti hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Djibouti

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Eritrea travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Cemeteries
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.

Somaliland travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites