32 days in Eritrea Itinerary

32 days in Eritrea Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  29 h
— 12 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
— 17 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Washington DC


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. Massawa is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Former Imperial Palace, admire the striking features of Old railway station, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shaafi Mosque, and explore the ancient world of Adulis.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Massawa trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Massawa is an approximately 30- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Washington DC to Massawa. On the 31st (Sat), you'll travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Massawa

Historic Sites
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Former Imperial Palace ©
Former Imperial Palace
Former Banco d'Italia ©
Former Banco d'Italia
Covered Bazaar ©
Covered Bazaar


Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Explore Asmara's surroundings by going to Qohaito (in Debub Region) and Keren (Former Eritrean Railway Keren Station, Keren War Cemetery, &more). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave), admire the landmark architecture of Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cattedrale di Asmara, and pause for some photo ops at Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Asmara holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Massawa to Asmara takes 2 hours. On the 17th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Keren, Qohaito
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Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave)
Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave)
Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
Medebar Market ©
Medebar Market