8 days in Eritrea Itinerary

8 days in Eritrea Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Eritrea tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Asmara
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Massawa
— 1 night
Drive
3
Senafe
— 1 night
Drive
4
Debub Region
— 2 nights
Drive to Asmara International Airport, Fly to Oslo Gardermoen Airport

S M T W T F S
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17

Asmara

— 3 nights

Little Rome

Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Debre Bizen and Al Khulafa Al Rashiudin Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of National Museum Asmara, admire the striking features of Nda Mariam Othodox Church, stroll the grounds of Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di Asmara.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Asmara trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Asmara is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Oslo to Asmara. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Massawa.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites · Nightlife · Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Massawa

— 1 night
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. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Old railway station and then explore the historical opulence of Former Imperial Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Massawa journey planner.

You can drive from Asmara to Massawa in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Senafe.

Things to do in Massawa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 8:

Senafe

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Metera.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Senafe tour planner.

Traveling by car from Massawa to Senafe takes 3.5 hours. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Debub Region.

Things to do in Senafe

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Debub Region

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Qohaito.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Debub Region tour planner.

Traveling by car from Senafe to Debub Region takes 2 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Debub Region

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 11:
Highlights from your trip

Eritrea travel guide

4.3
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.