5 days in Mek'ele & Eritrea Itinerary

5 days in Mek'ele & Eritrea Itinerary

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5 days in Mek'ele & Eritrea Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Mek'ele, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Asmara, Eritrea
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

2
nights
Mek'ele, Ethiopia

Mek'ele ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assale and then take in the awesome beauty at Gheralta Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Emperor Yohannes IV Palace and then appreciate the history behind Martyr's Memorial Monument.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Mek'ele road trip website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mek'ele is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Dubai to Mek'ele, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Mek'ele to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Asmara.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale
Gheralta Rock ©
Gheralta Rock
Martyr's Memorial Monument ©
Martyr's Memorial Monument

2
nights
Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Fiat Tagliero, admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Asmara, don't miss a visit to Medebar Market, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, then pause for some serene contemplation at Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara, and finally make a trip to Liberation Avenue.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Asmara online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Mek'ele to Asmara takes 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Asmara

Historic Sites
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Cattedrale di Asmara ©
Cattedrale di Asmara
Fiat Tagliero ©
Fiat Tagliero
Liberation Avenue
Liberation Avenue