13 days in Tigray Region Itinerary

13 days in Tigray Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tigray Region itinerary planner

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Axum
— 4 nights
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Adigrat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mek'ele
— 4 nights
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Axum

— 4 nights
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Axum is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Axum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Medhane Alem Adi Kesho, explore the activities along Queen of Sheba's Bath, and don't miss a visit to King Ezana's Inscription.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Axum trip app.

Geneva, Switzerland to Axum is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. On the 17th (Sat), you'll travel to Adigrat.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Adigrat

— 3 nights
Adigrat is a city and separate woreda in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Step out of Adigrat with an excursion to Abuna Yemata Guh church in Hawzen--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Monastery of Debre Damo and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Holy Saviour.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Adigrat day trip planner.

You can drive from Axum to Adigrat in 2.5 hours. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Adigrat

Historic Sites

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Mek'ele

— 4 nights
Mek'ele, also transliterated as Makale, Mekelle or Meqele, is the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Explore Mek'ele's surroundings by going to Wukro (Wukro Museum & Wukro Chirkos Church). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gheralta Rock, appreciate the history behind Martyr's Memorial Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assale, and steep yourself in history at Abraha Atsbeha.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mek'ele trip website.

You can drive from Adigrat to Mek'ele in 2 hours. In August in Mek'ele, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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Tigray Region travel guide

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Ruins · Churches · Sacred & Religious Sites
A tour of Tigray Region reveals a sacred land in which visitors can observe various pre-Christian monuments, including obelisks erected in the 2nd century BCE. Although mostly deforested, Tigray's landscape remains striking thanks to a chain of mountain reaching heights of up to 3,500 m (11,500 ft). If you get tired of hiking those steep slopes, remember that other notable places to visit in Tigray Region include rock-hewn churches, ancient monasteries, and historic mosques.