13 days in Tigray Region Itinerary

13 days in Tigray Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tigray Region trip planner

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Axum
— 4 nights
Drive
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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, take in the spiritual surroundings of Northern Stelae Field, and steep yourself in history at King Ezana's Inscription.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Axum sightseeing planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Axum is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. You will leave for Adigrat on the 16th (Fri).

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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 still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Monastery of Debre Damo and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Holy Saviour.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Adigrat planning app.

Traveling by car from Axum to Adigrat takes 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Mek'ele on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Adigrat

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Mek'ele: 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 examine the collection at Emperor Yohannes IV Palace.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mek'ele road trip website.

Getting from Adigrat to Mek'ele by car takes about 2 hours. August in Mek'ele sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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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.