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, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Axum, take an in-depth tour of Archeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Tablet, and contemplate the long history of Northern Stelae Field.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Axum online trip planner.

Geneva, Switzerland to Axum is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. You'll set off for Adigrat on the 17th (Sat).
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.
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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). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Gheralta Rock, pause for some photo ops at Martyr's Memorial Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assale, and browse the exhibits of Emperor Yohannes IV Palace.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mek'ele trip planner.

Drive from Adigrat to Mek'ele in 2 hours. August in Mek'ele sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 24th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Tigray Region travel guide

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Ruins · Historic Sites · Churches
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.