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
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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, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, contemplate the long history of Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, and don't miss a visit to King Ezana's Inscription.

Make your Axum itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Geneva, Switzerland to Axum is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Geneva to Axum is 2 hours. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Adigrat.
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 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).
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Mek'ele: Wukro (Wukro Museum & Wukro Chirkos Church). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Gheralta Rock, appreciate the history behind Martyr's Memorial Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assale, and contemplate the long history of Abraha Atsbeha.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mek'ele trip tool.

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 23rd (Fri), you're off to home.
Nature · Parks · 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.