8 days in Tigray Region Itinerary

8 days in Tigray Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tigray Region trip planner
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Axum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hawzen
— 1 night
Drive
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Mek'ele
— 2 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, don't miss a visit to Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, steep yourself in history at Northern Stelae Field, and delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Axum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Axum road trip planning website.

Oslo, Norway to Axum is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Axum is 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Hawzen.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Hawzen — 1 night

Hawzen is a town in northern Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abuna Yemata Guh church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hawzen holiday maker website.

You can drive from Axum to Hawzen in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Mek'ele.
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Historic Sites
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Mek'ele — 2 nights

Mek'ele, also transliterated as Makale, Mekelle or Meqele, is the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. On the 6th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Dallol Ethiopia Tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Gheralta Rock.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mek'ele trip planner.

Getting from Hawzen to Mek'ele by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Tigray Region travel guide

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Ruins · Churches · Historic 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.
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