6 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

6 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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6 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Axum
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Axum
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Hawzen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Wukro
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Mek'ele
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Adigrat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Axum

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Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. On the 17th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Archeological Museum, make a trip to King Ezana's inscription, pause for some serene contemplation at Arabtu Ensessa Church, then explore the ancient world of The Ruins of Aksum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of New Church of St. Mary of Zion, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Queen of Sheba's Bath.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Axum attractions planning site .

Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hawzen.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Arabtu Ensessa Church ©
Arabtu Ensessa Church
The Ruins of Aksum ©
The Ruins of Aksum
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion ©
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

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Hawzen

Hawzen ©
Hawzen is a town in northern Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Abuna Yemata Guh church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Hawzen, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Axum to Hawzen takes 3 hours. In May in Hawzen, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Wukro.

Things to do in Hawzen

Historic Sites
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Abuna Yemata Guh church ©
Abuna Yemata Guh church

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Wukro

Wukro ©
Wukro OverviewWukro town, center of the 'Kilte awlaelo' district is a beautiful town just 45 km north of Mekelle, capital of Tigray in Ethiopia.Wukro is one of the famous towns in Tigray.The rock-hewn churches around Wukro are the town's most distinctive landmarks; in the early 20th century the town's name was changed from "Dongolo" (Ge'ez: ዶንጎሎ) to the Tigrigna word for a structure carved from the living rock, Wukro.Local industry includes Sheba Tannery, which is capable of processing 6,000 hides a day. On the 19th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Wukro Chirkos Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Wukro trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Hawzen to Wukro in 1.5 hours. In May in Wukro, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Wukro

Historic Sites
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Wukro Chirkos Church ©
Wukro Chirkos Church

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Mek'ele

Mek'ele ©
On the 20th (Mon), examine the collection at Emperor Yohannes IV Palace, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gheralta Rock, and then pause for some photo ops at Martyr's Memorial Monument.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Mek'ele attractions app .

Drive from Wukro to Mek'ele in an hour. In May in Mek'ele, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 58°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Adigrat.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Parks Nature Museums
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Gheralta Rock ©
Gheralta Rock
Emperor Yohannes IV Palace ©
Emperor Yohannes IV Palace
Martyr's Memorial Monument ©
Martyr's Memorial Monument

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Adigrat

Adigrat
Adigrat is a city and separate woreda in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Monastery of Debre Damo and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Holy Saviour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Adigrat trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mek'ele to Adigrat takes 2 hours. You'll set off for home on the 22nd (Wed).

Things to do in Adigrat

Historic Sites
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Monastery of Debre Damo
Monastery of Debre Damo