17 days in Addis Ababa, Jinka & Mek'ele Itinerary

17 days in Addis Ababa, Jinka & Mek'ele Itinerary

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17 days in Addis Ababa, Jinka & Mek'ele Itinerary

Start: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Fly:  23​h
1
Addis Ababa
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Jinka
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Mek'ele
— 5 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

4
nights
Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa ©
A sprawling metropolis and home to millions of Ethiopians, Addis Ababa houses many international organizations, embassies, and commissions, making it a diplomatic, political, and economic hub of the country.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Holy Trinity Cathedral and National Museum of Ethiopia. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Menagesha Suba Forest Park. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, steep yourself in history at Meskel Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Arada Giyorgis.

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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic to Addis Ababa is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Punta Cana to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Punta Cana, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Addis Ababa, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums
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Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

4
nights
Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Jinka is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Jinka Museum and explore the striking landscape of Mago National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Jinka trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Jinka takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Mek'ele on the 9th (Thu).

Things to do in Jinka

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mago National Park
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Mago National Park ©
Mago National Park
Jinka Museum ©
Jinka Museum

5
nights
Mek'ele

Mek'ele ©
Get a sense of the local culture at Wukro Chirkos Church and Abraha Atsbeha. Wukro Museum and Emperor Yohannes IV Palace will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Mek'ele with an excursion to Cathedral of the Holy Saviour in Adigrat--about 2 hours away.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mek'ele day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Jinka to Mek'ele takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wukro, Cathedral of the Holy Saviour
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Wukro Chirkos Church ©
Wukro Chirkos Church
Gheralta Rock ©
Gheralta Rock
Wukro Museum ©
Wukro Museum

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