7 days in Addis Ababa & Mahe Island Itinerary

7 days in Addis Ababa & Mahe Island Itinerary

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7 days in Addis Ababa & Mahe Island Itinerary

Start: Nairobi, Kenya
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Victoria, Seychelles
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  5​h 15​min
End: Nairobi, Kenya

2
nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Ethiopia and Lela Gallery. Head to Sabegn and Asni Galleryfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhane Alem Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Addis Ababa trip maker site .

Nairobi, Kenya to Addis Ababa is an approximately 2.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Nairobi in December, expect Addis Ababa to be a bit cooler, temps between 25°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Victoria.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Ethnological Museum ©
Ethnological Museum

4
nights
Victoria, Seychelles

Victoria ©
Victoria is the capital city of Seychelles and is situated on the north-eastern side of Mahé island, the archipelago's main island. Get some cultural insight at Clock Tower and Cathedral of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception. Head to Michael Adams Paintings Studio and Yve's Souvenir Cacheefor plenty of shopping. Take a break from Victoria with a short trip to Petite Anse in Baie Lazare, about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Beau Vallon Beach, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Du Roi Spice Garden, and head off the coast to Eden Island Seychelles.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Victoria trip planner.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Victoria in 4 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Addis Ababa to Victoria due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Addis Ababa, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Victoria, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Victoria

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mahe Island, Petite Anse, Beau Vallon Beach
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Anse Intendance ©
Anse Intendance
Beau Vallon Beach ©
Beau Vallon Beach
Petite Anse ©
Petite Anse

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