Axum, Ethiopia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Axum, Ethiopia? If you're planning to go to Axum, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Axum, Ethiopia

Based on the climate and weather in Axum, the best time to go is March. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Axum, Ethiopia by month

January

If you go to Axum in January, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks

February

If you are traveling to Axum in February, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion

March

March in Axum dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion

April

Traveling to Axum in April, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

May

Traveling to Axum in May, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella

June

Traveling to Axum in June, you will notice that it is warm. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella

July

If you are traveling to Axum in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts

August

Traveling to Axum in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear

September

Traveling to Axum in September, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain regularly. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals

October

October in Axum dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses

November

November here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear

December

Traveling to Axum in December, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C). There is frost occasionally.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Long skirts

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Axum, Ethiopia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Axum, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and G
  • A SIM card that works in Axum
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you are visiting a temple, pack respectful clothing
  • Appropriate museum wear

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