20 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

20 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Addis Ababa
— 5 nights
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Lalibela
— 5 nights
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Mek'ele
— 2 nights
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Axum
— 2 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 3 nights
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Addis Ababa
— 2 nights

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Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa ©

City of Humans

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Off-Road Tours. Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with Abyssinia Ballooning, examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Medhane Alem Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Addis Ababa online trip itinerary planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Addis Ababa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Stockholm to Addis Ababa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect nights in Addis Ababa to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
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Abyssinia Ballooning ©
Abyssinia Ballooning
Spas & Wellness
Off-Road Tours

5
nights
Lalibela

Lalibela ©
Tourism in Lalibela, a small town nestled in Ethiopia's Lasta Mountains, prospers due to its fascinating cluster of rock-carved churches, dating back to the 12th century and boasting the status of a World Heritage Site.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Ethiopian Landscape Tour. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam, and take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lalibela online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Addis Ababa to Lalibela by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church
Tomb of Adam ©
Tomb of Adam

2
nights
Mek'ele

Mek'ele ©
Mek'ele, also transliterated as Makale, Mekelle or Meqele, is the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. On the 11th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Martyr's Memorial Monument and then take an in-depth tour of Wukro Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assale and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Dallol Ethiopia Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mek'ele road trip planning tool.

Getting from Lalibela to Mek'ele by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Axum.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale
Martyr's Memorial Monument ©
Martyr's Memorial Monument
Wukro Museum ©
Wukro Museum

2
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. On the 13th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Arabtu Ensessa Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Northern Stelae Field, contemplate the long history of Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Queen of Sheba's Bath.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Axum trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mek'ele to Axum takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Obelisk of Axum ©
Obelisk of Axum
Queen of Sheba's Bath ©
Queen of Sheba's Bath
King Ezana's Inscription ©
King Ezana's Inscription

3
nights
Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar
Palm trees and tropical gardens line the spacious avenues of Bahar Dar, a town nestled on the southern shore of the vast, glistening Lake Tana.
Explore hidden gems such as Lions Art Gallery and Church of Debre Sina Maryam. The adventure continues: see Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church, and stop by Ura Kidane Mihret.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bahir Dar itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Axum to Bahir Dar in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Bahir Dar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Lions Art Gallery ©
Lions Art Gallery
Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours ©
Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours

2
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Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa ©

City of Humans

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Tewodros Square and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adadi Maryam.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Addis Ababa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites · Museums
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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Adadi Maryam ©
Adadi Maryam
Meskel Square ©
Meskel Square

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