30 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

30 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Mek'ele
— 3 nights
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Addis Ababa
— 5 nights
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Lalibela
— 4 nights
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Arba Minch
— 1 night
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Konso
— 2 nights
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Axum
— 4 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 4 nights
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Gonder
— 3 nights
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Jinka
— 1 night
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Debre Libanos
— 2 nights

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Mek'ele

Mek'ele ©
Mek'ele, also transliterated as Makale, Mekelle or Meqele, is the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dallol Ethiopia Tours and Lake Assale. Step out of Mek'ele with an excursion to Wukro Museum in Wukro--about 50 minutes away. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Martyr's Memorial Monument and examine the collection at Emperor Yohannes IV Palace.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mek'ele day trip app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Mek'ele is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Mek'ele due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in June; daily highs in Mek'ele reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Emperor Yohannes IV Palace
2.4
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Water Body
Lake Assale
4.8

5
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Nature & Wildlife Tours and Horseback Riding Tours. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with Abyssinia Ballooning, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, see Off-Road Tours, and contemplate the long history of Meskel Square.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa vacation maker site.

You can fly from Mek'ele to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. June in Addis Ababa sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.6
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Balloon Ride
Abyssinia Ballooning
5.0

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Tomb of Adam. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Ethiopian Landscape Tour, and take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lalibela itinerary site.

Getting from Addis Ababa to Lalibela by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Nechisar National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Arba Minch route planner.

You can fly from Lalibela to Arba Minch in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Konso.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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National Park
Nechisar National Park
3.4

2
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Konso

Konso ©
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. On the 15th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at El Sod and then make a trip to Konso Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Konso vacation planner.

You can drive from Arba Minch to Konso in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Axum.

Things to do in Konso

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Geologic Formation
El Sod
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World heritage site
Konso Cultural Centre
4.5

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Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastery of Debre Damo and Queen of Sheba's Bath. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Medhane Alem Adi Kesho, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arabtu Ensessa Church, and don't miss a visit to Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal.

Before you visit Axum, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Konso to Axum takes 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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World heritage site
Obelisk of Axum
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lions Art Gallery and Monastery of Debre Mariam. Next up on the itinerary: see Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours, stop by Ura Kidane Mihret, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, and admire the masterpieces at Church of Debre Sina Maryam.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Bahir Dar online itinerary planner.

Fly from Axum to Bahir Dar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Bahir Dar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Lake Tana
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Art Gallery
Lions Art Gallery
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Off-Road Tour
Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
5.0

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Gonder

Gonder ©

Camelot of Africa

A former royal city, Gonder once served as the Ethiopian Empire's capital--it still boasts well-preserved remains of 17th-century castles and palaces that shed light on the opulent lifestyle of the bygone times.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Falasha Village.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gonder day trip site.

You can drive from Bahir Dar to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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World heritage site
Fasil Ghebbi
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World heritage site
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
4.6
Religious Site
Fasiladas Bath Timket
4.2

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Jinka

Jinka
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Jinka trip planner.

You can fly from Gonder to Jinka in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. You will leave for Debre Libanos on the 28th (Mon).

Things to do in Jinka

Tours · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Debre Libanos

Debre Libanos ©
Debre Libanos is a monastery in Ethiopia, lying northwest of Addis Ababa in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region. To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Debre Libanos online day trip planner.

You can fly from Jinka to Debre Libanos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Debre Libanos, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Debre Libanos

Historic Sites
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Religious Site
Debre Libanos Monastery
4.5

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