30 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

30 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Mek'ele
— 3 nights
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Addis Ababa
— 6 nights
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Lalibela
— 4 nights
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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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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Dallol Ethiopia Tours and Emperor Yohannes IV Palace. Take a break from Mek'ele with a short trip to Wukro Museum in Wukro, about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Assale and pause for some photo ops at Martyr's Memorial Monument.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mek'ele trip app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Mek'ele is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Mek'ele, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in Mek'ele: highs are around 30°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Museums · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

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

6
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Coffee & Tea Tours. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Adadi Maryam, see Off-Road Tours, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, and stop by Salem's Ethiopia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Addis Ababa tour website.

You can fly from Mek'ele to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Addis Ababa, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.6
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Historic Site
Adadi Maryam
4.4

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 Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Church of St. George, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Ethiopian Landscape Tour.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Lalibela visit planning website.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Lalibela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Konso.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Konso

Konso ©
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at El Sod and then don't miss a visit to Konso Cultural Centre.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Konso day trip app.

You can drive from Lalibela to Konso in 18 hours. Another option is to fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Konso

Nature · Parks

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Geologic Formation
El Sod
2.7
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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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Monastery of Debre Damo and Chapel of the Tablet. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Axum, make a trip to King Ezana's Inscription, take an in-depth tour of Archeological Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Northern Stelae Field.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Axum online holiday planner.

Fly from Konso to Axum in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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World heritage site
Obelisk of Axum
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4
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lions Art Gallery and Ura Kidane Mihret. And it doesn't end there: see Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours, don't miss a visit to Monastery of Debre Mariam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church, and take an in-depth tour of Church of Debre Sina Maryam.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bahir Dar trip planner.

Getting from Axum to Bahir Dar by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Bahir Dar are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Nature

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Falasha Village. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gonder tour builder tool.

Drive from Bahir Dar to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In June in Gonder, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Debre Libanos.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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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
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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. On the 29th (Tue), snap pictures at Portuguese Bridge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Debre Libanos Monastery.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Debre Libanos online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Gonder to Debre Libanos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Debre Libanos when traveling from Gonder in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can 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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