60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Debre Libanos
— 1 night
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Lalibela
— 7 nights
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Axum
— 6 nights
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Afar Region
— 1 night
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Jinka
— 2 nights
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Addis Ababa
— 16 nights
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Gonder
— 4 nights
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Konso
— 1 night
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Bahir Dar
— 6 nights
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Mek'ele
— 6 nights
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Arba Minch
— 2 nights
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Ziway
— 5 nights

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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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): snap pictures at Portuguese Bridge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Debre Libanos Monastery.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Debre Libanos online travel route planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Debre Libanos is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Debre Libanos is 2 hours. While traveling from Stockholm, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Debre Libanos, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Debre Libanos

Historic Sites
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Debre Libanos Monastery ©
Debre Libanos Monastery

7
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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Abune Yosef. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, steep yourself in history at Biete Medhane Alem, and delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lalibela online route maker.

Fly from Debre Libanos to Lalibela in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Axum.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Abune Yosef ©
Abune Yosef
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church

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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 King Ezana's Inscription. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Medhane Alem Adi Kesho, contemplate the long history of King Bazen's Tomb, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, and make a trip to Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Axum day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Lalibela to Axum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Afar Region.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Medhane Alem Adi Kesho ©
Medhane Alem Adi Kesho
Monastery of Debre Damo
Monastery of Debre Damo
Obelisk of Axum ©
Obelisk of Axum

1
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Afar Region

Afar Region
For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Afar Region attractions planner.

You can fly from Axum to Afar Region in 6 hours. On the 16th (Wed), you're off to Jinka.
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Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mamaru Ethiopian Tours and Jinka Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Jinka online road trip planner.

You can fly from Afar Region to Jinka in 21.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Jinka

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Jinka Museum ©
Jinka Museum

16
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Coffee & Tea Tours. Spend the 24th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Adadi Maryam, see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and look for gifts at Salem's Ethiopia.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Addis Ababa travel planner.

Fly from Jinka to Addis Ababa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Addis Ababa, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Spas & Wellness
Adadi Maryam ©
Adadi Maryam

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuskuam Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village, and pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gonder online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In July, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Konso.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

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Konso

Konso ©
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing 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 see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Konso trip planner.

Fly from Gonder to Konso in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Konso

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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El Sod ©
El Sod
Konso Cultural Centre ©
Konso Cultural Centre

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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 Ura Kidane Mihret. And it doesn't end there: see Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours, take an in-depth tour of Church of Debre Sina Maryam, admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls, and hunt for treasures at Bahir Dar Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Bahir Dar attractions planning website.

You can drive from Konso to Bahir Dar in 16.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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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. Explore hidden gems such as Dallol Ethiopia Tours and Emperor Yohannes IV Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mek'ele: Wukro (Wukro Museum & Wukro Chirkos Church). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Assale, appreciate the history behind Martyr's Memorial Monument, and take in the awesome beauty at Gheralta Rock.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mek'ele trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Bahir Dar to Mek'ele in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Mek'ele can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale
Martyr's Memorial Monument ©
Martyr's Memorial Monument
Emperor Yohannes IV Palace ©
Emperor Yohannes IV Palace

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Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): wander the streets of Dorze Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nechisar National Park.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Arba Minch trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Mek'ele to Arba Minch takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mek'ele in July, expect Arba Minch to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 22°C. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Ziway.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Neighborhoods
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Nechisar National Park ©
Nechisar National Park
Dorze Village ©
Dorze Village

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Ziway

Ziway ©
Ziway or Zway is a town and separate woreda in central Ethiopia. Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Ziway and Tiya World Heritage Site. There's more to do: step off the mainland to explore Tulu Gudo and explore the activities along Lake Shala.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ziway journey tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Arba Minch to Ziway takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ziway

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Lake Ziway ©
Lake Ziway
Tiya World Heritage Site ©
Tiya World Heritage Site
Lake Shala ©
Lake Shala

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