60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Mek'ele
— 5 nights
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Addis Ababa
— 19 nights
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Key Afer
— 1 night
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Lalibela
— 7 nights
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Arba Minch
— 2 nights
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Konso
— 2 nights
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Axum
— 5 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 7 nights
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Afar Region
— 1 night
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Gonder
— 5 nights
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Jinka
— 2 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. Step off the beaten path and head to Dallol Ethiopia Tours and Emperor Yohannes IV Palace. Explore Mek'ele's surroundings by going to Wukro (Wukro Museum & Wukro Chirkos Church). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Lake Assale, take in the awesome beauty at Gheralta Rock, and pause for some photo ops at Martyr's Memorial Monument.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Mek'ele day trip website.

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 somewhat 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 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

19
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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 Adadi Maryam. When in Addis Ababa, make a side trip to see Tiya World Heritage Site in Tiya, approximately Tiya away. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with Abyssinia Ballooning, examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhane Alem Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Addis Ababa itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Mek'ele to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key Afer.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.6
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Nature / Park
Entoto Natural Park
4.4

1
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Key Afer

Key Afer
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Mamaru Ethiopian Tours.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Key Afer day trip site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Addis Ababa to Key Afer. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Key Afer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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7
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 Abune Yosef. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Church of St. George, make a trip to Biete Medhane Alem, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, and pause for some serene contemplation at Yemrehana Krestos Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Lalibela road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Key Afer to Lalibela. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
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Historic Site
Church of St. George
4.9
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Mountain
Abune Yosef
4.4

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Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nechisar National Park. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Chamo Lake.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Arba Minch route planner.

You can fly from Lalibela to Arba Minch in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Arba Minch are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Konso.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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National Park
Nechisar National Park
3.4
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Water Body
Chamo Lake
4.3

2
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Konso

Konso ©
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at El Sod and then don't miss a visit to Konso Cultural Centre.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Konso trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Arba Minch to Konso in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Axum.

Things to do in Konso

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Geologic Formation
El Sod
2.7
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World heritage site
Konso Cultural Centre
4.5

5
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Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of Debre Damo and Chapel of the Tablet. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Medhane Alem Adi Kesho, walk around Ezana Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Northern Stelae Field, and steep yourself in history at King Bazen's Tomb.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Axum day trip tool.

You can fly from Konso to Axum in 21.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough 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
4.1

7
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lions Art Gallery and Ura Kidane Mihret. The adventure continues: see Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours, make a trip to Monastery of Debre Mariam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church, and take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bahir Dar day trip planner.

Fly from Axum to Bahir Dar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Afar Region.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Must see
Lake Tana
4.2
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Art Gallery
Lions Art Gallery
5.0
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Off-Road Tour
Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
5.0

1
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Afar Region

Afar Region
To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Afar Region trip builder site.

Getting from Bahir Dar to Afar Region by flight takes about 6 hours. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Gonder.
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

5
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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: explore the historical opulence 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 Kuskuam Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gonder trip website.

Getting from Afar Region to Gonder by flight takes about 6 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. You'll set off for Jinka on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:
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World heritage site
Fasil Ghebbi
4.6
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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. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Jinka Museum.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jinka tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Gonder to Jinka in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Debre Libanos.

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
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Specialty Museum
Jinka Museum
4.1

2
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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 find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Debre Libanos online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Jinka to Debre Libanos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Debre Libanos, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough 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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