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
Fly to Baco Airport, Drive to Key Afer
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Key Afer
— 1 night
Drive to Baco Airport, Fly to Lalibela
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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
Drive to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Fly to Stockholm

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Mek'ele

— 5 nights
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 Lake Assale. Explore Mek'ele's surroundings by going to Wukro (Wukro Museum & Wukro Chirkos Church). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Martyr's Memorial Monument, take in the awesome beauty at Gheralta Rock, and explore the galleries of Emperor Yohannes IV Palace.

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 21-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 fly to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 6:

Addis Ababa

— 19 nights

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 Adadi Maryam and Coffee & Tea Tours. Step out of Addis Ababa to go to Tiya and see Tiya World Heritage Site, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with Abyssinia Ballooning, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Medhane Alem Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Addis Ababa trip website.

Fly from Mek'ele to Addis Ababa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Key Afer.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 6 — 25:

Key Afer

— 1 night
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

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 26:

Lalibela

— 7 nights
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: steep yourself in history at Church of St. George, don't miss a visit to Biete Medhane Alem, take in the awesome beauty at Abune Yosef, and take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Lalibela trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Key Afer to Lalibela with the Route module. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 4:

Arba Minch

— 2 nights
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
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Konso

— 2 nights
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 fly to Axum.

Things to do in Konso

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Axum

— 5 nights
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, steep yourself in history at Queen of Sheba's Bath, and make a trip to King Ezana's Inscription.

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 20.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 13:

Bahir Dar

— 7 nights
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 Church of Debre Sina Maryam and Lions Art Gallery. 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 fly to Afar Region.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Shopping · Nature · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 20:

Afar Region

— 1 night
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 2.5 hours. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Gonder.
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Gonder

— 5 nights

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. And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, and revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gonder trip maker tool.

Fly from Afar Region to Gonder in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 26th (Mon), you'll travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

Jinka

— 2 nights
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the galleries of 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 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 28th (Wed), you'll travel to Debre Libanos.

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 28:
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Debre Libanos

— 2 nights
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 3.5 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
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Ethiopia travel guide

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Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.