20 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

20 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Addis Ababa
— 5 nights
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Lalibela
— 5 nights
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Mek'ele
— 2 nights
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Axum
— 2 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 3 nights
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Addis Ababa
— 2 nights

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Abyssinia Ballooning. Spend the 3rd (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Medhane Alem Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa day trip planning website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Addis Ababa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Addis Ababa. Traveling from Stockholm in June, you will find days in Addis Ababa are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas
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Balloon Ride
Abyssinia Ballooning
5.0
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Spa / Wellness
Spas & Wellness
1.8
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Off-Road Tour
Off-Road Tours
4.9

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Tomb of Adam. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Church of St. George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, and browse the exhibits of The Fine Art Gallery.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lalibela day trip app.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Lalibela in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your trip

2
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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. On the 11th (Fri), appreciate the history behind Martyr's Memorial Monument and then take an in-depth tour of Wukro Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assale and then deepen your understanding of the past and present with Dallol Ethiopia Tours.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mek'ele road trip planning tool.

Getting from Lalibela to Mek'ele by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 16°C. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Axum.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Water Body
Lake Assale
4.8
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History Museum
Wukro Museum
4.6

2
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Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. On the 13th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Arabtu Ensessa Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Northern Stelae Field, contemplate the long history of Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Queen of Sheba's Bath.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Axum trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Mek'ele to Axum takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Obelisk of Axum
4.1
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Historic Site
King Ezana's Inscription
3.3

3
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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. There's much more to do: see Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church, and take an in-depth tour of Church of Debre Sina Maryam.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Bahir Dar trip planner.

Getting from Axum to Bahir Dar by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daily temperatures in Bahir Dar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

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

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Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa ©

City of Humans

Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Tewodros Square and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Adadi Maryam.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Addis Ababa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Adadi Maryam
4.4
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Historic Site
Meskel Square
2.6

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