24 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

24 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Addis Ababa
— 5 nights
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Lalibela
— 6 nights
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Mek'ele
— 2 nights
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Axum
— 4 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 4 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Abyssinia Ballooning. Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the striking features of The Mausoleum of Menelik II, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Addis Ababa attractions website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Addis Ababa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Stockholm to Addis Ababa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: highs in Addis Ababa hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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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

6
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Climbing Tours and Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Church of St. George, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Adam, take in the awesome beauty at Abune Yosef, and indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Ethiopian Landscape Tour.

To see photos and more tourist information, refer to the Lalibela road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Lalibela takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Church of St. George
4.9
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Mountain
Abune Yosef
4.4

2
nights
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 12th (Sat), pause for some photo ops at Martyr's Memorial Monument and then take an in-depth tour of Wukro Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assale and then get a dose of the wild on Dallol Ethiopia Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mek'ele vacation maker app.

You can drive from Lalibela to Mek'ele in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daily temperatures in Mek'ele can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 14th (Mon), you'll travel to Axum.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Tours

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

4
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Monastery of Debre Damo and Medhane Alem Adi Kesho. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Axum, walk around Ezana Park, contemplate the long history of King Ezana's Inscription, and don't miss a visit to Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Axum travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Mek'ele to Axum by car takes about 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Obelisk of Axum
4.1

4
nights
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, pause for some serene contemplation at St George Church, and make a trip to Monastery of Debre Mariam.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Bahir Dar vacation builder site.

You can fly from Axum to Bahir Dar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Bahir Dar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Shopping · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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

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Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa ©

City of Humans

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhane Alem Cathedral, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, and then make a trip to Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa route maker site.

Getting from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip
Coffee / Tea Tour
Coffee & Tea Tours
5.0
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Religious Site
Medhane Alem Cathedral
4.4

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