24 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

24 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Addis Ababa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Lalibela
— 6 nights
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Mek'ele
— 2 nights
Drive
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Axum
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bahir Dar
— 4 nights
Fly
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Addis Ababa
— 2 nights
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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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Off-Road Tours. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Adadi Maryam, soar above the sights with Abyssinia Ballooning, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Medhane Alem Cathedral.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Addis Ababa is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Addis Ababa, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 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 · Historic Sites · Wildlife

6
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Climbing Tours and Tomb of Adam. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Church of St. George, explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, pause for some serene contemplation at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Abune Yosef.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lalibela route planner.

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

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

2
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Mek'ele

Mek'ele, also transliterated as Makale, Mekelle or Meqele, is the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): 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.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mek'ele trip website.

Traveling by car from Lalibela to Mek'ele takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In June, daytime highs in Mek'ele are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 14th (Mon), you're off to Axum.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

4
nights
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 Medhane Alem Adi Kesho. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Axum, don't miss a visit to Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, explore the activities along Queen of Sheba's Bath, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arabtu Ensessa Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Axum attractions site.

Traveling by car from Mek'ele to Axum takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

4
nights
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 Monastery of Debre Mariam. There's much more to do: gain a rich perspective with Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours, explore the activities along Lake Tana, stop by Ura Kidane Mihret, and pause for some serene contemplation at St George Church.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bahir Dar holiday planner.

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

Outdoors · Tours · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

2
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Addis Ababa

City of Humans

On the 23rd (Wed), examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then make a trip to Menelik II Square.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Addis Ababa holiday maker website.

You can fly from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Ethiopia travel guide

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Specialty 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.