30 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

30 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Lalibela
— 4 nights
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Axum
— 4 nights
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Jinka
— 1 night
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Addis Ababa
— 6 nights
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Gonder
— 2 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 5 nights
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Mek'ele
— 3 nights
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Arba Minch
— 2 nights
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Ziway
— 2 nights

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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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Climbing Tours and Tomb of Adam. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Ethiopian Landscape Tour, and view the masterpieces at The Fine Art Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Lalibela day trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Lalibela is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church
Tomb of Adam ©
Tomb of Adam

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Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Queen of Sheba's Bath and Chapel of the Tablet. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Axum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, contemplate the long history of King Bazen's Tomb, and don't miss a visit to King Ezana's Inscription.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Axum trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Lalibela to Axum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Obelisk of Axum ©
Obelisk of Axum
Queen of Sheba's Bath ©
Queen of Sheba's Bath
Chapel of the Tablet ©
Chapel of the Tablet

1
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Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): examine the collection at Jinka Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Jinka day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Axum to Jinka takes 22 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Jinka Museum ©
Jinka Museum

6
nights
Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa ©
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 Coffee & Tea Tours. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Adadi Maryam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhane Alem Cathedral, stop by Salem's Ethiopia, and examine the collection at Ethnological Museum.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa attractions planner.

You can fly from Jinka to Addis Ababa in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Addis Ababa sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Spas & Wellness
Adadi Maryam ©
Adadi Maryam

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Gonder

Gonder ©
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.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and then get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gonder trip site.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Gonder in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June in Gonder, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

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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 Church of Debre Sina Maryam. The adventure continues: see Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours, look for gifts at Ura Kidane Mihret, pause for some serene contemplation at St George Church, and explore the activities along Lake Tana.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bahir Dar trip website.

You can drive from Gonder to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. June in Bahir Dar sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Ura Kidane Mihret
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Lions Art Gallery ©
Lions Art Gallery
Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours ©
Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours

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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. Explore hidden gems such as Dallol Ethiopia Tours and Lake Assale. Go for a jaunt from Mek'ele to Wukro to see Wukro Museum about 50 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at Martyr's Memorial Monument and examine the collection at Emperor Yohannes IV Palace.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mek'ele trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Mek'ele takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Mek'ele sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. You'll set off for Arba Minch on the 26th (Sat).

Things to do in Mek'ele

Museums · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Wukro Museum
Highlights from your plan
Emperor Yohannes IV Palace ©
Emperor Yohannes IV Palace
Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale
Martyr's Memorial Monument ©
Martyr's Memorial Monument

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Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Konso Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Arba Minch trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Mek'ele to Arba Minch in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Mek'ele in June, Arba Minch is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ziway.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Konso Cultural Centre
Highlights from your plan
Dorze Village ©
Dorze Village
Konso Cultural Centre ©
Konso Cultural Centre

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Ziway

Ziway ©
Ziway or Zway is a town and separate woreda in central Ethiopia. On the 29th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ziway.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ziway online trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Arba Minch to Ziway in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 30th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ziway

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ziway ©
Lake Ziway

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