60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Mek'ele
— 3 nights
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Addis Ababa
— 17 nights
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Key Afer
— 1 night
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Lalibela
— 7 nights
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Arba Minch
— 3 nights
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Konso
— 2 nights
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Axum
— 5 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 6 nights
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Afar Region
— 4 nights
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Gonder
— 3 nights
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Jinka
— 3 nights
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Debre Libanos
— 1 day

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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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dallol Ethiopia Tours and Lake Assale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mek'ele: Wukro (Wukro Chirkos Church & Wukro Museum). It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Emperor Yohannes IV Palace and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gheralta Rock.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mek'ele road trip app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Mek'ele is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Mek'ele due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Stockholm in June, with highs in Mek'ele at 30°C and lows at 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Mountain
Gheralta Rock
4.5
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Water Body
Lake Assale
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Emperor Yohannes IV Palace
2.4

17
nights
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 Nature & Wildlife Tours and Coffee & Tea Tours. On the 21st (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Adadi Maryam, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa tour website.

You can fly from Mek'ele to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June in Addis Ababa, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Key Afer.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Nature / Wildlife Tour
Nature & Wildlife Tours
4.6
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Historic Site
Adadi Maryam
4.4

1
night
Key Afer

Key Afer
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Mamaru Ethiopian Tours.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Key Afer trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Addis Ababa to Key Afer. On the 23rd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Key Afer

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

7
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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 lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Church of St. George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yemrehana Krestos Church, gain a rich perspective with Ethiopian Landscape Tour, and take in the awesome beauty at Abune Yosef.

To find out how to plan a trip to Lalibela, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Key Afer to Lalibela in 25.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Lalibela Eco Trekking Tours
4.7
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Historic Site
Church of St. George
4.9

3
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Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Spend the 2nd (Fri) exploring nature at Nechisar National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Arba Minch trip builder site.

You can fly from Lalibela to Arba Minch in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. July in Arba Minch sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Konso.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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National Park
Nechisar National Park
3.4
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Water Body
Chamo Lake
4.3
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Neighborhood
Dorze Village
4.1

2
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Konso

Konso ©
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at El Sod and then make a trip to Konso Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Konso trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Arba Minch to Konso takes 1.5 hours. On the 6th (Tue), you'll travel to Axum.

Things to do in Konso

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Geologic Formation
El Sod
2.7
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World heritage site
Konso Cultural Centre
4.5

5
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Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Medhane Alem Adi Kesho and Queen of Sheba Palace. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Axum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Tablet, and steep yourself in history at King Bazen's Tomb.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Axum trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Konso to Axum in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 12th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Obelisk of Axum
4.1

6
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lions Art Gallery and Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Tana, take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls, explore the world behind art at Church of Debre Sina Maryam, and don't miss a visit to Monastery of Debre Mariam.

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

Fly from Axum to Bahir Dar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Afar Region.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

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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Afar Region

Afar Region
Take the guesswork out of planning a Afar Region vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Afar Region takes 6 hours. You will leave for Gonder on the 22nd (Thu).

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Gonder

Gonder ©

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. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuskuam Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gonder travel planner.

You can fly from Afar Region to Gonder in 6 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. On the 26th (Mon), you're off to Jinka.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
4.6
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World heritage site
Fasil Ghebbi
4.6
Religious Site
Fasiladas Bath Timket
4.2

3
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Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Jinka is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Jinka Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Jinka driving holiday app.

You can fly from Gonder to Jinka in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 29th (Thu), you're off to Debre Libanos.

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
Jinka Museum
4.1

1
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Debre Libanos

Debre Libanos
Debre Libanos is a monastery in Ethiopia, lying northwest of Addis Ababa in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region. To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Debre Libanos holiday maker website.

Traveling by flight from Jinka to Debre Libanos takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Fri).

Things to do in Debre Libanos

Historic Sites

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