34 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

34 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Jinka
— 2 nights
2
Arba Minch
— 2 nights
3
Addis Ababa
— 11 nights
4
Goba
— 1 night
5
Debre Libanos
— 1 night
6
Mek'ele
— 2 nights
7
Hawzen
— 1 night
8
Axum
— 4 nights
9
Lalibela
— 4 nights
10
Gonder
— 1 night
11
Bahir Dar
— 4 nights

2
nights
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: explore the striking landscape of Mago National Park and see the interesting displays at Jinka Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jinka route planning tool.

Addis Ababa to Jinka is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You will leave for Arba Minch on the 30th (Sat).

Things to do in Jinka

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mago National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mago National Park ©
Mago National Park
Jinka Museum ©
Jinka Museum

2
nights
Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): wander the streets of Dorze Village and then contemplate the waterfront views at Chamo Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Nechisar National Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Arba Minch driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Jinka to Arba Minch in 4 hours. In May in Arba Minch, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chamo Lake ©
Chamo Lake
Nechisar National Park ©
Nechisar National Park
Dorze Village ©
Dorze Village

11
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.
You've now added WOW ETHIOPIA Tours, Travel & Car Rental to your itinerary. The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Entoto Maryam Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Addis Ababa road trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Arba Minch to Addis Ababa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Arba Minch in June, with highs in Addis Ababa at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Goba.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
WOW ETHIOPIA Tours, Travel & Car Rental ©
WOW ETHIOPIA Tours, Travel & Car Rental
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum

1
night
Goba

Goba ©
Goba is a town and separate woreda in south-central Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Bale Mountains.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Goba trip builder site.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Goba in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Debre Libanos.

Things to do in Goba

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bale Mountains ©
Bale Mountains

1
night
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. On the 14th (Sun), snap pictures at Portuguese Bridge and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Debre Libanos Monastery.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Debre Libanos road trip planner.

You can fly from Goba to Debre Libanos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Debre Libanos

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Debre Libanos Monastery ©
Debre Libanos Monastery

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. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the activities along Lake Assale and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gheralta Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Martyr's Memorial Monument and then get engrossed in the history at Wukro Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Mek'ele day trip app.

You can fly from Debre Libanos to Mek'ele in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of car and bus. June in Mek'ele sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Hawzen.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wukro Museum
Highlights from your plan
Gheralta Rock ©
Gheralta Rock
Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale
Wukro Museum ©
Wukro Museum

1
night
Hawzen

Hawzen ©
Hawzen is a town in northern Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abuna Yemata Guh church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hawzen trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Mek'ele to Hawzen takes 2.5 hours. In June in Hawzen, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 17th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Axum.

Things to do in Hawzen

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abuna Yemata Guh church ©
Abuna Yemata Guh church

4
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. When in Axum, make a side trip to see Monastery of Debre Damo in Adigrat, approximately Adigrat away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Axum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arabtu Ensessa Church, steep yourself in history at King Ezana's Inscription, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Saturday market.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Axum trip app.

Traveling by car from Hawzen to Axum takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monastery of Debre Damo, Medhane Alem Adi Kesho
Highlights from your plan
Obelisk of Axum ©
Obelisk of Axum
Northern Stelae Field ©
Northern Stelae Field
Arabtu Ensessa Church ©
Arabtu Ensessa Church

4
nights
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.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Church of St. George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, and contemplate the long history of Biete Medhane Alem.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Lalibela travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Axum to Lalibela takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Yemrehana Krestos Church ©
Yemrehana Krestos Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, thenstep into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuskuam Church.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gonder journey builder app.

You can fly from Lalibela to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Gonder sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Kuskuam Church ©
Kuskuam Church

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.
Bahir Dar is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, look for gifts at Ura Kidane Mihret, view the masterpieces at Lions Art Gallery, and make a trip to Monastery of Debre Mariam.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Bahir Dar sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Gonder to Bahir Dar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around °C in June, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Amhara Region
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls
Azwa Mariam Monastery
Azwa Mariam Monastery

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