34 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

34 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Addis Ababa
— 22 nights
2
Jinka
— 1 night
3
Lalibela
— 3 nights
4
Axum
— 2 nights
5
Gonder
— 2 nights
6
Bahir Dar
— 2 nights

22
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Addis Ababa: Yerer Mountain (in Bishoftu) and Debre Libanos (Portuguese Bridge & Debre Libanos Monastery). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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London, UK to Addis Ababa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from London to Addis Ababa, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Addis Ababa, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. On the 6th (Wed), you're off to Jinka.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Debre Libanos, Yerer Mountain, Tiya World Heritage Site
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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Mount Entoto ©
Mount Entoto
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral

1
night
Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. On the 7th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Omo National Park and River.

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Getting from Addis Ababa to Jinka by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Jinka

Parks Nature
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Omo National Park and River ©
Omo National Park and River

3
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: steep yourself in history at Church of St. George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, and view the masterpieces at The Fine Art Gallery.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Lalibela trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Jinka to Lalibela in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Yemrehana Krestos Church ©
Yemrehana Krestos Church

2
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Northern Stelae Field, don't miss a visit to King Ezana's Inscription, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Arabtu Ensessa Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Tablet. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Queen of Sheba's Bath, delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Axum, and then explore the ancient world of Queen of Sheba Palace.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Axum trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Lalibela to Axum by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Obelisk of Axum ©
Obelisk of Axum
Northern Stelae Field ©
Northern Stelae Field
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion ©
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

2
nights
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 13th (Wed), revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Simien View Tour & Travel, don't miss a visit to Falasha Village, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gonder trip website.

Getting from Axum to Gonder by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 14th (Thu), you'll travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

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

2
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.
On the 15th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls and then explore the activities along Lake Tana. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Church of Debre Sina Maryam, thenview the masterpieces at Lions Art Gallery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Azwa Mariam Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Monastery of Debre Mariam.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bahir Dar online route planner.

Traveling by car from Gonder to Bahir Dar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In November, daily temperatures in Bahir Dar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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