11 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

11 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sohag
Fly:  10 h
1
Addis Ababa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 15 min
2
Bahir Dar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Gonder
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Lalibela
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
5
Afar Region
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  18 h 45 min
End: Sohag

2
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, then see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arada Giyorgis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Ethnological Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, and finally make a trip to Menelik II Square.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip maker website.

Sohag, Egypt to Addis Ababa is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sohag to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sohag in April, expect Addis Ababa to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums Outdoors Tours
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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Mount Entoto ©
Mount Entoto

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Church of Debre Sina Maryam and then explore the activities along Lake Tana. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Lions Art Gallery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Bahir Dar trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Addis Ababa, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bahir Dar, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blue Nile Falls
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Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls
Lions Art Gallery ©
Lions Art Gallery

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.
On the 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village, and finally revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Gonder route app.

Getting from Bahir Dar to Gonder by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In April, daytime highs in Gonder are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites Shopping
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Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

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.
On the 28th (Tue), browse the exhibits of The Fine Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, and then don't miss a visit to Church of St. George. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery and then pause for some serene contemplation at Yemrehana Krestos Church.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lalibela online itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Gonder to Lalibela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Afar Region.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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

1
night
Afar Region

Afar Region
To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Afar Region trip itinerary maker tool.

Explore your travel options from Lalibela to Afar Region with the Route module. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Afar Region

Nature Parks

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