13 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

13 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Meskel Square, examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa driving holiday planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Addis Ababa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Addis Ababa. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Tallinn in January, with highs in Addis Ababa at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums Tours Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

3
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: explore the activities along Lake Tana, admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls, admire the masterpieces at Church of Debre Sina Maryam, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bahir Dar trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Bahir Dar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

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

2
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 25th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Church of St. George. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yemrehana Krestos Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lalibela online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and flight from Bahir Dar to Lalibela in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Lalibela

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

1
night
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. On the 27th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Arabtu Ensessa Church, thenexplore the ancient world of Obelisk of Axum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Northern Stelae Field.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Axum travel planner.

Getting from Lalibela to Axum by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites
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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, don't miss a visit to Falasha Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, thenstep into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Gonder vacation planner.

Fly from Axum to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Gonder, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gonder

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