18 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

18 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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18 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Krakow
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Addis Ababa
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Konso
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Gonder
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Axum
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lalibela
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Harar
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Krakow

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Horseback Riding Tours and Menagesha Suba Forest Park. Adadi Mariam and Debre Libanos Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Medhane Alem Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Karls Square, admire the striking features of The Mausoleum of Menelik II, and contemplate the long history of Meskel Square.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Addis Ababa route builder app .

Krakow, Poland to Addis Ababa is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Krakow to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Krakow in December; daily highs in Addis Ababa reach 25°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Konso.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Debre Libanos Monastery
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Adadi Maryam ©
Adadi Maryam
Debre Libanos Monastery ©
Debre Libanos Monastery
Medhane Alem Cathedral
Medhane Alem Cathedral

1
night
Konso

Konso ©
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape at El Sod and then don't miss a visit to Konso Cultural Centre.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Konso day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Addis Ababa to Konso in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Konso

Nature Parks

Side Trip

El Sod
Highlights from your plan
El Sod ©
El Sod
Konso Cultural Centre ©
Konso Cultural Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, then take in the pleasant sights at Simien View, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. On the next day, appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Gonder day trip site .

Getting from Konso to Gonder by combination of car and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. January in Gonder sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Gonder

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Falasha Village ©
Falasha Village

2
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): make a trip to King Ezana's inscription, explore the ancient world of Queen of Sheba Palace, then steep yourself in history at Northern Stelae Field, and finally delve into the distant past at Tekle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Ezana Park, don't miss a visit to Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, then contemplate the waterfront views at Queen of Sheba's Bath, then step into the grandiose world of Chapel of the Tablet, and finally take an in-depth tour of Archeological Museum.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Axum trip simple and quick.

You can fly from Gonder to Axum in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Northern Stelae Field ©
Northern Stelae Field
Chapel of the Tablet ©
Chapel of the Tablet
Queen of Sheba Palace ©
Queen of Sheba Palace

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Climbing Tours and Abune Yosef. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church and Tomb of Adam. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Biete Medhane Alem, take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Lalibela trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and car from Axum to Lalibela in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Harar.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Biete Medhane Alem ©
Biete Medhane Alem
Abune Yosef ©
Abune Yosef

4
nights
Harar

Harar ©
The walled city of Harar--named a World Heritage Site--lives and breathes tradition.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Museo di Rimbaud and Harar Jegol Wall. Explore hidden gems such as Harar Museum and Juma Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Din Agobara Mosque.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Harar trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Harar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Harar

Museums Historic Sites
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Casa Museo di Rimbaud ©
Casa Museo di Rimbaud
Harar Museum ©
Harar Museum
Harar Jegol Wall ©
Harar Jegol Wall

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