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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Adadi Mariam and Medhane Alem Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Menagesha Suba Forest Park and Debre Libanos Monastery. There's much more to do: trot along with a tour on horseback, browse the exhibits of Asni Gallery, admire the landmark architecture of The Mausoleum of Menelik II, and appreciate the history behind Statue of Bob Marley.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Addis Ababa day trip app .

Krakow, Poland to Addis Ababa is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Krakow to Addis Ababa is 2 hours. In December, Addis Ababa is much warmer than Krakow - with highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Konso.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites Parks 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. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at El Sod and then make a trip to Konso Cultural Centre.

Plan a trip to Konso easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

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

Things to do in Konso

Parks Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Falasha Village and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then take in the pleasant sights at Simien View, and then revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gonder journey builder website .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Konso to Gonder takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In January in Gonder, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish 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. On the 4th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Queen of Sheba Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Northern Stelae Field, then don't miss a visit to King Ezana's inscription, and finally explore the activities along Queen of Sheba's Bath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Tekle, don't miss a visit to Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, then explore the historical opulence of Chapel of the Tablet, then get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, and finally make a trip to Ezana Park.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Axum trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Gonder to Axum takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church and Abune Yosef. Get some historical perspective at Biete Medhane Alem and Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab. Next up on the itinerary: trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, browse the exhibits of The Fine Art Gallery, and explore the ancient world of Tomb of Adam.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Lalibela online attractions planner .

Do a combination of flight and car from Axum to Lalibela in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Casa Museo di Rimbaud and Harar Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Din Agobara Mosque and Harar Jegol Wall. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Juma Mosque.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Harar trip maker app .

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 in Harar, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 19°C at night. You will leave for home on the 12th (Sun).

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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