18 days in Warsaw & Ethiopia Itinerary

18 days in Warsaw & Ethiopia Itinerary

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18 days in Warsaw & Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Krakow, Poland
train:  2​h 30​min
1
Warsaw, Poland
— 7 nights
Fly:  12​h
2
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
4
Gonder, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
5
Axum, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Hawzen, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Krakow, Poland

7
nights
Warsaw, Poland

Warsaw ©
Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Treblinka Memorial and Cmentarz Wojskowy na Powazkach. Popular historic sites such as Holy Cross Church (Kosciol Swietego Krzyza) and The National Museum in Warsaw are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Warsaw: Lodz (Planetarium EC1, Jewish cemetery lodz, & more), Sierpc (Museum of the Mazovian Countryside & Sanktuarium Matki Boskiej Sierpeckiej) and Tumskie Hill (in Plock). And it doesn't end there: explore the different monuments and memorials at Jewish Cemetery (Cmentarz Zydowski), examine the collection at Muzeum Wsi Radomskiej, explore the engaging exhibits at Dollhouse Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Muzeum w Nieborowie i Arkadii. Oddział Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Warsaw online journey planner .

Krakow to Warsaw is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. In December in Warsaw, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Lodz, Radom, Sierpc, Frederic Chopin Monument, Muzeum w Nieborowie i Arkadii. Oddział Muzeum Narodowego w Warszawie
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1
night
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Addis Ababa Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tofic Mosque, then examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Addis Ababa online itinerary maker .

You can fly from Warsaw to Addis Ababa in 12 hours. Traveling from Warsaw to Addis Ababa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Warsaw in January, with highs in Addis Ababa at 27°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Museums Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©

2
nights
Lalibela, Ethiopia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yemrehanna Kristos, pause for some serene contemplation at Asheton Maryam Monastery, and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. George. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam, then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Lalibela road trip planning website .

Fly from Addis Ababa to Lalibela in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Yemrehanna Kristos ©
Yemrehanna Kristos
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Asheton Maryam Monastery ©
Asheton Maryam Monastery

2
nights
Gonder, Ethiopia

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 7th (Tue), get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Simien View and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Gonder trip tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lalibela to Gonder in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, daytime highs in Gonder are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Gonder

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

2
nights
Axum, Ethiopia

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Queen of Sheba Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Northern Stelae Field, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, then explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Axum, and finally make a trip to King Ezana's inscription. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, steep yourself in history at Queen of Sheba's Bath, then step into the grandiose world of Chapel of the Tablet, then make a trip to King Bazen's Tomb, and finally delve into the distant past at Tekle.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Axum online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Gonder to Axum in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hawzen.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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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

1
night
Hawzen, Ethiopia

Hawzen ©
Hawzen is a town in northern Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abuna Yemata Guh church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hawzen tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Axum to Hawzen takes 4 hours. January in Hawzen sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hawzen

Historic Sites
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Abuna Yemata Guh church ©
Abuna Yemata Guh church

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