5 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

5 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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5 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  16​h
1
Lalibela
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Gonder
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Addis Ababa
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Abu Dhabi

1
day
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 10th (Sat), make a trip to Church of St. George and then explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lalibela trip tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Lalibela is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Abu Dhabi to Lalibela is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George

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 11th (Sun), revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Simien View, then step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gonder attractions planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lalibela to Gonder in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Gonder

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Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

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 12th (Mon), examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arada Giyorgis, then explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill, and then look for gifts at Sabahar.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Addis Ababa trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Gonder to Addis Ababa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Gonder in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Addis Ababa, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums Historic Sites Nature
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Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Entoto Hill ©
Entoto Hill
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©

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