5 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

5 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Lalibela
— 1 night
Fly
2
Gonder
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bahir Dar
— 1 night
Fly
4
Addis Ababa
— 1 night
Fly

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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 28th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, and then don't miss a visit to Church of St. George.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Lalibela road trip website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Lalibela is an approximately 11-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

1
night
Gonder

Camelot of Africa

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 29th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Falasha Village, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gonder journey planner.

You can fly from Lalibela to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Gonder, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Shopping

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Church of Debre Sina Maryam and then explore the activities along Lake Tana.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bahir Dar trip planning site.

You can drive from Gonder to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gonder in December since evenings lows in Bahir Dar dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Parks · Nature · Museums

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Addis Ababa

City of Humans

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 31st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, then examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip itinerary site.

Fly from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Bahir Dar in December, with highs in Addis Ababa at 25°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums · Historic Sites

Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.