5 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

5 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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5 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Lalibela
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Gonder
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
3
Addis Ababa
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yemrehanna Kristos, then contemplate the long history of Church of St. George, then delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, and finally view the masterpieces at The Fine Art Gallery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lalibela trip itinerary planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Lalibela is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern African Time (EAT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gonder.

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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Yemrehanna Kristos ©
Yemrehanna Kristos

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gonder trip builder site .

Getting from Lalibela to Gonder by combination of car and flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daytime highs in Gonder are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Addis Ababa.

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Ethnological Museum, then see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, and finally examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Meskel Square, hunt for treasures at Addis Mercato, then take in the exciting artwork at Asni Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Salem's Ethiopia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Addis Ababa online trip maker .

Fly from Gonder to Addis Ababa in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Gonder in August since evenings lows in Addis Ababa dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

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