56 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

56 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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56 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  17​h
1
Goba
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Arba Minch
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Ziway
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h
4
Afar Region
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Dek Island
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Axum
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Hawzen
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Mek'ele
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
9
Gonder
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Lalibela
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h
11
Bahir Dar
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
12
Jinka
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
13
Addis Ababa
— 6 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

3
nights
Goba

Goba ©
Goba is a town and separate woreda in south-central Ethiopia. Goba is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bale Mountains.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Goba tour itinerary maker app .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Goba is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll set off for Arba Minch on the 7th (Wed).

Things to do in Goba

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bale Mountains ©
Bale Mountains

3
nights
Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Get outdoors at Chamo Lake and Nechisar National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Arba Minch trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Goba to Arba Minch by combination of car and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. November in Arba Minch sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 19°C at night. On the 11th (Sun), you'll travel to Ziway.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Chamo Lake ©
Chamo Lake
Nechisar National Park ©
Nechisar National Park
Nechisar National Park ©
Nechisar National Park

4
nights
Ziway

Ziway ©
Ziway or Zway is a town and separate woreda in central Ethiopia. Visiting Lake Ziway and Lake Ara Shetan will get you outdoors. Go for a jaunt from Ziway to Tiya to see Tiya World Heritage Site about 1h 50 min away. Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Tulu Gudo.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ziway trip itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and car from Arba Minch to Ziway in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You will leave for Afar Region on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Ziway

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lake Ara Shetan, Tiya World Heritage Site
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ziway ©
Lake Ziway
Tiya World Heritage Site ©
Tiya World Heritage Site
Lake Ara Shetan ©
Lake Ara Shetan

4
nights
Afar Region

Afar Region
Afar Region is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get impressive views of Erta Ale.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Afar Region trip planner .

Getting from Ziway to Afar Region by combination of car and flight takes about 5 hours. On the 19th (Mon), you'll travel to Dek Island.

4
nights
Dek Island

Dek Island ©
Dek Island is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Narga Selassie.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dek Island online journey planner .

You can fly from Afar Region to Dek Island in 5 hours. November in Dek Island sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 14°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you're off toAxum.

Things to do in Dek Island

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Narga Selassie ©
Narga Selassie

4
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Popular historic sites such as The Ruins of Aksum and Northern Stelae Field are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Chapel of the Tablet, delve into the distant past at Queen of Sheba Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Saturday market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Arabtu Ensessa Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Axum online itinerary planner .

Fly from Dek Island to Axum in 4.5 hours. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Hawzen.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tigray Region
Highlights from your plan
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

4
nights
Hawzen

Hawzen ©
Hawzen is a town in northern Ethiopia. When in Hawzen, make a side trip to see Cathedral of the Holy Saviour in Adigrat, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abuna Yemata Guh church.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hawzen road trip planner .

Getting from Axum to Hawzen by car takes about 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Hawzen can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Mek'ele on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Hawzen

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cathedral of the Holy Saviour
Highlights from your plan
Abuna Yemata Guh church ©
Abuna Yemata Guh church
Cathedral of the Holy Saviour ©
Cathedral of the Holy Saviour

4
nights
Mek'ele

Mek'ele ©
Get outdoors at Gheralta rock and Lake Assale. Explore Mek'ele's surroundings by going to Wukro (Wukro Museum & Wukro Chirkos Church).

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Mek'ele trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Hawzen to Mek'ele takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in December, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Gonder on the 5th (Wed).

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wukro
Highlights from your plan
Gheralta Rock ©
Gheralta Rock
Wukro Chirkos Church ©
Wukro Chirkos Church
Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Debre Berhan Selassie Church and Fasiladas Bath Timket. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, steep yourself in history at Kuskuam Church, get to know the fascinating history of Falasha Village, and make a trip to Gondar.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Gonder online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Mek'ele to Gonder in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Gonder is somewhat warmer than Mek'ele - with highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off toLalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela and Church of St. George are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Asheton Maryam Monastery, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam, view the masterpieces at The Fine Art Gallery, and make a trip to Yemrehanna Kristos.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lalibela day trip tool .

Getting from Gonder to Lalibela by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Yemrehanna Kristos ©
Yemrehanna Kristos

4
nights
Bahir Dar

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azwa Mariam Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at St George Church, hunt for treasures at Bahir Dar Market, and don't miss a visit to CHE CHE Ido.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bahir Dar trip tool .

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Lalibela to Bahir Dar takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Bahir Dar are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Amhara Region
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls
Azwa Mariam Monastery
Azwa Mariam Monastery

4
nights
Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. When in Jinka, make a side trip to see Dasenech tribe in Turmi, approximately 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mago National Park and see the interesting displays at South Omo Research Centre Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Jinka planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Jinka takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You will leave for Addis Ababa on the 22nd (Sat).

Things to do in Jinka

Nature Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dasenech Village, Mago National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mago National Park ©
Mago National Park
Jinka Museum ©
Jinka Museum
Dasenech Village ©
Dasenech Village

6
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.
Get outdoors at Entoto Hill and Lion Zoo. Holy Trinity Cathedral and Adadi Mariam will appeal to history buffs. Go for a jaunt from Addis Ababa to Bishoftu to see Yerer Mountain about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Bale Mountains National Park. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Merkato, stop by Salem's Ethiopia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Arada Giyorgis.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa road trip planner .

You can fly from Jinka to Addis Ababa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in December, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Parks Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yerer Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Entoto Hill ©
Entoto Hill

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