60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly + Drive:  29​h
1
Melkasa
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Goba
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Bale Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h
4
Awasa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ziway
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Arba Minch
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Jinka
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
8
Bahir Dar
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Gonder
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Lalibela
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
11
Axum
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
12
Mek'ele
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
13
Afar Region
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
14
Addis Ababa
— 9 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Phoenix

2
nights
Melkasa

Melkasa
Melkasa is known for parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Senkele Swayne's Hartebeest Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melkasa trip planning website .

Phoenix, USA to Melkasa is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Phoenix to Melkasa due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Phoenix in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melkasa: temperatures range from 80°F by day to 54°F at night. You will leave for Goba on the 11th (Mon).

Things to do in Melkasa

Wildlife Parks

4
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 in the awesome beauty at Bale Mountains.

Plan trip to Goba with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Drive from Melkasa to Goba in 4.5 hours. You will leave for Bale Mountains National Park on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Goba

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bale Mountains ©
Bale Mountains

3
nights
Bale Mountains National Park

Bale Mountains National Park ©
Bale Mountains National Park is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Sof Omar Cave.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Bale Mountains National Park trip builder website .

You can drive from Goba to Bale Mountains National Park in 2 hours. You will leave for Awasa on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Bale Mountains National Park

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sof Omar Cave ©
Sof Omar Cave

4
nights
Awasa

Awasa ©
Although Awasa doesn't offer much in the way of traditional sightseeing, the fact that it lies on the shores of the lake bearing the same name allows it to be a destination for those seeking a natural setting.
Take a break from the city and head to Hippo watching on Lake Awassa and Abidjatta-Shalla National Park. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Fish Market.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Awasa holiday planner.

Getting from Bale Mountains National Park to Awasa by combination of car and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. February in Awasa sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 59°F at night. You will leave for Ziway on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Awasa

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Hippo watching on Lake Awassa ©
Hippo watching on Lake Awassa
Abidjatta-Shalla National Park ©
Abidjatta-Shalla National Park
Fish Market ©
Fish Market

3
nights
Ziway

Ziway ©
Ziway or Zway is a town and separate woreda in central Ethiopia. Get outdoors at Lake Ziway and Tulu Gudo.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ziway trip itinerary app .

Drive from Awasa to Ziway in 2 hours. You will leave for Arba Minch on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Ziway

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ziway ©
Lake Ziway

4
nights
Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Get outdoors at Arbaminich town,Nech sar national park, Crocodile two lakes and Chamo Lake. Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Nechisar National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Arba Minch trip planner .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Ziway to Arba Minch in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Arba Minch can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. On the 1st (Fri), you'll travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Arba Minch

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

4
nights
Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Jinka is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mago National Park and see the interesting displays at South Omo Research Centre Museum.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jinka journey builder website .

Drive from Arba Minch to Jinka in 4 hours. You will leave for Bahir Dar on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Jinka

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mago National Park
Highlights from your plan
Mago National Park ©
Mago National Park
Jinka Museum ©
Jinka Museum

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azwa Mariam Monastery, look for gifts at Ura Kidane Mihret, admire the masterpieces at Church of Debre Sina Maryam, and don't miss a visit to Amhara People's Martyrs' Memorial Monument.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bahir Dar trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Jinka to Bahir Dar takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. March in Bahir Dar sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 59°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gonder.

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
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.
Gonder is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, steep yourself in history at Kuskuam Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gonder route app .

Drive from Bahir Dar to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In March, daytime highs in Gonder are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. You will leave for Lalibela on the 13th (Wed).

Things to do in Gonder

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
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.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nightlife, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, contemplate the long history of Biete Medhane Alem, make a trip to Yemrehanna Kristos, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery.

Make your Lalibela itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Gonder to Lalibela by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Lalibela

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

3
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Axum is known for historic sites, nature, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of The Ruins of Aksum, make a trip to King Bazen's Tomb, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Northern Stelae Field, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arabtu Ensessa Church.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Axum trip maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lalibela to Axum in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yeha Archaeological Site
Highlights from your plan
Obelisk of Axum ©
Obelisk of Axum
Queen of Sheba's Bath ©
Queen of Sheba's Bath
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion ©
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

4
nights
Mek'ele

Mek'ele ©
Step out of the city life by going to Gheralta rock and Lake Assale. Explore Mek'ele's surroundings by going to Wukro (Wukro Museum & Wukro Chirkos Church).

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mek'ele road trip planning site .

Getting from Axum to Mek'ele by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 75°F in March, and nighttime lows around 56°F. You will leave for Afar Region on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wukro
Highlights from your plan
Gheralta Rock ©
Gheralta Rock
Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale
Wukro Museum ©
Wukro Museum

3
nights
Afar Region

Afar Region ©
Afar Region is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: mingle with the ghosts of the past at Dalol.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Afar Region online vacation planner .

Explore your travel options from Mek'ele to Afar Region with the Route module. You'll set off for Addis Ababa on the 28th (Thu).

Things to do in Afar Region

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dalol ©
Dalol

9
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Menagesha Suba Forest Park and Gullele Botanical Garden. On the 1st (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Bale Mountains National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill, see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, savor a delicious cup with a coffee and tea tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arada Giyorgis.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa day trip planning website .

You can fly from Afar Region to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. March in Addis Ababa sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Entoto Hill ©
Entoto Hill
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

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