8 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

8 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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8 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Addis Ababa
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h 15​min
2
Bahir Dar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Gonder
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Lalibela
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Chandigarh

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 19th (Tue): examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Lion Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Entoto Hill, then pause for some serene contemplation at Arada Giyorgis, then stop by Sabahar, and finally pause for some photo ops at Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Addis Ababa trip planner.

Chandigarh, India to Addis Ababa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern African Time (EAT) is minus 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Lion Park ©
Lion Park
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

2
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.
On the 21st (Thu), browse the exhibits of Lions Art Gallery and then admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Church of Debre Sina Maryam, explore the activities along Lake Tana, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bahir Dar travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Blue Nile Falls
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Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls
Church of Debre Sina Maryam ©
Church of Debre Sina Maryam

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Drive from Bahir Dar to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In November, daytime highs in Gonder are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

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 24th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, then view the masterpieces at The Fine Art Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. George.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lalibela trip site .

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 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lalibela

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

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