9 days in Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar & Lalibela Itinerary

9 days in Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar & Lalibela Itinerary

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Addis Ababa
— 2 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 3 nights
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Lalibela
— 3 nights

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Addis Ababa

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.
You've now added Yama Ethiopia Tours to your itinerary. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arada Giyorgis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa day trip site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. January in Addis Ababa sees daily highs of 74°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Specialty Museum
National Museum of Ethiopia
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Mountain
Mount Entoto
4.0

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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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Azwa Mariam Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, and then examine the collection at Church of Debre Sina Maryam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Monastery of Debre Mariam and then admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bahir Dar online road trip planner.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 51°F. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Must see
Lake Tana
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Waterfall
Blue Nile Falls
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Religious Site
Azwa Mariam Monastery
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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, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, browse the exhibits of The Fine Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Lalibela trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Bahir Dar to Lalibela takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 9th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Highlights from your trip