9 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

9 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Afar Region
— 1 day
2
Lalibela
— 1 night
3
Gonder
— 2 nights
4
Axum
— 3 nights
5
Mek'ele
— 2 nights

1
day
Afar Region

Afar Region
For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Afar Region day trip site.

Addis Ababa to Afar Region is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. On the 25th (Wed), you'll travel to Lalibela.

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.
You've now added Dan Lalibela Tour Guide Services to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Church of St. George, thenview the masterpieces at The Fine Art Gallery, and then do sightseeing your way with Dan Lalibela Tour Guide Services.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lalibela trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Afar Region to Lalibela. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Dan Lalibela Tour Guide Services ©
Dan Lalibela Tour Guide Services
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, trek along with Simien View Tour & Travel, step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Gonder tour itinerary planning website.

Fly from Lalibela to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Gonder, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Gonder

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

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nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Archeological Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arabtu Ensessa Church, explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Axum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, thencontemplate the long history of King Ezana's Inscription, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Saturday market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): stroll around Ezana Park, make a trip to King Bazen's Tomb, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Tablet, thenexplore the ancient world of Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, and finally steep yourself in history at Queen of Sheba's Bath.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Axum driving holiday planning app.

You can fly from Gonder to Axum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 1st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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

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nights
Mek'ele

Mek'ele ©
Mek'ele, also transliterated as Makale, Mekelle or Meqele, is the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assale and then take in the awesome beauty at Gheralta Rock.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mek'ele online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Axum to Mek'ele by car takes about 4.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

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