13 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

13 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Addis Ababa
— 3 nights
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Key Afer
— 1 night
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Konso
— 1 night
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Gonder
— 1 night
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Lalibela
— 4 nights
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Mek'ele
— 2 nights

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Medhane Alem Cathedral and Adadi Maryam. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Menagesha Suba Forest Park. There's more to do: look for gifts at ZAAF Collection and don't miss a visit to Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa vacation builder tool.

Tallinn, Estonia to Addis Ababa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Addis Ababa. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tallinn in September: high temperatures in Addis Ababa hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Key Afer.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Adadi Maryam ©
Adadi Maryam
Medhane Alem Cathedral ©
Medhane Alem Cathedral

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Key Afer

Key Afer
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): capture your vacation like a pro with Mamaru Ethiopian Tours.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Key Afer driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Addis Ababa to Key Afer with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Konso.

Things to do in Key Afer

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Konso

Konso ©
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at El Sod and then don't miss a visit to Konso Cultural Centre.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Konso tour planning app.

You can drive from Key Afer to Konso in 10.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Konso

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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El Sod ©
El Sod
Konso Cultural Centre ©
Konso Cultural Centre

1
night
Gonder

Gonder ©

Camelot of Africa

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 10th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Falasha Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, and then see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gonder travel route planner.

Getting from Konso to Gonder by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Falasha Village ©
Falasha Village
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab and Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church. Tomb of Adam and The Fine Art Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the awesome beauty at Abune Yosef, and steep yourself in history at Church of St. George.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Lalibela online tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gonder to Lalibela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors · Tours
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Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab ©
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church
Tomb of Adam ©
Tomb of Adam

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Mek'ele

Mek'ele ©
Mek'ele, also transliterated as Makale, Mekelle or Meqele, is the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assale and then get a dose of the wild on Dallol Ethiopia Tours.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Mek'ele trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Lalibela to Mek'ele in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Mek'ele can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale

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