21 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

21 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Fly
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Addis Ababa
— 5 nights
Fly
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Jinka
— 1 night
Fly
3
Bahir Dar
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Gonder
— 2 nights
Drive
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Debark
— 1 night
Drive to Gonder, Fly to Lalibela
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Lalibela
— 4 nights
Fly to Axum, Drive to Hawzen
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Hawzen
— 1 night
Drive
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Axum
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
Spend the 15th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, examine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa day trip planning website.

Lahore, Pakistan to Addis Ababa is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lahore to Addis Ababa. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Lahore in August: high temperatures in Addis Ababa hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 16:
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Mount Entoto ©
Mountain
Mount Entoto
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National Museum of Ethiopia ©
Specialty Museum
National Museum of Ethiopia
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1
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Jinka

Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Jinka Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Jinka trip planner.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Jinka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
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Jinka Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Jinka Museum
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3
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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.
Bahir Dar is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, view the masterpieces at Lions Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azwa Mariam Monastery, and examine the collection at Church of Debre Sina Maryam.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bahir Dar journey planner.

Getting from Jinka to Bahir Dar by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 17 — 20:
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Lake Tana
Must see
Lake Tana
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Blue Nile Falls ©
Waterfall
Blue Nile Falls
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Azwa Mariam Monastery
Religious Site
Azwa Mariam Monastery
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2
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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.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket, step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Falasha Village, and finally revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre. On the next day, get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gonder online attractions planner.

Getting from Bahir Dar to Gonder by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Debark.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
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Fasil Ghebbi ©
World heritage site
Fasil Ghebbi
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Fasiladas Bath Timket
Religious Site
Fasiladas Bath Timket
4.2
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
World heritage site
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
4.6

1
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Debark

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Simien Mountains National Park.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Debark trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Gonder to Debark by car takes about 2 hours. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Debark

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

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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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, make a trip to Church of St. George, view the masterpieces at The Fine Art Gallery, and delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Lalibela travel route planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Debark to Lalibela in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Hawzen.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:
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1
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Hawzen

Hawzen is a town in northern Ethiopia. On the 28th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Abuna Yemata Guh church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Hawzen online route maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Lalibela to Hawzen takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Axum.

Things to do in Hawzen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:
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3
nights
Axum

Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Northern Stelae Field, then explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Axum, then steep yourself in history at King Ezana's Inscription, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapel of the Tablet, pause for some serene contemplation at Arabtu Ensessa Church, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, then walk around Ezana Park, and finally don't miss a visit to King Bazen's Tomb.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Axum trip planner.

Getting from Hawzen to Axum by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 31:
Highlights from your trip
Obelisk of Axum ©
World heritage site
Obelisk of Axum
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