29 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

29 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Addis Ababa
— 7 nights
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Goba
— 1 night
Fly to Awasa, Drive to Arba Minch
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Arba Minch
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jinka
— 1 night
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Bahir Dar
— 4 nights
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Gonder
— 3 nights
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Lalibela
— 5 nights
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Axum
— 5 nights
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Addis Ababa

— 7 nights

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 1st (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Addis Ababa trip itinerary maker site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Addis Ababa is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Riyadh in November: high temperatures in Addis Ababa hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Goba.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 8:

Goba

— 1 night
Goba is a town and separate woreda in south-central Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Bale Mountains.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Goba online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Goba takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Goba

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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Arba Minch

— 2 nights
On the 10th (Wed), take a stroll through Dorze Village. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Chamo Lake.

Make your Arba Minch itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Goba to Arba Minch in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. November in Arba Minch sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Jinka.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Jinka

— 1 night
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. On the 12th (Fri), browse the exhibits of Jinka Museum.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jinka trip planning app.

You can drive from Arba Minch to Jinka in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the flight to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

Bahir Dar

— 4 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Tana, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azwa Mariam Monastery, admire the masterpieces at Church of Debre Sina Maryam, and take in the exciting artwork at Lions Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Bahir Dar road trip site.

Fly from Jinka to Bahir Dar in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Bahir Dar, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 16:

Gonder

— 3 nights

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 18th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket, and explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gonder trip maker site.

Getting from Bahir Dar to Gonder by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In November in Gonder, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Lalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

Lalibela

— 5 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Church of St. George, explore the ancient world of Tomb of Adam, pause for some serene contemplation at Asheton Maryam Monastery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lalibela trip planner.

Fly from Gonder to Lalibela in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can fly to Axum.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 24:

Axum

— 5 nights
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Axum is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Axum, make a trip to Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, steep yourself in history at Northern Stelae Field, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Axum trip itinerary app.

Fly from Lalibela to Axum in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

Ethiopia travel guide

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Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.