37 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

37 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Addis Ababa
— 11 nights
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Goba
— 1 night
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Arba Minch
— 2 nights
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Jinka
— 1 night
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Lalibela
— 5 nights
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Axum
— 4 nights
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Hawzen
— 1 night
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Debark
— 1 night
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Gonder
— 3 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 5 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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 9th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, contemplate the long history of Adadi Maryam, see the interesting displays at Ethnological Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Addis Ababa route site.

Watertown, USA to Addis Ababa is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Watertown to Addis Ababa is 8 hours. Traveling from Watertown in August, expect nights in Addis Ababa to be about the same, around 54°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goba.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Mountain
Mount Entoto
4.0
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Specialty Museum
National Museum of Ethiopia
3.5

1
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Goba

Goba ©
Goba is a town and separate woreda in south-central Ethiopia. On the 16th (Sun), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Bale Mountains.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Goba journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Goba takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Goba

Nature · Parks
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Mountain
Bale Mountains
4.6

2
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Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nechisar National Park. On the next day, explore the activities along Chamo Lake and then wander the streets of Dorze Village.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Arba Minch attractions planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Goba to Arba Minch in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Arba Minch are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Jinka.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
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National Park
Nechisar National Park
3.4
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Neighborhood
Dorze Village
4.1
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Water Body
Chamo Lake
4.3

1
night
Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Jinka Museum and then capture your vacation like a pro with Mamaru Ethiopian Tours.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jinka journey planner.

You can drive from Arba Minch to Jinka in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Jinka

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums

Side Trip

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Specialty Museum
Jinka Museum
4.1

5
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.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, pause for some serene contemplation at Yemrehana Krestos Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, and steep yourself in history at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Lalibela tour planner.

You can fly from Jinka to Lalibela in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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4
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Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Change things up with a short trip to Monastery of Debre Damo in Adigrat (about 2 hours away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Axum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, pause for some serene contemplation at Arabtu Ensessa Church, and steep yourself in history at Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal.

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You can fly from Lalibela to Axum in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Hawzen.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 28:
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World heritage site
Obelisk of Axum
4.1

1
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Hawzen

Hawzen ©
Hawzen is a town in northern Ethiopia. On the 29th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Abuna Yemata Guh church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Hawzen trip maker.

Traveling by car from Axum to Hawzen takes 4 hours. In August in Hawzen, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 56°F at night. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Debark.

Things to do in Hawzen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
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1
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Debark

Debark
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Simien Mountains National Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Debark trip planner.

Getting from Hawzen to Debark by car takes about 10 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Gonder.

Things to do in Debark

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 29 — 30:

3
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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.
Gonder is known for historic sites and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and don't miss a visit to Falasha Village.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gonder trip site.

Traveling by car from Debark to Gonder takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Gonder are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:
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World heritage site
Fasil Ghebbi
4.6
Religious Site
Fasiladas Bath Timket
4.2
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World heritage site
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
4.6

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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.
Bahir Dar is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Tana, get engrossed in the history at Church of Debre Sina Maryam, browse the eclectic array of goods at Bahir Dar Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bahir Dar trip planner.

You can drive from Gonder to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 75°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Must see
Lake Tana
4.2
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Waterfall
Blue Nile Falls
3.9
Religious Site
Azwa Mariam Monastery
4.4

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