49 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

49 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Axum
— 4 nights
2
Lalibela
— 6 nights
3
Afar Region
— 2 nights
4
Mek'ele
— 3 nights
5
Hawzen
— 1 night
6
Debark
— 2 nights
7
Gonder
— 3 nights
8
Bahir Dar
— 5 nights
9
Jinka
— 2 nights
10
Arba Minch
— 3 nights
11
Bale Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
12
Goba
— 1 night
13
Addis Ababa
— 14 nights

4
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Axum is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Axum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Northern Stelae Field, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Medhane Alem Adi Kesho, and contemplate the long history of King Ezana's Inscription.

Plan my trip to Axum with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Lahore, Pakistan to Axum is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Lahore to Axum is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Tigray Region
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:
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Obelisk of Axum ©
Obelisk of Axum
Arabtu Ensessa Church ©
Arabtu Ensessa Church
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion ©
Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

6
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, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, trek along with Hiking & Camping Tours, indulge in your favorite hot beverage with Ethiopian Landscape Tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Lalibela trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Axum to Lalibela takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Afar Region.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 23:
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George
Yemrehana Krestos Church ©
Yemrehana Krestos Church

2
nights
Afar Region

Afar Region ©
On the 24th (Mon), contemplate the geological forces at Erta Ale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Dalol.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Afar Region vacation maker app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lalibela to Afar Region. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Afar Region

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 25:
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Erta Ale ©
Erta Ale
Dalol ©
Dalol

3
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Mek'ele: Wukro (Wukro Chirkos Church & Wukro Museum). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Gheralta Rock, pause for some photo ops at Martyr's Memorial Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Assale, and get a dose of the wild on Dallol Ethiopia Tours.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mek'ele using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Afar Region to Mek'ele takes 4 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mek'ele are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Hawzen.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Wukro
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Gheralta Rock ©
Gheralta Rock
Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale
Wukro Museum ©
Wukro Museum

1
night
Hawzen

Hawzen ©
Hawzen is a town in northern Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Abuna Yemata Guh church.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hawzen trip builder tool.

You can drive from Mek'ele to Hawzen in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Debark.

Things to do in Hawzen

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Abuna Yemata Guh church ©
Abuna Yemata Guh church

2
nights
Debark

Debark
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Simien Mountains National Park.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Debark trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Hawzen to Debark in 10 hours. You will leave for Gonder on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Debark

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Simien Mountains National Park
Find places to stay Aug 29 — 31:

3
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.
Gonder is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Gonder trip builder app.

You can drive from Debark to Gonder in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 31 — Sep 3:
Highlights from your plan
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church

5
nights
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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, stop by Ura Kidane Mihret, admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls, and admire the masterpieces at Church of Debre Sina Maryam.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Bahir Dar trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gonder to Bahir Dar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. September in Bahir Dar sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Amhara Region
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls
Azwa Mariam Monastery
Azwa Mariam Monastery

2
nights
Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. On the 9th (Wed), examine the collection at Jinka Museum. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: surround yourself with nature on Mamaru Ethiopian Tours.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Jinka trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Jinka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Jinka

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Mamaru Ethiopian Tours
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Jinka Museum ©
Jinka Museum

3
nights
Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
When in Arba Minch, make a side trip to see Konso Cultural Centre in Konso, approximately Konso away. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Nechisar National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Arba Minch online route planner.

Getting from Jinka to Arba Minch by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Bale Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Konso Cultural Centre
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Nechisar National Park ©
Nechisar National Park
Konso Cultural Centre ©
Konso Cultural Centre
Dorze Village ©
Dorze Village

2
nights
Bale Mountains National Park

Bale Mountains National Park ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): Head underground at Sof Omar Cave and then hit the best photo ops around with Bale Mountains Eco Trekking Tours.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Bale Mountains National Park day trip planning website.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Arba Minch to Bale Mountains National Park in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll set off for Goba on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Bale Mountains National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Sof Omar Cave ©
Sof Omar Cave
Bale Mountains Eco Trekking Tours ©
Bale Mountains Eco Trekking Tours

1
night
Goba

Goba ©
Goba is a town and separate woreda in south-central Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Bale Mountains.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Goba online itinerary maker.

Drive from Bale Mountains National Park to Goba in 2 hours. On the 16th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Goba

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Bale Mountains ©
Bale Mountains

14
nights
Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa ©
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 19th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 26th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Goba to Addis Ababa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Addis Ababa are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Mount Entoto ©
Mount Entoto
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

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