60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ethiopia trip planner

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Fly to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Drive to Debre Libanos
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Debre Libanos
— 3 nights
Fly
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Goba
— 4 nights
Fly to Awasa, Drive to Arba Minch
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Arba Minch
— 3 nights
Drive
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Konso
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jinka
— 5 nights
Fly
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Harar
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bahir Dar
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gonder
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lalibela
— 5 nights
Fly
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Axum
— 4 nights
Drive
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Hawzen
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mek'ele
— 3 nights
Fly
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Afar Region
— 3 nights
Fly
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Addis Ababa
— 14 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Exeter

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Debre Libanos

— 3 nights
Debre Libanos is a monastery in Ethiopia, lying northwest of Addis Ababa in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region. Debre Libanos is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Debre Libanos Monastery and snap pictures at Portuguese Bridge.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Debre Libanos trip maker app.

Exeter, UK to Debre Libanos is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goba.

Things to do in Debre Libanos

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 4:
Highlights from your trip

Goba

— 4 nights
Goba is a town and separate woreda in south-central Ethiopia. When in Goba, make a side trip to see Sof Omar Cave in Bale Mountains National Park, approximately Bale Mountains National Park away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Bale Mountains.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Goba trip simple and quick.

Getting from Debre Libanos to Goba by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Goba

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 4 — 8:

Arba Minch

— 3 nights
Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Nechisar National Park.

To see photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Arba Minch trip itinerary planning site.

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 September in Arba Minch, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Konso.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Konso

— 2 nights
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at El Sod and then don't miss a visit to Konso Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Konso journey builder tool.

You can drive from Arba Minch to Konso in 1.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Mon) before leaving for Jinka.

Things to do in Konso

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:

Jinka

— 5 nights
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Jinka is known for nature and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Jinka Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jinka online vacation builder.

Getting from Konso to Jinka by car takes about 3 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Harar.

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 18:
Highlights from your trip

Harar

— 3 nights
The walled city of Harar--named a World Heritage Site--lives and breathes tradition.
Harar is known for museums and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Harar Jegol Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Din Agobara Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Casa Museo di Rimbaud.

For reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Harar trip planner.

You can fly from Jinka to Harar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Harar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Harar

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Tana, stop by Ura Kidane Mihret, admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church.

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

Traveling by flight from Harar to Bahir Dar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Harar in September; daily highs in Bahir Dar reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 25:

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.
Gonder is known for historic sites and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village, and get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gonder trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bahir Dar to Gonder by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery, steep yourself in history at Biete Medhane Alem, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lalibela trip itinerary app.

Fly from Gonder to Lalibela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 3:

Axum

— 4 nights
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, stroll through Queen of Sheba's Bath, steep yourself in history at King Ezana's Inscription, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Axum trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Lalibela to Axum by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hawzen.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:

Hawzen

— 3 nights
Hawzen is a town in northern Ethiopia. Hawzen is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abuna Yemata Guh church and steep yourself in history at Abraha Atsbeha.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Hawzen travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Axum to Hawzen takes 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Hawzen

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 10:

Mek'ele

— 3 nights
Mek'ele, also transliterated as Makale, Mekelle or Meqele, is the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mek'ele: Wukro (Wukro Chirkos Church & Wukro Museum). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gheralta Rock, appreciate the history behind Martyr's Memorial Monument, explore the activities along Lake Assale, and get a dose of the wild on Dallol Ethiopia Tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mek'ele trip planning website.

You can drive from Hawzen to Mek'ele in 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Afar Region.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 10 — 13:

Afar Region

— 3 nights
To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Afar Region trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Mek'ele to Afar Region in 4 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Addis Ababa.
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

Addis Ababa

— 14 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 20th (Wed) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 22nd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, and steep yourself in history at Adadi Maryam.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Addis Ababa travel website.

Fly from Afar Region to Addis Ababa in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 30:

Ethiopia travel guide

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Specialty 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.