9 days in Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar & Lalibela Itinerary

9 days in Addis Ababa, Bahir Dar & Lalibela Itinerary

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Addis Ababa
— 2 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 3 nights
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Lalibela
— 3 nights
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Addis Ababa

— 2 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.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, and do sightseeing your way with Yama Ethiopia Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa travel itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Addis Ababa. In March, daytime highs in Addis Ababa are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Bahir Dar

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Azwa Mariam Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, and then explore the world behind art at Church of Debre Sina Maryam. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Monastery of Debre Mariam and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bahir Dar trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Bahir Dar are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Lalibela

— 3 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: 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 shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

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Fly from Bahir Dar to Lalibela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
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