60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Debre Libanos
— 4 nights
2
Afar Region
— 4 nights
3
Wukro
— 4 nights
4
Axum
— 4 nights
5
Lalibela
— 5 nights
6
Gonder
— 5 nights
7
Bahir Dar
— 5 nights
8
Harar
— 4 nights
9
Jinka
— 4 nights
10
Konso
— 3 nights
11
Arba Minch
— 4 nights
12
Addis Ababa
— 13 nights

4
nights
Debre Libanos

Debre Libanos ©
Debre Libanos is a monastery in Ethiopia, lying northwest of Addis Ababa in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Debre Libanos Monastery and Portuguese Bridge.

Before you visit Debre Libanos, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Vienna, Austria to Debre Libanos is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Vienna to Debre Libanos, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Debre Libanos is a bit cooler than Vienna - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Afar Region.

Things to do in Debre Libanos

Historic Sites
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Debre Libanos Monastery ©
Debre Libanos Monastery

4
nights
Afar Region

Afar Region
For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Afar Region trip website.

You can fly from Debre Libanos to Afar Region in 6 hours. You will leave for Wukro on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Afar Region

Nature Parks
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4
nights
Wukro

Wukro ©
Wukro OverviewWukro town, center of the 'Kilte awlaelo' district is a beautiful town just 45 km north of Mekelle, capital of Tigray in Ethiopia.Wukro is one of the famous towns in Tigray.The rock-hewn churches around Wukro are the town's most distinctive landmarks; in the early 20th century the town's name was changed from "Dongolo" (Ge'ez: ዶንጎሎ) to the Tigrigna word for a structure carved from the living rock, Wukro.Local industry includes Sheba Tannery, which is capable of processing 6,000 hides a day. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wukro Chirkos Church and Cathedral of the Holy Saviour. Get a sense of the local culture at Abuna Yemata Guh church and Wukro Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Wukro attractions planning site.

You can fly from Afar Region to Wukro in 4.5 hours. In August in Wukro, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Axum.

Things to do in Wukro

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cathedral of the Holy Saviour, Abuna Yemata Guh church
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Wukro Chirkos Church ©
Wukro Chirkos Church
Abuna Yemata Guh church ©
Abuna Yemata Guh church
Wukro Museum ©
Wukro Museum

4
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Medhane Alem Adi Kesho and Chapel of the Tablet. Visit Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal and Queen of Sheba's Bath for their historical value. Step out of Axum to go to Adigrat and see Monastery of Debre Damo, which is approximately 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of King Ezana's Inscription, delve into the distant past at Queen of Sheba Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Northern Stelae Field, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arabtu Ensessa Church.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Axum trip planning tool.

You can drive from Wukro to Axum in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tigray Region, Monastery of Debre Damo
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Northern Stelae Field ©
Northern Stelae Field
Medhane Alem Adi Kesho ©
Medhane Alem Adi Kesho
Queen of Sheba Palace ©
Queen of Sheba Palace

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tomb of Adam and Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab. Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Abune Yosef. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, explore the ancient world of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, don't miss a visit to Biete Medhane Alem, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Lalibela trip planner.

Fly from Axum to Lalibela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab ©
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab

5
nights
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.
Visiting Climbing Tours and Simien View Tour & Travel will get you outdoors. Debre Berhan Selassie Church and Falasha Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, and revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gonder trip planner.

Fly from Lalibela to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Gonder are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Walking tours
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Church of Debre Sina Maryam and St George Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lions Art Gallery and Azwa Mariam Monastery. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls, make a trip to Monastery of Debre Mariam, look for gifts at Ura Kidane Mihret, and appreciate the history behind Amhara People's Martyrs' Memorial Monument.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bahir Dar visit planner.

Traveling by car from Gonder to Bahir Dar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Bahir Dar can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow time for travel to Harar.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Amhara Region
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Lake Tana
Lake Tana
Blue Nile Falls ©
Blue Nile Falls
Church of Debre Sina Maryam ©
Church of Debre Sina Maryam

4
nights
Harar

Harar ©
The walled city of Harar--named a World Heritage Site--lives and breathes tradition.
Get some cultural insight at Din Agobara Mosque and Harar Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Casa Museo di Rimbaud and Juma Mosque. The adventure continues: make a trip to Harar Jegol Wall.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Harar tour itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Harar takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bahir Dar in September: high temperatures in Harar hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Harar

Museums Historic Sites
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Casa Museo di Rimbaud ©
Casa Museo di Rimbaud
Harar Museum ©
Harar Museum
Harar Jegol Wall ©
Harar Jegol Wall

4
nights
Jinka

Jinka ©
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 find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Jinka journey planning website.

Getting from Harar to Jinka by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Konso on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
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Jinka Museum ©
Jinka Museum

3
nights
Konso

Konso ©
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Konso Cultural Centre and El Sod.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Konso visit planner.

Traveling by car from Jinka to Konso takes 3 hours. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Konso

Nature Parks

Side Trip

El Sod
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El Sod ©
El Sod
Konso Cultural Centre ©
Konso Cultural Centre

4
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Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Get outdoors at Nechisar National Park and Chamo Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Arba Minch trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Konso to Arba Minch takes 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Arba Minch are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Nechisar National Park ©
Nechisar National Park
Dorze Village ©
Dorze Village
Chamo Lake ©
Chamo Lake

13
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.
Adadi Maryam and Holy Trinity Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Menagesha Suba Forest Park and Horseback Riding Tours. Spend the 23rd (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. On the 26th (Thu), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Medhane Alem Cathedral, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Tiya World Heritage Site.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa trip planner.

You can fly from Arba Minch to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Arba Minch in September, expect Addis Ababa to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Tiya World Heritage Site
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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Adadi Maryam ©
Adadi Maryam
Medhane Alem Cathedral ©
Medhane Alem Cathedral

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