60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Debre Libanos
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Afar Region
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h
3
Wukro
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Axum
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lalibela
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
6
Gonder
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Bahir Dar
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
8
Harar
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Jinka
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Konso
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
11
Arba Minch
— 4 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
12
Addis Ababa
— 13 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Vienna

4
nights
Debre Libanos

Debre Libanos ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Debre Libanos Monastery and Debre Libanos Monastery.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Debre Libanos travel planner.

Vienna, Austria to Debre Libanos is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Vienna in August, expect Debre Libanos to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 14°C. You'll set off for Afar Region on the 5th (Mon).

Things to do in Debre Libanos

Historic Sites
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Debre Libanos Monastery ©
Debre Libanos Monastery
Debre Libanos Monastery ©
Debre Libanos Monastery

4
nights
Afar Region

Afar Region
To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Afar Region vacation builder website .

Do a combination of car and flight from Debre Libanos to Afar Region in 4.5 hours. On the 9th (Fri), you'll travel to Wukro.
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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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wukro Chirkos Church and Cathedral of the Holy Saviour. Get some cultural insight at Abuna Yemata Guh church and Wukro Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Wukro trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Afar Region to Wukro in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. 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
Cathedral of the Holy Saviour ©
Cathedral of the Holy Saviour

4
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Northern Stelae Field and Queen of Sheba Palace. Chapel of the Tablet and Yeha Archaeological Site are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Axum with an excursion to Monastery of Debre Damo in Adigrat--about 1h 55 min away. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Queen of Sheba's Bath, don't miss a visit to King Bazen's Tomb, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhane Alem Adi Kesho.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Axum trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Wukro to Axum takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tigray Region, Monastery of Debre Damo
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Northern Stelae Field ©
Northern Stelae Field
Queen of Sheba Palace ©
Queen of Sheba Palace
Chapel of the Tablet ©
Chapel of the Tablet

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church and Abune Yosef. Tomb of Adam and Yemrehanna Kristos will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, steep yourself in history at Biete Medhane Alem, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and pause for some serene contemplation at Asheton Maryam Monastery.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lalibela online trip planner .

Getting from Axum to Lalibela by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors
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Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab ©
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab
Tomb of Adam ©
Tomb of Adam

5
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.
Popular historic sites such as Debre Berhan Selassie Church and Fasiladas Bath Timket are in your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Walking tours and Climbing Tours. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, go for a walk through Simien View, get to know the fascinating history of Falasha Village, and revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gonder trip planning site .

Do a combination of car and flight from Lalibela to Gonder in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You'll set off for Bahir Dar on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Gonder

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lions Art Gallery and Ura Kidane Mihret. Step out of the city life by going to Blue Nile Falls and Lake Tana. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Church of Debre Sina Maryam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Azwa Mariam Monastery, don't miss a visit to CHE CHE Ido, and pause for some photo ops at Amhara People's Martyrs' Memorial Monument.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bahir Dar tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Gonder to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Bahir Dar can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°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

Parks Nature 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Harar Jegol Wall and Juma Mosque. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Museo di Rimbaud and Harar Museum. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Din Agobara Mosque.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Harar route planner.

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Harar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bahir Dar in September: high temperatures in Harar hover around 38°C and lows are around 25°C. You'll set off for Jinka on the 5th (Thu).

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 South Omo Research Centre Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Jinka route planner .

You can fly from Harar to Jinka in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. On the 9th (Mon), you'll travel to Konso.

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Konso Cultural Centre and El Sod.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Konso trip planner.

Traveling by car from Jinka to Konso takes 3 hours. You'll set off for Arba Minch on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Konso

Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Step out of the city life by going to Nechisar National Park and Nechisar National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dorze Village and Chamo Lake.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Arba Minch tour itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Konso to Arba Minch in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Arba Minch are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Parks Nature 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Adadi Mariam and Meskel Square. Get in touch with nature at Menagesha Suba Forest Park and Entoto Hill. On the 20th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 23rd (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Medhane Alem Cathedral, trot along with a tour on horseback, and examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip planner .

Getting from Arba Minch to Addis Ababa by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Traveling from Arba Minch in September, expect Addis Ababa to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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