60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ethiopia holiday planner

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Fly to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Drive to Debre Libanos
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Debre Libanos
— 4 nights
Fly
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Afar Region
— 4 nights
Fly
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Wukro
— 4 nights
Drive
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Axum
— 4 nights
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Lalibela
— 5 nights
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Gonder
— 5 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 5 nights
Fly
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Harar
— 4 nights
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Jinka
— 4 nights
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Konso
— 3 nights
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Arba Minch
— 4 nights
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Addis Ababa
— 13 nights
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Debre Libanos

— 4 nights
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 24°C and lows of 14°C. On the 5th (Mon), you're off to Afar Region.

Things to do in Debre Libanos

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 5:

Afar Region

— 4 nights
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 3 hours. You will leave for Wukro on the 9th (Fri).
Find places to stay Aug 5 — 9:

Wukro

— 4 nights
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 3 hours. In August in Wukro, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), you'll travel to Axum.

Things to do in Wukro

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 13:

Axum

— 4 nights
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Queen of Sheba's Bath and Medhane Alem Adi Kesho. Visit Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal and Arabtu Ensessa Church for their historical value. Step out of Axum to go to Adigrat and see Monastery of Debre Damo, which is approximately 2h 15 min away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at King Ezana's Inscription, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of the Tablet, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, and explore the ancient world of Queen of Sheba Palace.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Axum travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wukro to Axum in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Lalibela.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 17:

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church and Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela. Take a break from the city and head to Climbing Tours and Abune Yosef. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, contemplate the long history of Biete Medhane Alem, get a taste of the local shopping with The Fine Art Gallery, and don't miss a visit to Church of St. George.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Lalibela online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Axum to Lalibela takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can fly to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:

Gonder

— 5 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.
Visiting Climbing Tours and Walking tours will get you outdoors. Debre Berhan Selassie Church and Falasha Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket, and revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gonder online holiday planner.

You can fly from Lalibela to Gonder in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In August in Gonder, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Bahir Dar on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Gonder

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 27:

Bahir Dar

— 5 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Church of Debre Sina Maryam and Ura Kidane Mihret. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lions Art Gallery and St George Church. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls, make a trip to Monastery of Debre Mariam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Azwa Mariam Monastery, 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 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 the flight to Harar.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 27 — Sep 1:

Harar

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

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

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Harar takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bahir Dar in September: high temperatures in Harar hover around 38°C and lows are around 25°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Harar

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 1 — 5:

Jinka

— 4 nights
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Jinka is known for nature and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the galleries of 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 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Konso on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
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Konso

— 3 nights
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

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12:

Arba Minch

— 4 nights
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 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Addis Ababa

— 13 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.
Adadi Maryam and Medhane Alem Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Menagesha Suba Forest Park and Entoto Natural Park. Take a break from Addis Ababa with a short trip to Tiya World Heritage Site in Tiya, about 2 hours away. 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 still lots to do: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, browse the exhibits of National Museum of Ethiopia, take in the exciting artwork at Asni Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa trip planning site.

Fly from Arba Minch to Addis Ababa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Arba Minch in September: high temperatures in Addis Ababa hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 29:

Ethiopia travel guide

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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.