60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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60 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Debre Libanos
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Goba
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h
3
Arba Minch
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Konso
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Jinka
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Harar
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Mek'ele
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
8
Afar Region
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
9
Axum
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Lalibela
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  1​h 15​min
11
Gonder
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Bahir Dar
— 4 nights
13
Addis Ababa
— 10 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Buenos Aires

4
nights
Debre Libanos

Debre Libanos ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Debre Libanos Monastery and Portuguese Bridge.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Debre Libanos trip builder tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Debre Libanos is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Eastern African Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in October, plan for little chillier nights in Debre Libanos, with lows around 13°C. On the 6th (Sun), you'll travel to Goba.

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
Goba

Goba ©
Goba is a town and separate woreda in south-central Ethiopia. Change things up with a short trip to Sof Omar Cave in Bale Mountains National Park (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Bale Mountains.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Goba trip builder site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Debre Libanos to Goba in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 10th (Thu), you're off toArba Minch.

Things to do in Goba

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Sof Omar Cave
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Bale Mountains ©
Bale Mountains
Sof Omar Cave ©
Sof Omar Cave

4
nights
Arba Minch

Arba Minch ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nechisar National Park and Chamo Lake. Spend the 12th (Sat) exploring nature at Nechisar National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Arba Minch visit planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and car from Goba to Arba Minch in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. October in Arba Minch sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. You will leave for Konso on the 14th (Mon).

Things to do in Arba Minch

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

3
nights
Konso

Konso ©
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Konso Cultural Centre and El Sod.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Konso attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Arba Minch to Konso takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Jinka on the 17th (Thu).

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
nights
Jinka

Jinka ©
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mago National Park and South Omo Research Centre Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Jinka trip planner.

You can drive from Konso to Jinka in 3 hours. On the 21st (Mon), you're off toHarar.

Things to do in Jinka

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Mago National Park
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Mago National Park ©
Mago National Park
South Omo Research Centre Museum ©
South Omo Research Centre Museum

4
nights
Harar

Harar ©
The walled city of Harar--named a World Heritage Site--lives and breathes tradition.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Harar Jegol Wall and Din Agobara Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Casa Museo di Rimbaud and make a trip to Juma Mosque.

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

Getting from Jinka to Harar by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Harar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. You'll set off for Mek'ele on the 25th (Fri).

Things to do in Harar

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

4
nights
Mek'ele

Mek'ele ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Lake Assale and Martyr's Memorial Monument. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mek'ele: Wukro (Wukro Chirkos Church & Wukro Museum).

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mek'ele road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Harar to Mek'ele takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In October, Mek'ele is a bit cooler than Harar - with highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toAfar Region.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trip

Wukro
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale
Wukro Chirkos Church ©
Wukro Chirkos Church
Martyr's Memorial Monument ©
Martyr's Memorial Monument

4
nights
Afar Region

Afar Region
For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Afar Region route planner.

Traveling by flight from Mek'ele to Afar Region takes 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Axum on the 2nd (Sat).
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 2:

4
nights
Axum

Axum ©
Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Northern Stelae Field and Queen of Sheba's Bath. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Axum: Abuna Yemata Guh church (in Hawzen) and Monastery of Debre Damo (in Adigrat). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to King Ezana's inscription, contemplate the long history of King Bazen's Tomb, explore the historical opulence of Chapel of the Tablet, and delve into the distant past at Queen of Sheba Palace.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Axum day trip planner .

You can fly from Afar Region to Axum in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Abuna Yemata Guh church, Yeha Archaeological Site, Monastery of Debre Damo
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:
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Northern Stelae Field ©
Northern Stelae Field
King Ezana's inscription ©
King Ezana's inscription
Queen of Sheba's Bath ©
Queen of Sheba's Bath

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 discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church. Step out of Lalibela to go to Weldiya and see Weldia, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yemrehanna Kristos, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Abune Yosef.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Lalibela trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Axum to Lalibela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Weldia
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Highlights from your plan
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Climbing Tours
Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Simien View and Climbing Tours. Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, and get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Gonder trip site .

You can do a combination of car and flight from Lalibela to Gonder in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Gonder are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for Bahir Dar on the 15th (Fri).

Things to do in Gonder

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites
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Climbing Tours
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi

4
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 explore the less-touristy side of things at Lions Art Gallery and Bahir Dar Market. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls, appreciate the history behind Amhara People's Martyrs' Memorial Monument, and examine the collection at Church of Debre Sina Maryam.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bahir Dar route builder .

Traveling by car from Gonder to Bahir Dar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

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
Lions Art Gallery ©
Lions Art Gallery

10
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Horseback Riding Tours and The Mausoleum of Menelik II. On the 23rd (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Spend the 24th (Sun) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: indulge in your favorite hot beverage with a coffee and tea tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Addis Ababa trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. November in Addis Ababa sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Horseback Riding Tours
Coffee & Tea Tours

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