16 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

16 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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16 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Addis Ababa
— 5 nights
Fly:  1​h 30​min
2
Gonder
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lalibela
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Debre Libanos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Ethiopia and Asni Gallery. Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Entoto Hill. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, pause for some photo ops at Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square, contemplate the long history of Meskel Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Addis Ababa vacation maker .

Stockholm, Sweden to Addis Ababa is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Stockholm to Addis Ababa, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Addis Ababa, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Adadi Maryam ©
Adadi Maryam

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Debre Berhan Selassie Church and Fasil Ghebbi. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Climbing Tours and Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket, go for a walk through Simien View, and make a trip to Falasha Village.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Gonder route builder app .

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Gonder in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In June in Gonder, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

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Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasil Ghebbi ©
Fasil Ghebbi
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church and Biete Medhane Alem. Get in touch with nature at Abune Yosef and Climbing Tours. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, contemplate the long history of Church of St. George, and take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Lalibela trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Gonder to Lalibela in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Debre Libanos.

Things to do in Lalibela

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Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church ©
Biete Medhane Alem ©
Biete Medhane Alem
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George

2
nights
Debre Libanos

Debre Libanos ©
On the 15th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Debre Libanos Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Debre Libanos Monastery.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Debre Libanos trip builder tool .

Do a combination of flight and car from Lalibela to Debre Libanos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Debre Libanos can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 16th (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Debre Libanos

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

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