6 days in Eritrea & Ethiopia Itinerary

6 days in Eritrea & Ethiopia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Asmara, Eritrea
— 1 night
2
Gonder, Ethiopia
— 1 night
3
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 1 night
4
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 2 nights

1
night
Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Medebar Market, admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Asmara, pause for some photo ops at Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, make a trip to Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nda Mariam Othodox Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberation Avenue (also called Harnet Ave).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Asmara visit website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Asmara is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Asmara. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Asmara

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Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
Cattedrale di Asmara ©
Cattedrale di Asmara
Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara ©
Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara

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night
Gonder, Ethiopia

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.
On the 11th (Sat), revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, see the top attractions with Simien View Tour & Travel, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gonder trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of car and flight from Asmara to Gonder in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

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

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night
Lalibela, Ethiopia

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.
On the 12th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, explore the galleries of The Fine Art Gallery, and then steep yourself in history at Church of St. George.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Lalibela trip builder.

Fly from Gonder to Lalibela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Lalibela

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Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela ©
Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Church of St. George ©
Church of St. George

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nights
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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.
On the 13th (Mon), look for gifts at Salem's Ethiopia, thenexamine the collection at National Museum of Ethiopia, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arada Giyorgis, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, and then examine the collection at Ethnological Museum.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Addis Ababa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia
Mount Entoto ©
Mount Entoto

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