6 days in Eritrea & Ethiopia Itinerary

6 days in Eritrea & Ethiopia Itinerary

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6 days in Eritrea & Ethiopia Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Asmara, Eritrea
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Gonder, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Lalibela, Ethiopia
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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Asmara, Eritrea

Asmara ©
Having earned UNESCO World Heritage status for its abundance of Italian modernist architecture, Asmara boasts a rich history and architectural gems.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): make a trip to Medebar Market, admire the striking features of Cattedrale di Asmara, appreciate the history behind Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, then don't miss a visit to Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara, then admire the striking features of Nda Mariam Othodox Church, and finally make a trip to Liberation Avenue.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Asmara trip tool .

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

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Nda Mariam Othodox Church ©
Nda Mariam Othodox Church
Cattedrale di Asmara ©
Cattedrale di Asmara
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara ©
Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, then go for a walk through Simien View, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gonder online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Asmara to Gonder in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Gonder are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

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

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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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, browse the exhibits of The Fine Art Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Church of St. George.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Lalibela tour itinerary maker website .

Getting from Gonder to Lalibela by combination of flight and car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): stop by Salem's Ethiopia, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Ethiopia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Arada Giyorgis, take in the dramatic natural features at Entoto Hill, and then examine the collection at Ethnological Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Addis Ababa takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Holy Trinity Cathedral
Entoto Hill ©
Entoto Hill
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

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