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

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): make a trip to Medebar Market, admire the landmark architecture of Cattedrale di Asmara, appreciate the history behind Cimitero Italiano Di Asmara, pause for some serene contemplation at Enda Marian- Cattedrale Copta Di Asmara, then admire the landmark architecture of Nda Mariam Othodox Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Liberation Avenue.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Asmara trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow 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

1
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, go for a walk through Simien View, then pause for some serene contemplation 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, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Gonder trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Asmara to Gonder takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Gonder are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, then take in the exciting artwork at The Fine Art Gallery, and then steep yourself in history at Church of St. George.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Lalibela route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Gonder to Lalibela takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for gifts at Salem's Ethiopia, then examine the collection 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, explore the striking landscape at Entoto Hill, and then examine the collection at Ethnological Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Addis Ababa trip maker .

You can fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In April in Addis Ababa, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum ©
Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum
Entoto Hill ©
Entoto Hill
National Museum of Ethiopia ©
National Museum of Ethiopia

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