15 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

15 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Addis Ababa
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Bahir Dar
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Gonder
— 1 night
Drive
4
Debark
— 1 night
Drive to Gonder, Fly to Lalibela
5
Lalibela
— 3 nights
Fly
6
Axum
— 2 nights
Fly

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5
nights
Addis Ababa

City of Humans

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.
Spend the 17th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto, pause for some serene contemplation at Arada Giyorgis, see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa trip planning site.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Addis Ababa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Addis Ababa. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for slightly colder days in Addis Ababa, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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Mount Entoto ©
Mountain
Mount Entoto
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National Museum of Ethiopia ©
Specialty Museum
National Museum of Ethiopia
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2
nights
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.
On the 20th (Thu), examine the collection at Church of Debre Sina Maryam and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Lions Art Gallery and then admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls.

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Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Bahir Dar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

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Lake Tana
Must see
Lake Tana
4.2
Blue Nile Falls ©
Waterfall
Blue Nile Falls
3.9
Lions Art Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Lions Art Gallery
5.0

1
night
Gonder

Camelot of Africa

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 22nd (Sat): revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village, then pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gonder vacation planner.

Drive from Bahir Dar to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Gonder, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Debark.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Fasil Ghebbi ©
World heritage site
Fasil Ghebbi
4.6
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Religious Site
Fasiladas Bath Timket
4.2
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
World heritage site
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
4.6

1
night
Debark

On the 23rd (Sun), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Simien Mountains National Park.

Plan trip to Debark with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Gonder to Debark in 2 hours. On the 23rd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Debark

Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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3
nights
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.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, explore the galleries of The Fine Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yemrehana Krestos Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lalibela sightseeing planning tool.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Debark to Lalibela takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Axum.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:
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2
nights
Axum

Axum or Aksum is a city in the northern part of Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of King Ezana's Inscription, pause for some serene contemplation at Arabtu Ensessa Church, then delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Axum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, and finally walk around Ezana Park.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Axum trip planner.

You can fly from Lalibela to Axum in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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Obelisk of Axum ©
World heritage site
Obelisk of Axum
4.1

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