15 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

15 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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

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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.
Ethio Tours has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana, take in the exciting artwork at Lions Art Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Church of Debre Sina Maryam.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bahir Dar driving holiday site.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Bahir Dar. In October, daily temperatures in Bahir Dar can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

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Ethio Tours ©
Eco Tour
Ethio Tours
4.8
Blue Nile Falls ©
Waterfall
Blue Nile Falls
3.9
Lake Tana
Must see
Lake Tana
4.2

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then get to know the fascinating history of Falasha Village, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gonder trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Bahir Dar to Gonder takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Debark.

Things to do in Gonder

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

1
night
Debark

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Simien Mountains National Park.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Debark travel route planning tool.

Drive from Gonder to Debark in 2 hours. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Debark

Parks · Nature

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: don't miss a visit to Church of St. George, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery, delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lalibela online sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Debark to Lalibela in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Axum.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
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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 15th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Northern Stelae Field, then delve into the distant past at Obelisk of Axum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arabtu Ensessa Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Queen of Sheba Palace, steep yourself in history at King Ezana's Inscription, get engrossed in the history at Archeological Museum, make a trip to Tombs of Kings Kaleb and Gebre Meskal, then stroll around Ezana Park, and finally contemplate the long history of King Bazen's Tomb.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Axum planner.

Getting from Lalibela to Axum by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Axum

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Obelisk of Axum ©
World heritage site
Obelisk of Axum
4.1
Northern Stelae Field ©
Religious Site
Northern Stelae Field
4.2

4
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 20th (Tue) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto, make a trip to Meskel Square, trot along with a tour on horseback, and pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Addis Ababa trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Axum to Addis Ababa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
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Mount Entoto ©
Mountain
Mount Entoto
4.0
Holy Trinity Cathedral ©
Religious Site
Holy Trinity Cathedral
4.2

1
night
Jinka

Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): examine the collection at Jinka Museum.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Jinka fast, fun, and easy.

You can fly from Addis Ababa to Jinka in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
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Highlights from your trip
Jinka Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Jinka Museum
4.1

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