7 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

7 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ethiopia travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Addis Ababa
— 1 day
Fly
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Lalibela
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Gonder
— 1 night
Drive
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Bahir Dar
— 1 night
Fly

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Addis Ababa

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the galleries of Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Holy Trinity Cathedral, and then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Bob Marley.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Addis Ababa trip itinerary site.

New York City, USA to Addis Ababa is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from New York City to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from New York City in February: high temperatures in Addis Ababa hover around 76°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can fly to Lalibela.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Lalibela

— 3 nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela and Church of St. George. Get a sense of the local culture at Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab and Biete Medhane Alem. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church and see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lalibela day trip tool.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Lalibela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 10:

Gonder

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Fri), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gonder attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Gonder takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Gonder sees daily highs of 81°F and lows of 62°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

Bahir Dar

— 1 night
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.
For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bahir Dar trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Gonder to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Gonder in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bahir Dar, with lows of 54°F. On the 12th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

Ethiopia travel guide

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Museums · National Parks · Ruins
Abyssinia
One of the oldest countries in the world, Ethiopia was the only African nation not to fall under colonial control. The continued independence left the country with a wealth of undisturbed historical sites and cultural practices--reasons enough to plan a vacation in Ethiopia. Ancient ruins, hill tribes, wild forest areas, gushing rivers, and depressions filled with active volcanoes represent just some of the many Ethiopia attractions worthy of your attention.