16 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

16 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ethiopia travel route planner
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Addis Ababa
— 4 nights
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Lalibela
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bahir Dar
— 2 nights
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Addis Ababa — 4 nights

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.
Addis Ababa is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, examine the collection at Ethnological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bole Medhane Alem Cathedral, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Addis Ababa online trip itinerary maker.

Dakar, Senegal to Addis Ababa is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dakar to Addis Ababa is 3 hours. Traveling from Dakar in January, plan for little chillier nights in Addis Ababa, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Lalibela.
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Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature
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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.
Lalibela is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Church of St. George, pause for some serene contemplation at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, don't miss a visit to Yemrehana Krestos Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lalibela road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Addis Ababa to Lalibela takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bahir Dar.
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Historic Sites
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Bahir Dar — 2 nights

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 27th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Lions Art Gallery and then admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Bahir Dar Market, pause for some serene contemplation at St George Church, and then make a trip to Monastery of Debre Mariam.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bahir Dar trip itinerary maker app.

Fly from Lalibela to Bahir Dar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Bahir Dar, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.
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Shopping · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Ethiopia travel guide

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Specialty 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.
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