15 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

15 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ethiopia tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Addis Ababa
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Jinka
— 1 night
Fly
3
Lalibela
— 3 nights
Fly
4
Bahir Dar
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Gonder
— 3 nights
Drive

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Addis Ababa

— 5 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.
Spend the 25th (Mon) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto, see the interesting displays at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Entoto Maryam Church.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa tour site.

London, UK to Addis Ababa is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to East Africa Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Jinka.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 27:

Jinka

— 1 night
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. On the 28th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Jinka Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Jinka trip planner.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Jinka in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Lalibela.

Things to do in Jinka

Museums
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your trip

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, pause for some serene contemplation at Yemrehana Krestos Church, view the masterpieces at The Fine Art Gallery, and shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lalibela day trip planning app.

You can fly from Jinka to Lalibela in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Lions Art Gallery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Church of Debre Sina Maryam and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tana.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bahir Dar trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Bahir Dar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daytime highs in Bahir Dar are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Nature · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:

Gonder

— 3 nights

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 3rd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some fabulous bargains at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gonder vacation planner.

You can drive from Bahir Dar to Gonder in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August, daytime highs in Gonder are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
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.