16 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

16 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Fly
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Lalibela
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Gonder
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Debark
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bahir Dar
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Addis Ababa
— 4 nights
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Lalibela — 4 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, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lalibela trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Lalibela is an approximately 11-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Gonder.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
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Gonder — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gonder trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Gonder takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Debark.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Debark — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Ethiopia Treks. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Simien Mountains National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Debark trip planning site.

Getting from Gonder to Debark by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bahir Dar.
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Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Side Trip
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Bahir Dar — 3 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.
Bahir Dar is known for nature, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls, get a taste of the local shopping with Lions Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Azwa Mariam Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St George Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Bahir Dar trip builder website.

Getting from Debark to Bahir Dar by car takes about 4.5 hours. October in Bahir Dar sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Addis Ababa.
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Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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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 your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Entoto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at Mercato, and examine the collection at Ethnological Museum.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Addis Ababa vacation maker website.

You can fly from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bahir Dar in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Addis Ababa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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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