12 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

12 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ethiopia attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Afar Region
— 1 day
Fly
2
Addis Ababa
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Arba Minch
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Turmi
— 1 night
Drive
5
Jinka
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23

Afar Region

— 1 day
For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Afar Region trip maker app.

Beirut, Lebanon to Afar Region is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 1 hour. On the 9th (Sat), you'll travel to Addis Ababa.

Addis Ababa

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Adadi Maryam. There's still lots to do: see Multi-day Tours, don't miss a visit to Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square, stop by Salem's Ethiopia, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Afar Region to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. November in Addis Ababa sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Arba Minch.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Arba Minch

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nechisar National Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Arba Minch online road trip planner.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Arba Minch in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Addis Ababa in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Arba Minch: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turmi.

Things to do in Arba Minch

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Turmi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): make a trip to Dasenech Village.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turmi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Arba Minch to Turmi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. On the 15th (Fri), you'll travel to Jinka.

Things to do in Turmi

Fun & Games
Highlights from your trip

Jinka

— 3 nights
Jinka is a market town in southern Ethiopia. Your day by day itinerary now includes Mago National Park. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mago National Park.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Jinka online trip planner.

Drive from Turmi to Jinka in 3 hours. On the 18th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jinka

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.