12 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

12 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

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Addis Ababa
— 2 nights
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Bahir Dar
— 1 night
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Gonder
— 1 night
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Lalibela
— 3 nights
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Mek'ele
— 1 night
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Konso
— 1 night
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Ziway
— 2 nights

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Addis Ababa

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, take in the spiritual surroundings of Medhane Alem Cathedral, and then see Off-Road Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Addis Ababa trip maker website.

Tallinn, Estonia to Addis Ababa is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tallinn to Addis Ababa due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tallinn in September; daily highs in Addis Ababa reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Off-Road Tours
Horseback Riding Tours

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Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar ©
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 7th (Mon), take in the exciting artwork at Lions Art Gallery and then see Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Bahir Dar online holiday maker.

Fly from Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gonder.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums
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Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours ©
Bona Fide Ethiopia Tours
Lions Art Gallery ©
Lions Art Gallery

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Gonder

Gonder ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Falasha Village, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, and finally see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gonder trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bahir Dar to Gonder in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Gonder

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Falasha Village ©
Falasha Village
Debre Berhan Selassie Church ©
Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Fasiladas Bath Timket
Fasiladas Bath Timket

3
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Lalibela

Lalibela ©
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Abune Yosef. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, make a short side trip with Ethiopian Landscape Tour, delve into the distant past at Tomb of Adam, and steep yourself in history at Bilbala St. George Rock Hewn Church.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lalibela trip planner.

You can fly from Gonder to Lalibela in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mek'ele.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab ©
Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab
Ethiopian Landscape Tour ©
Ethiopian Landscape Tour
Abune Yosef ©
Abune Yosef

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Mek'ele

Mek'ele ©
Mek'ele, also transliterated as Makale, Mekelle or Meqele, is the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. On the 12th (Sat), explore the activities along Lake Assale.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mek'ele tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Lalibela to Mek'ele takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In September, daily temperatures in Mek'ele can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Konso.

Things to do in Mek'ele

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Assale ©
Lake Assale

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Konso

Konso ©
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at El Sod and then make a trip to Konso Cultural Centre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Konso travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Mek'ele to Konso takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Ziway.

Things to do in Konso

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
El Sod ©
El Sod
Konso Cultural Centre ©
Konso Cultural Centre

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Ziway

Ziway ©
Ziway or Zway is a town and separate woreda in central Ethiopia. On the 14th (Mon), explore the activities along Lake Ziway.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ziway driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Konso to Ziway in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ziway

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Ziway ©
Lake Ziway

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