8 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

8 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ethiopia holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Addis Ababa
— 2 nights
Fly
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Konso
— 1 night
Fly to Addis Ababa, Drive to Ziway
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Ziway
— 1 night
Drive to Addis Ababa, Fly to Lalibela
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Lalibela
— 1 night
Fly
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Debre Libanos
— 2 nights
Drive to Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Fly to Oslo

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Addis Ababa

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): stop by Salem's Ethiopia and then contemplate the long history of Adadi Maryam. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, then steep yourself in history at Meskel Square, then make a trip to The Mausoleum of Menelik II, and finally pause for some photo ops at Yekatit 12 Martyrs Square.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Addis Ababa trip planning website.

Oslo, Norway to Addis Ababa is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to East Africa Time (EAT) is 2 hours. Traveling from Oslo in August, Addis Ababa is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Konso.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Shopping

Konso

— 1 night
Konso is a town on the Sagan River in south-western Ethiopia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at El Sod and then make a trip to Konso Cultural Centre.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Konso attractions planner.

Getting from Addis Ababa to Konso by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Ziway.

Things to do in Konso

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ziway

— 1 night
Ziway or Zway is a town and separate woreda in central Ethiopia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ziway.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Ziway day trip app.

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Konso to Ziway takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lalibela.

Things to do in Ziway

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Lalibela

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab and then gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lalibela online journey planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Ziway to Lalibela takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Debre Libanos.

Things to do in Lalibela

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Debre Libanos

— 2 nights
Debre Libanos is a monastery in Ethiopia, lying northwest of Addis Ababa in the Semien Shewa Zone of the Oromia Region. On the 17th (Tue), snap pictures at Portuguese Bridge and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Debre Libanos Monastery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Debre Libanos day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Debre Libanos takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Debre Libanos

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Ethiopia travel guide

4.2
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.