10 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

10 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ethiopia visit planner

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

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Yemrehana Krestos Church and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of The Fine Art Gallery, delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, and then steep yourself in history at Church of St. George.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Lalibela is an approximately 11-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gonder.

Things to do in Lalibela

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Gonder

— 1 night

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 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fasiladas Bath Timket, step into the grandiose world of Fasil Ghebbi, pause for some serene contemplation at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, then make a trip to Falasha Village, and finally revel in the low prices at Ploughshare Women Crafts Training Centre.

Before you visit Gonder, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Lalibela to Gonder takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. February in Gonder sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Bahir Dar.

Things to do in Gonder

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

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 16th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Church of Debre Sina Maryam and then explore the activities along Lake Tana. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Lions Art Gallery and then admire the sheer force of Blue Nile Falls.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bahir Dar day trip planning app.

You can drive from Gonder to Bahir Dar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Gonder in February, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Bahir Dar. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Addis Ababa.

Things to do in Bahir Dar

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:

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.
Spend the 20th (Sat) behind the viewfinder with an inspiring photography tour. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Meskel Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Entoto.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Addis Ababa travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Bahir Dar to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daily temperatures in Addis Ababa can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Addis Ababa

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 21:

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.