14 days in Ethiopia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Ethiopia tour planner
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Fly
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Bahir Dar
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Debark
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gonder
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Lalibela
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Addis Ababa
— 4 nights

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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.
Bahir Dar is known for nature, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Tana, stop by Ura Kidane Mihret, take in the dramatic scenery at Blue Nile Falls, and pause for some serene contemplation at St George Church.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bahir Dar day trip site.

Addis Ababa to Bahir Dar is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Debark.
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Nature · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Debark — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Simien Mountains National Park.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Debark travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bahir Dar to Debark takes 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gonder.
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Side Trip
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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Fasil Ghebbi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Debre Berhan Selassie Church, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fasiladas Bath Timket. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gonder trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Debark to Gonder in 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Gonder can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly to Lalibela.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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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: delve into the distant past at Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Na’akuto La’ab, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Asheton Maryam Monastery.

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Traveling by flight from Gonder to Lalibela takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Addis Ababa.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
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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: examine the collection at Red Terror Martyrs Memorial Museum, hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arada Giyorgis.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Addis Ababa sightseeing planning website.

You can fly from Lalibela to Addis Ababa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December in Addis Ababa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel 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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