9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia journey maker

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Yerevan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Goris
— 1 night
Drive
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Jermuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Noratus
— 1 night
Drive
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Dilijan
— 1 night
Drive
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Alaverdi
— 1 night
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Yerevan

— 3 nights

Pink City

Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Mordechai Navi Synagogue, Abbas Mirza Mosque Wall and Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Charles Aznavour Square and Alexander Tamanyan Statue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Vagharshapat (The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots & Echmiadzin Monastery), Garni Temple (in Garni) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). There's lots more to do: walk around Lovers' Park, see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, and get great views at Charent's Arch.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, read our Yerevan trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Yerevan is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Armenia Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in May, with highs in Yerevan at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Goris

— 1 night
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Aksel Bakunts Museum, explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then stop by Goris Crochet, and finally explore the ancient world of Kotrats Caravanserai.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Goris attractions planning website.

Drive from Yerevan to Goris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks

Jermuk

— 1 night
Known as the source of much of the country's mineral water, the mountain spa town of Jermuk in truth quenches visitors' thirsts for much more besides.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake, admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall, then appreciate the history behind Jermuk Deer Monument, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs.

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Getting from Goris to Jermuk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noratus.

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Noratus

— 1 night
Noratus is a major and historical village in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia, near the town of Gavar. Start your trip to Noratus by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Jermuk to Noratus in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. You will leave for Dilijan on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Noratus

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Dilijan

— 1 night

Armenian Switzerland

An alpine haven resting in a plush evergreen national park, Dilijan has made a name for itself as the "Armenian Switzerland." A much-loved spa town rich in culture and history, uncover the majestic 10th century monasteries, undisturbed scenic vistas, and hiking trails through undulating forest.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, then explore the activities along Lake Parz, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sargis Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Dilijan Amphitheater, make a trip to Sharambeyan Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), then explore the ancient world of Jukhtakvank Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at Matosavank Monastery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Dilijan trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Noratus to Dilijan takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Alaverdi

— 1 night
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Alaverdi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Armenia Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dilijan in May, with highs in Alaverdi at 22°C and lows at 6°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Armenia travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.