11 days in Armenia Itinerary

11 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Yerevan
— 6 nights
Drive
2
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive
3
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive to Zvartnots International Airport, Fly to Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

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Yerevan

— 6 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.
Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Garni Temple (in Garni). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, tour the pleasant surroundings at Armenian Genocide Museum, don't miss a visit to Erebuni Town-Fortress, and explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan itinerary planner.

Detroit, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Detroit to Yerevan. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Detroit in March: high temperatures in Yerevan hover around 57°F and lows are around 34°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Tatev

— 1 night
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Kotrats Caravanserai, then explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Tatev trip planning site.

You can drive from Yerevan to Tatev in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Areni

— 2 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 10th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Areni trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Areni takes 2.5 hours. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Areni

Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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.