11 days in Armenia Itinerary

11 days in Armenia Itinerary

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11 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Charlotte

4
nights
Yerevan

Yerevan ©
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Goshavank Monastery and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. Get some historical perspective at The Monastery of Geghard and Saint Hripsime Church. Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Garni Temple (in Garni), Khosrov Forest State Reserve (in Ararat) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, appreciate the history behind Charent's Arch, and don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan trip itinerary maker site .

Charlotte, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Charlotte in April; daily highs in Yerevan reach 68°F and lows reach 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Ararat Province, Garni, Vagharshapat, Goshavank Monastery, Kecharis Monastery
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2
nights
Goris

Goris ©
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 16th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Ughtassar Petroglyphs, admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, then delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Aghitu Memorial, and finally make a trip to Old Khndzoresk.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Goris visit planning site .

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Goris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Syunik Province, Tatev Monastery, Wings of Tatev
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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zorats Church, then delve into the distant past at Tanahati Monastery, then examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Areni day trip website .

You can drive from Goris to Areni in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vernashen, Yeghegis, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

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