11 days in Armenia Itinerary

11 days in Armenia Itinerary

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11 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Hayravank
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Akhtala
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Tsakhkadzor
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h
End: Dubai

few
hours
Hayravank

Hayravank ©
The quiet lakeside village of Hayravank brings in visitors with its small and historic monastery, one of the province's key cultural highlights.
On the 13th (Thu), cool off at Hayravank Monastery, stroll the grounds of Noratus Cemetery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery).

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Hayravank tour planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hayravank is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. In December, Hayravank is colder than Dubai - with highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akhtala.

Things to do in Hayravank

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Noratus
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

1
night
Akhtala

Akhtala ©
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Kayan Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Akhtala trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Hayravank to Akhtala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hayravank in December: high temperatures in Akhtala hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Akhtala

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Alaverdi
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dalan Art Gallery and Proshyan Brandy Factory. Popular historic sites such as The Monastery of Geghard and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Dalma Garden Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, learn about winemaking at Golden Grape Armas Estate, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Hripsime Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Yerevan online road trip planner .

Getting from Akhtala to Yerevan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Akhtala in December; daily highs in Yerevan reach 3°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Shopping Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Ararat Province, Vagharshapat, The Monastery of Geghard, Golden Grape Armas Estate, Garni Temple
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2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and then take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To see maps and other tourist information, use the Goris travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Goris takes 3.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tatev Monastery, Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

3
nights
Tsakhkadzor

Tsakhkadzor ©
Tsakhkadzor serves as a mountain retreat for the well-off Armenians, offering pristine ski slopes throughout the winter season and plenty of fresh air and a refuge from the heat in the spring and summer.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Harutyun Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Tsakhkadzor attractions website .

You can drive from Goris to Tsakhkadzor in 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Tsakhkadzor can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Matosavank Monastery, Yenokavan Canyon
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Matosavank Monastery ©
Matosavank Monastery
Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers ©
Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers
Saint Harutyun Church ©
Saint Harutyun Church

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