12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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12 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Drive:  45​min
1
Geghard
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ararat Province
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Tatev
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Lake Sevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Yerevan

1
night
Geghard

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Havuts Tar Monastery, steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the stunning scenery at Garni Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Azhdaak Mountain.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Geghard sightseeing planning site .

Yerevan to Geghard is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Geghard

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garni
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

3
nights
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Venture out of the city with trips to Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat) and Yerevan (Wine Tours & Tastings, Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, & more). There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ararat Province trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Geghard to Ararat Province by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April in Ararat Province, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yerevan, Echmiadzin Monastery
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Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

2
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, then take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery. On your second day here, make a trip to Melik Tangi Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Goris Rock Forest, and then examine the collection at Museum of Axel Bakounts.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tatev trip maker site .

Getting from Ararat Province to Tatev by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goris, Wings of Tatev, Melik Tangi Bridge
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, and finally learn about winemaking at Hin Areni Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tanahati Monastery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zorats Church, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass).

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Areni journey planner.

You can drive from Tatev to Areni in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Tanahati Monastery
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

3
nights
Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan
A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Lake Sevan side-trips: Dilijan (Haghartsin Monastery, Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, & more), Goshavank Monastery (in Gosh) and Tsakhkadzor (Saint Harutyun Church, Kecharis Monastery, & more). There's more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Sevan and make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lake Sevan road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Areni to Lake Sevan takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Dilijan, Goshavank Monastery
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

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