12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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12 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  18​h 45​min
1
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Yerevan
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Dilijan

Dilijan ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus), Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, make a trip to Saint Sargis Chapel, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dilijan National Park, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dilijan trip itinerary maker .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Dilijan is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Johannesburg to Dilijan is 2 hours. Traveling from Johannesburg in October, things will get little chillier in Dilijan: highs are around 22°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Gosh, Noratus Cemetery, Monastery Sevanavank, Kecharis Monastery, Hnevank Monastery
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), then do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Zorats Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tanahati Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Areni online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Vernashen, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

1
night
Tatev

Tatev ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), then take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tatev online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Areni to Tatev takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, Wings of Tatev
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge)

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). Next up on the itinerary: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, make a trip to Republic Square, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, use the Yerevan tour itinerary maker .

You can drive from Tatev to Yerevan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Yerevan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Mount Aragats, Saghmosavank Monastery
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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