12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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12 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Halidzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), then learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zorats Church, explore the ancient world of Tanahati Monastery, then examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Areni day trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Areni is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Areni due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Halidzor.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Vernashen, Old Bridge Winery, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

2
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor ©
Halidzor, is a village in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Vorotnavank Monastery, delve into the distant past at Aghitu Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, and then explore the striking landscape at Goris Rock Forest.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Halidzor trip planner.

You can drive from Areni to Halidzor in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Vorotnavank Monastery, Tatev Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dilijan: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, explore the activities along Dzoraget River, delve into the distant past at Hnevank Monastery, and don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Dilijan itinerary tool .

Drive from Halidzor to Dilijan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Goshavank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Noratus Cemetery, Hayravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat). There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip planner.

You can drive from Dilijan to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Yerevan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Khor Virap, The Monastery of Geghard, Mount Aragats
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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