12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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12 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Baku
Fly:  8 h
1
Yerevan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Halidzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  10 h
End: Baku

5
nights
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 Yerevan's surroundings by going to Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, examine the collection at History Museum of Armenia, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Yerevan trip planner .

Baku, Azerbaijan to Yerevan is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect little chillier evenings in Yerevan when traveling from Baku in October, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
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Walking tours
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery, then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, and finally look for gifts at Wine Store Tsaghkadzor. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, then take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Saint Sargis Chapel.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Dilijan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Gosh, Monastery Sevanavank
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), and finally learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, delve into the distant past at Zorats Church, then see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Areni trip itinerary site .

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 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Halidzor.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Old Bridge Winery, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

2
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): get great views at Wings of Tatev, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum, and finally explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Halidzor sightseeing site .

Drive from Areni to Halidzor in 2.5 hours. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Tatev Monastery
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings

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