12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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12 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Areni
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Lake Sevan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yerevan
— 8 nights
End: Yerevan

1
day
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, and finally learn about winemaking at Hin Areni Winery.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Areni trip itinerary planning app .

Yerevan to Areni is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Areni

Wineries Parks Nature
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Areni Wine Factory ©
Areni Wine Factory
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church, then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally explore the activities along Lake Sevan.

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Traveling by car from Areni to Lake Sevan takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites
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Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Parz, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, then examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), and finally kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dilijan National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan vacation builder .

Traveling by car from Lake Sevan to Dilijan takes 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Lake Parz ©
Lake Parz

8
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.
Visiting Caucasus Mountains and Garni Gorge will get you outdoors. Head to Vernissage Market and Proshyan Brandy Factoryfor some retail therapy. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). Dedicate the 29th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, make a trip to Republic Square, browse the exhibits of Armenian Genocide Museum, and meet the residents at Yerevan Zoo.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yerevan online vacation planner .

You can drive from Dilijan to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Mount Aragats, Khor Virap
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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