12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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12 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Sisian
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Alaverdi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and finally learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Areni online day trip planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Areni is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sisian.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

3
nights
Sisian

Sisian
Sisian, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) and Shaki Waterfall. Get some cultural insight at Tatev Monastery and Ughtassar Petroglyphs. Explore Sisian's surroundings by going to Jermuk (Jermuk Waterfall, Gndevank Monastery, & more) and Wings of Tatev (in Halidzor). There's more to do: make a trip to Aghitu Memorial and delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sisian holiday planning website .

Drive from Areni to Sisian in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Sisian

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jermuk, Ughtassar Petroglyphs, Tatev Monastery, Wings of Tatev
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Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

1
night
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ardvi Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghpatavank.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sisian to Alaverdi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Sisian to Alaverdi is minus 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Alaverdi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ardvi Monastery
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Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Ardvi Monastery ©
Ardvi Monastery

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.
On the 18th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and finally make a trip to Goshavank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Dilijan National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Dilijan using our trip planner.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Armenia Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Alaverdi in August, expect Dilijan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kecharis Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Hayravank Monastery, Goshavank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yerevan Brandy Factory and Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque). Get a sense of the local culture at Parajanov Museum and Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Cafesjian Center for the Arts, take in the exciting artwork at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and examine the collection at Megerian Carpet Museum.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Yerevan sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Parks Tours

Side Trip

Master Levon's Divine Underground
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Megerian Carpet Museum ©
Megerian Carpet Museum
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

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