12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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12 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly + Drive:  16​h 30​min
1
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dilijan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yerevan
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Bus:  8​h 45​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 30th (Sat), Head underground at Mozrov Cave, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), and finally Head underground at Magil Cave. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, learn about winemaking at Hin Areni Winery, Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Areni trip itinerary maker tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Areni is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Yeghegnadzor, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hayravank Monastery and Dilijan National Park. Get in touch with nature at Lake Sevan and Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dilijan: Lastiver Cave (in Ijevan), Anapat Cave (in Yenokavan) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). The adventure continues: make a trip to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sargis Chapel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dilijan journey planning website .

Traveling by car from Areni to Dilijan takes 2.5 hours. In March in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Anapat Cave, Saint Sargis Chapel, Monastery Sevanavank, Hayravank Monastery, Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Caucasus Mountains and Yerevan Zoo. Head to Vernissage Market and Arev Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). Dedicate the 8th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, explore the galleries of Gala Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, and take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yerevan road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Tushpa Wine Cellar, The Monastery of Geghard, Mount Aragats
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Vernissage Market ©
Vernissage Market
Caucasus Mountains ©
Caucasus Mountains

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