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
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yerevan
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 24th (Mon), do a tasting at Hin Areni Winery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), then pause for some serene contemplation at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Areni online journey planner .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Areni is an approximately 9-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Yeghegnadzor, Yeghegis, Tanahati Monastery, Dolphin Lake, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Hin Areni Winery ©
Hin Areni Winery

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino and Dzoraget River. Take a break from the city and head to Anapat Cave and Yenokavan Canyon. Explore Dilijan's surroundings by going to Makaravank Monastery (in Ijevan), Tsakhkadzor (Saint Harutyun Church & Royale Entertainment Center) and Lori Castle (in Stepanavan). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Jukhtakvank Monastery.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Dilijan trip planning website .

Getting from Areni to Dilijan by car takes about 2.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Yenokavan, Tsakhkadzor, Makaravank Monastery
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Dzoraget River ©
Dzoraget River
Royale Entertainment Center ©
Royale Entertainment Center

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Garni Gorge. Visiting Khosrov Forest State Reserve and Basaltic Organ will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan), Golden Grape Armas Estate (in Nor Yedesia) and Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery & Saint Gayane Church). There's lots more to do: learn about winemaking at Armenia Wine Company, pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, don't miss a visit to Charles Aznavour Square, and contemplate the long history of Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan trip planning tool .

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 December in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Ararat Province, Golden Grape Armas Estate
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Golden Grape Armas Estate ©
Golden Grape Armas Estate
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Basaltic Organ ©
Basaltic Organ

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