13 days in Armenia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Armenia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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13 days in Armenia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Yerevan, Armenia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Alaverdi, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Sheki, Azerbaijan
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Doha, Qatar

5
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

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 Hayravank Monastery and Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor. Let the collections at Dalan Art Gallery and Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts capture your imagination. Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Golden Grape Armas Estate (in Nor Yedesia), Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the masterpieces at Gala Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at National Art Gallery, and view the masterpieces at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip maker app .

Doha, Qatar to Yerevan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha to Yerevan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in January, things will get cooler in Yerevan: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Noratus Cemetery, Golden Grape Armas Estate
Highlights from your plan
Dalan Art Gallery ©
Dalan Art Gallery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

2
nights
Alaverdi, Armenia

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 31st (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hnevank Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, and finally take in the views from Sanahin Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Khuchapi Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mshkavank Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Kirants Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alaverdi vacation planning site .

Getting from Yerevan to Alaverdi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and car; or take a train. Traveling from Yerevan to Alaverdi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Yerevan in January, expect Alaverdi to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Sheki.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dsegh, Mshkavank Monastery, Hnevank Monastery, Kirants Monastery, Akhtala Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum

1
day
Sheki, Azerbaijan

Sheki ©
A vacation in Sheki, a small town situated in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, provides tourists with endless hiking opportunities and views of dramatic snowcapped peaks.
On the 2nd (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, browse the exhibits of Sheki Khan's Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Sheki travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Sheki in 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Sheki. When traveling from Alaverdi in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Sheki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts ©
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts

4
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Head to Workshop Ali Shamsi and Nizami str. /Tarqovifor some retail therapy. Get in touch with nature at Dreamland Golf Club and Crystall Hall. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, get engrossed in the history at H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, and browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Baku tour planner .

You can drive from Sheki to Baku in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. February in Baku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Outdoors Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Mosque ©
Heydar Mosque
Baku Museum of Miniature Books ©
Baku Museum of Miniature Books

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