13 days in Armenia Itinerary

13 days in Armenia Itinerary

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13 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
1
Yerevan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Ararat Province
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Jermuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
6
Tatev
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Yerevan

2
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.
You've added History Museum of Armenia, Armenian Genocide Museum, Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yeghvard Church, then examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, then don't miss a visit to Republic Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque). Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Yerevan Cascade, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, then explore the galleries of Armenian Genocide Museum, and finally examine the collection at History Museum of Armenia.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yerevan trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Zvartnots International Airport. In September, daytime highs in Yerevan are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yeghvard Church
Highlights from your plan
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Armenian Genocide Museum
Armenian Genocide Museum

1
night
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Smbataberd Fortress has been added to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Smbataberd Fortress and then delve into the distant past at Khor Virap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Kakavaberd Fortress and then immerse yourself in nature at Khosrov Forest State Reserve.

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Traveling by car from Yerevan to Ararat Province takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Smbataberd Fortress, Kakavaberd Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Khosrov Forest State Reserve ©
Khosrov Forest State Reserve
Kakavaberd Fortress ©
Kakavaberd Fortress

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mozrov Cave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Areni attractions site .

Traveling by car from Ararat Province to Areni takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Mozrov Cave
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

3
nights
Jermuk

Jermuk ©
Known as the source of much of the country's mineral water, the mountain spa town of Jermuk in truth quenches visitors' thirsts for much more besides.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tsakhats Kar Monastery as well as Jermuk Waterfall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ughtassar Petroglyphs and Aghitu Memorial. Get in touch with nature at Hot Springs and Shaki Waterfall. Get out of town with these interesting Jermuk side-trips: Sisian (Zorats Karer & Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surp Sion Monastery and pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jermuk vacation maker app .

You can drive from Areni to Jermuk in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Tatev.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Surp Sion Monastery, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Ughtassar Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
Zorats Karer ©
Zorats Karer

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 28th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Kotrats Caravanserai, explore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, then explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, and finally make a trip to Old Khndzoresk.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Goris trip planner .

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Goris takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Old Khndzoresk
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Zorats Karer ©
Zorats Karer

3
nights
Tatev

Tatev
Tatev Monastery and Ughtassar Petroglyphs will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tatev: Sisian (Shaki Waterfall & Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)).

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Tatev road trip website .

You can drive from Jermuk to Tatev in 2.5 hours. You will leave for home on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Tatev

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sisian, Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, Ughtassar Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

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