13 days in Armenia Itinerary

13 days in Armenia Itinerary

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13 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly + Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Garni
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Prague

2
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Haghpatavank, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, explore the ancient world of Ardvi Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Dzoraget River, explore the ancient world of Hnevank Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Sanahin Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alaverdi travel planning site .

Prague, Czech Republic to Alaverdi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Alaverdi is 2 hours. When traveling from Prague in September, plan for somewhat warmer days in Alaverdi, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Akhtala Monastery, Ardvi Monastery, Kobayr Monastery, Hnevank Monastery, Dzoraget River
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Noratus Cemetery and Tezharuyk Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Haghartsin Monastery and Bjni Church. Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan), Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank) and Tsakhkadzor (Wine Store Tsaghkadzor & Kecharis Monastery). Make the 3rd (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip planner .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alaverdi in October, expect Dilijan to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Garni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Monastery Sevanavank, Hayravank Monastery, Goshavank Monastery, Noratus Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

2
nights
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Havuts Tar Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Basaltic Organ, take in the awesome beauty at Garni Gorge, and then make a trip to Kakavaberd Fortress.

To see maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Garni trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Dilijan to Garni in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Garni, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Goris.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

The Monastery of Geghard
Highlights from your plan
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, make a trip to Zorats Karer, then explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Old Khndzoresk, delve into the distant past at Aghitu Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, and finally take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Goris trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Garni to Goris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Old Khndzoresk, Tatev Monastery, Wings of Tatev
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Saint Hripsime Church and Yerevan Brandy Factory. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Khor Virap. Change things up with these side-trips from Vagharshapat: Golden Grape Armas Estate (in Nor Yedesia) and Yerevan (Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia, Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, & more).

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vagharshapat attractions planner .

You can drive from Goris to Vagharshapat in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Vagharshapat sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

Yerevan, Golden Grape Armas Estate, Khor Virap
Highlights from your plan
Saint Hripsime Church ©
Saint Hripsime Church
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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