13 days in Armenia Itinerary

13 days in Armenia Itinerary

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13 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Drive:  1​h
1
Geghard
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Areni
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Ararat Province
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Yerevan

2
nights
Geghard

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
When in Geghard, make a side trip to see Azat Reservoir in Yerevan, approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, don't miss a visit to Kakavaberd Fortress, contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, and take in the awesome beauty at Azhdaak Mountain.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Geghard trip planner.

Yerevan to Geghard is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daily temperatures in Geghard can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Geghard

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni, Azat Reservoir
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Basaltic Organ ©
Basaltic Organ

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dilijan: Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan), Dzoraget River (in Stepanavan) and Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sargis Chapel, immerse yourself in nature at Dilijan National Park, and Head underground at Anapat Cave.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Dilijan trip planning app .

Getting from Geghard to Dilijan by car takes about 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lastiver Cave, Hayravank Monastery, Saint Sargis Chapel, Dzoraget River, Anapat Cave
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park

3
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Explore Areni's surroundings by going to Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit), Armaghan Mountain (in Madina) and Jermuk (Hot Springs, Ark of the Fulfillment of Desires, & more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mozrov Cave.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Areni day trip planning app .

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jermuk, Mozrov Cave, Armaghan Mountain, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Armaghan Mountain ©
Armaghan Mountain
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)

4
nights
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Change things up with these side-trips from Ararat Province: Master Levon's Divine Underground (in Arinj), Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat) and Yerevan (AEON, Cafesjian Center for the Arts, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Khor Virap and admire the majestic nature at Khosrov Forest State Reserve.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ararat Province trip planner.

Getting from Areni to Ararat Province by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Ararat Province are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yerevan, Echmiadzin Monastery, Master Levon's Divine Underground
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Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Khosrov Forest State Reserve ©
Khosrov Forest State Reserve
Arena Entertainment Centre ©
Arena Entertainment Centre

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