14 days in Armenia & Tbilisi Itinerary

14 days in Armenia & Tbilisi Itinerary

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14 days in Armenia & Tbilisi Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  13​h
1
Ararat Province, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Areni, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dilijan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Geghard, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

1
night
Ararat Province, Armenia

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, then make a trip to Yerevan Cascade, then make a trip to Republic Square, and finally see the interesting displays at Yerevan Brandy Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Khor Virap, take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum, then hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, and finally shop like a local with Northern Avenue Pedestrian Street.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ararat Province trip planning site .

London, UK to Ararat Province is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Ararat Province is 4 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from London in August: highs in Ararat Province hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yerevan
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

1
night
Areni, Armenia

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 7th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Mozrov Cave, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Areni journey maker .

Traveling by car from Ararat Province to Areni takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Wineries Parks Nature

Side Trip

Yeghegnadzor
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Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church

3
nights
Dilijan, Armenia

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.
Haghartsin Monastery and Arakelots Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kecharis Monastery and Saint Harutyun Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dilijan: Wine Store Tsaghkadzor (in Tsakhkadzor), Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan) and Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank). Make the 10th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery and take in the spiritual surroundings of Makaravank Monastery.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dilijan itinerary planner .

You can drive from Areni to Dilijan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can drive to Geghard.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Goshavank Monastery, Hayravank Monastery, Makaravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

1
night
Geghard, Armenia

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Havuts Tar Monastery, steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Geghard itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dilijan to Geghard in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Geghard are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Geghard

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garni
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Havuts Tar Monastery ©
Havuts Tar Monastery

5
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Do your shopping at Fotografia and Wine Time. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi and Uplistsiche Cave Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tbilisi: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri), Stalin Museum (in Gori) and Mtskheta (Svetitskhoveli Cathedral & Jvari Church). Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Narikala Fortress, have some family-friendly fun at VR House, find something for the whole family at Mtatsminda Amusement Park, and appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tbilisi trip itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Geghard to Tbilisi with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gori, Mtskheta, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi ©
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
Jvari Church ©
Jvari Church

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