14 days in Armenia Itinerary

14 days in Armenia Itinerary

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14 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Drive:  2​h
1
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Halidzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yerevan
— 7 nights
End: Yerevan

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Zorats Church, then see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, then do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, and finally take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Areni online travel route builder .

Yerevan to Areni is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Halidzor.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Old Bridge Winery, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

2
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor ©
Halidzor, is a village in the Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 8th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, and finally delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): make a trip to Vorotnavank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, and then make a trip to Goris Rock Forest.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Halidzor journey planner.

Traveling by car from Areni to Halidzor takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Vorotnavank Monastery, Tatev Monastery
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Dzoraget River, pause for some serene contemplation at Hnevank Monastery, and admire the majestic nature at Dilijan National Park.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip planner.

Getting from Halidzor to Dilijan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Dilijan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Goshavank Monastery, Hayravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Noratus Cemetery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

7
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Hovhannavank Monastery (in Ohanavan) and Garni (Garni Temple & Garni Gorge). And it doesn't end there: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at History Museum of Armenia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard, and make a trip to Echmiadzin Monastery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yerevan online journey maker .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Yerevan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Geghard, Amberd Fortress, Mount Aragats
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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