14 days in Azerbaijan & Armenia Itinerary

14 days in Azerbaijan & Armenia Itinerary

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14 days in Azerbaijan & Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Sheki, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
3
Alaverdi, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Dilijan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Areni, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Yerevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Yogyakarta, Indonesia


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3
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Baku Old City and Heydar Mosque. Step off the beaten path and head to Martyrs' Lane and Dagustu Park (Upland Park). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Upland Park, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Shirvanshahs, get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, and stroll through Philharmonic Fountain Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baku day trip website .

Yogyakarta, Indonesia to Baku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Yogyakarta to Baku due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Mosque ©
Heydar Mosque
Miniature Books ©
Miniature Books

1
night
Sheki, Azerbaijan

Sheki ©
A vacation in Sheki, a small town situated in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, provides tourists with endless hiking opportunities and views of dramatic snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khan's Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sheki, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Baku to Sheki in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. In August in Sheki, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts ©
Museum of Folk and Applied Arts

1
night
Alaverdi, Armenia

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ardvi Monastery, and finally contemplate the long history of Haghpatavank.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sheki to Alaverdi takes 6 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sheki to Alaverdi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sheki in August; daily highs in Alaverdi reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ardvi Monastery
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum

2
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.
On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dilijan National Park and then don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip builder .

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Alaverdi in August, things will get a bit warmer in Dilijan: highs are around 41°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monastery Sevanavank, Kecharis Monastery, Hayravank Monastery, Goshavank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

1
night
Areni, Armenia

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and finally do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

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Traveling by car from Dilijan to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Old Bridge Winery
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

3
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Parajanov Museum and Yerevan Brandy Factory. Popular historic sites such as Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque) and Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Republic Square, examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan travel planner.

Getting from Areni to Yerevan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 13th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Tours Spas
Highlights from your plan
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church ©
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church
Spas

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