15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia tour planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Dilijan
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Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Areni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tatev
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yerevan
— 6 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia

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Dilijan

— 3 nights

Armenian Switzerland

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dilijan: Tsakhkadzor (Leonid Yengibarov Monument, Kecharis Monastery, &more) and Sevan (St. Jacob's Church, Monastery Sevanavank, &more). Make the 12th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, make a trip to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and explore the activities along Lake Parz.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan tour itinerary builder website.

Philadelphia, USA to Dilijan is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from Philadelphia in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dilijan, with highs around 94°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Areni

— 2 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 13th (Wed), do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, then explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Tsakhats Kar Monastery, explore the ancient world of Zorats Church, and then learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Areni trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Tatev

— 2 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Zorats Karer, then delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Goris Rock Forest and then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tatev trip planner.

You can drive from Areni to Tatev in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 6 nights

Pink City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, &more) and Garni (Garni Temple & Amenaprkich Church). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, examine the collection at Parajanov Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Yerevan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Armenia travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.