15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia tour planner

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Dilijan
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Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tatev
— 1 night
Drive
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Areni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yerevan
— 7 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dilijan: Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus), Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan) and Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Parz, delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dilijan trip builder site.

New York City, USA to Dilijan is an approximately 25-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in May: highs in Dilijan hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Tatev

— 1 night
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 4th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, then explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tatev travel route builder app.

Getting from Dilijan to Tatev by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Areni

— 2 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Tanahati Monastery, see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Tsakhats Kar Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitakavor Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Areni travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, &more). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, and stroll through Armenian Genocide Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan tour planner.

Drive from Areni to Yerevan in 2 hours. In June in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 60°F at night. On the 13th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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.