15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

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15 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Baku
Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Yerevan
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 30 min
End: Baku

2
nights
Alaverdi

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 9th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Kayan Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Haghpat Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, make a trip to Sanahin Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hnevank Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi trip maker .

Baku, Azerbaijan to Alaverdi is an approximately 8.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Baku to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. In October, Alaverdi is slightly colder than Baku - with highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kobayr Monastery, Akhtala Monastery, Hnevank Monastery, Haghpat Monastery
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

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 Tsakhkadzor (Kecharis Monastery & Wine Store Tsaghkadzor), Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan) and Lastiver Cave (in Ijevan). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, don't miss a visit to Saint Sargis Chapel, stroll the grounds of Noratus Cemetery, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Dilijan vacation planner.

Drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Armenia Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alaverdi in October: high temperatures in Dilijan hover around 22°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gosh, Tsakhkadzor, Lastiver Cave, Monastery Sevanavank, Noratus Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Garni Temple (in Garni), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard, see the interesting displays at Armenian Genocide Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yerevan day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Dilijan to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Yerevan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Byurakan, Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), and finally do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory. On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Zorats Church, then examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Areni online day trip planner .

You can drive from Yerevan to Areni in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

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

1
night
Tatev

Tatev ©
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 22nd (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), then get great views at Wings of Tatev, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tatev online holiday planner .

Getting from Areni to Tatev by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tatev

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wings of Tatev
Highlights from your plan
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge)
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev

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