15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

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15 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Yerevan
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Saint Gayane Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Amberd Fortress and Alex and Marie Manoogian Treasury House Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint Mariane Church (in Ashtarak) and National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle (in Araks).

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Vagharshapat online trip itinerary planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Vagharshapat is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Stockholm to Vagharshapat due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Stockholm in June: highs in Vagharshapat hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Oshakan, Amberd Fortress, Saint Mariane Church, Ziarat Yazidi Temple, National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle
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Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Saint Hripsime Church ©
Saint Hripsime Church

2
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Kayan Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Khorakert Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Khuchapi Monastery.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Alaverdi trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Vagharshapat to Alaverdi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Armenia Time (AMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June, Alaverdi is a bit cooler than Vagharshapat - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Sevan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Akhtala Monastery, Khorakert Monastery, Khuchapi Monastery
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

3
nights
Sevan

Sevan
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Goshavank Monastery and Noratus Cemetery. Get some cultural insight at Haghartsin Monastery and St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sevan: Saint Sargis Chapel (in Gosh), Odzaberd Fortress (in Tsovinar) and Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino (in Dilijan).

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sevan sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Sevan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alaverdi to Sevan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alaverdi in June; daily highs in Sevan reach 36°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Dilijan, Noratus, Gosh, Odzaberd Fortress
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

6
nights
Yerevan

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Noravank Monastery and Cafesjian Center for the Arts. Step off the beaten path and head to Parajanov Museum and Yerevan Brandy Factory. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), St. Astvatsatsin Church (in Areni) and Garni Temple (in Garni). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, browse the exhibits of Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, see the interesting displays at Megerian Carpet Museum, and don't miss a visit to Republic Square.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yerevan trip planning site .

You can drive from Sevan to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Yerevan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Areni, The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church ©
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church

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