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 ©
Explore hidden gems such as The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Amberd Fortress. Popular historic sites such as Saint Hripsime Church and Saint Gayane Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Vagharshapat side-trips: Kari Lake (in Byurakan) and Golden Grape Armas Estate (in Nor Yedesia).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Vagharshapat trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Vagharshapat is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Armenia Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for much hotter days in Vagharshapat, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Byurakan, Oshakan, Ziarat Yazidi Temple, Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Golden Grape Armas Estate
Highlights from your plan
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Saint Gayane Church ©
Saint Gayane 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, delve into the distant past at Ardvi Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Khuchapi Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, contemplate the long history of Haghpatavank, then pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, and finally make a trip to Kayan Fortress.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Alaverdi journey planning website .

You can drive from Vagharshapat to Alaverdi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Vagharshapat to Alaverdi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vagharshapat in June; daily highs in Alaverdi reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sevan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Khuchapi Monastery, Akhtala Monastery, Ardvi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum

3
nights
Sevan

Sevan
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haghartsin Monastery and Goshavank Monastery. Get some cultural insight at Noratus Cemetery and Makravank Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery) (in Noratus), Odzaberd Fortress (in Tsovinar) and Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino (in Dilijan).

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sevan day trip site .

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. Traveling from Alaverdi in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Sevan: highs are around 36°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Noratus, Dilijan, Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts, Goshavank Monastery, Hayravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

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 The Monastery of Geghard. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yerevan Brandy Factory and Khosrov Forest State Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Areni (Areni Wine Factory & St. Astvatsatsin Church) and Garni (Basaltic Organ & Garni Gorge). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Parajanov Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, get engrossed in the history at Yerevan History Museum, and view the masterpieces at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Yerevan trip planning tool .

Getting from Sevan to Yerevan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. June in Yerevan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Areni, Garni, Khosrov Forest State Reserve, The Monastery of Geghard, Saint Hovhannes Church
Highlights from your plan
Megerian Carpet Museum ©
Megerian Carpet Museum
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

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