15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

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15 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Alaverdi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Areni
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yerevan
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Stockholm

1
night
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 2nd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Haghpat Monastery, and then delve into the distant past at Horomayri Monastery. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery, and finally explore the ancient world of Ardvi Monastery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Alaverdi trip itinerary planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Alaverdi is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alaverdi: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kobayr Monastery, Haghpat Monastery, Akhtala Monastery, Ardvi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Haghpat Monastery ©
Haghpat Monastery

3
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gndevank Monastery and T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave. Popular historic sites such as Noravank Monastery and Tanahati Monastery are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Jermuk Waterfall (in Jermuk), Selim Caravanserai (in Aghnjadzor) and Yeghegis (Tsakhats Kar Monastery & Zorats Church). The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and explore the ancient world of Shativank Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Areni trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Areni takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Alaverdi to Areni, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Jermuk, Yeghegis, Shativank Monastery, Tanahati Monastery, Selim Caravanserai
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery

2
nights
Goris

Goris ©
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Aghitu Memorial, and then explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, and then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Goris travel route planner.

Getting from Areni to Goris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Tatev Monastery, Old Khndzoresk
Highlights from your plan
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

7
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Monastery of Geghard and Goshavank Monastery are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Noratus Cemetery and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Dilijan (Haghartsin Monastery & Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino), St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery) (in Noratus) and Garni Temple (in Garni). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Amberd Fortress, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, don't miss a visit to Echmiadzin Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gayane Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Yerevan trip planning app .

You can drive from Goris to Yerevan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Dilijan, Noratus, The Monastery of Geghard, Kecharis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

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