15 days in Gyumri, Lake Sevan & Yerevan Itinerary

15 days in Gyumri, Lake Sevan & Yerevan Itinerary

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15 days in Gyumri, Lake Sevan & Yerevan Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Gyumri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Sevan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Yerevan
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Paris

2
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mount Aragats and Hnevank Monastery. Popular historic sites such as Black Fortress and Marmashen Monastery are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, pause for some photo ops at Mother Armenia, pause for some serene contemplation at Surp Astvatsatsin or Yot Verk (Seven Wounds) Church, and get in on the family fun at Gyumri's Central Park.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gyumri trip maker app .

Paris, France to Gyumri is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Paris in August, you will find days in Gyumri are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sevan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Theme Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Hnevank Monastery, Mount Aragats, Marmashen Monastery
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Hnevank Monastery ©
Hnevank Monastery
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery

4
nights
Sevan

Sevan ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Haghartsin Monastery and Goshavank Monastery. Get some historical perspective at Monastery of Sanahin and Odzun Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Sevan: Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino (in Dilijan), Saint Sargis Chapel (in Gosh) and Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala).

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sevan trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Gyumri to Sevan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gyumri in August: high temperatures in Sevan hover around 41°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dilijan, Tsakhkadzor, Gosh, Alaverdi, Noratus
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala 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.
Get some historical perspective at Noravank Monastery and Saint Sarkis Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Garni Gorge and Basaltic Organ. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Amberd Fortress (in Byurakan) and Areni (Areni Wine Factory & Noravank Gorge). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, browse the different shops at Dalma Garden Mall, and delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yerevan trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Sevan to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Yerevan sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Areni, Garni, Amberd Fortress
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

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