15 days in Vagharshapat, Alaverdi & Sevan Itinerary

15 days in Vagharshapat, Alaverdi & Sevan Itinerary

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15 days in Vagharshapat, Alaverdi & Sevan Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Vagharshapat
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Alaverdi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sevan
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Stockholm

5
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Echmiadzin Historical & Ethnographic Museum and Machanents Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Vagharshapat: Byurakan (Kari Lake & Vahramashen Church), Cathedral of Aruch (in Aruch) and Araks (Sardarapat Memorial & National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle).

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Vagharshapat trip itinerary builder website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Vagharshapat is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Stockholm to Vagharshapat. 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 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Oshakan, Byurakan, Araks, Karmravor Church, Ziarat Yazidi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery
Kari Lake ©
Kari Lake

4
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Get outdoors at Dzoraget River and Communist Caves. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sanahin Bridge and Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark. Get out of town with these interesting Alaverdi side-trips: Haghpatavank (in Haghpat), Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala) and Dsegh (Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum & Kobayr Monastery). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hnevank Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Kayan Fortress, and explore the ancient world of Ardvi Monastery.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi journey website .

Getting from Vagharshapat to Alaverdi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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 little chillier than Vagharshapat - with highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sevan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Church of St. Nicholas, Ardvi Monastery, Akhtala Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Dzoraget River ©
Dzoraget River
Sanahin Bridge ©
Sanahin Bridge

5
nights
Sevan

Sevan ©
Get in touch with nature at Lastiver Cave and Yenokavan Canyon. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Armaghan Mountain and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sevan: Anapat Cave (in Yenokavan), Saint Sargis Chapel (in Gosh) and Haghartsin Monastery (in Dilijan).

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Sevan trip planner.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Sevan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alaverdi in June; daily highs in Sevan reach 36°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sevan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Yenokavan, Armaghan Mountain, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Saint Sargis Chapel
Highlights from your plan
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Armaghan Mountain ©
Armaghan Mountain
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)

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