15 days in Western Asia Itinerary

15 days in Western Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Erevan, Bus to Dilijan
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Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ijevan
— 1 night
Drive
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Lake Sevan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jermuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yerevan
— 5 nights
Fly

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Dilijan

— 2 nights

Armenian Switzerland

An alpine haven resting in a plush evergreen national park, Dilijan has made a name for itself as the "Armenian Switzerland." A much-loved spa town rich in culture and history, uncover the majestic 10th century monasteries, undisturbed scenic vistas, and hiking trails through undulating forest.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dilijan: Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus), Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor) and Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery, explore the activities along Lake Parz, see the interesting displays at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dilijan journey site.

New Delhi, India to Dilijan is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Armenia Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in October, with highs in Dilijan at 22°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ijevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ijevan

— 1 night
Ijevan, is a town in Armenia and the administrative centre of the Tavush Province. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Anapat Cave and then get outside with Lastiver Cave.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Ijevan online trip planner.

Ijevan is just a stone's throw from Dilijan. In October, daytime highs in Ijevan are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Ijevan

Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Lake Sevan

— 2 nights
A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture.
On the 26th (Mon), appreciate the history behind Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church, then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Lake Sevan online trip builder.

Getting from Ijevan to Lake Sevan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Jermuk on the 27th (Tue).

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Jermuk

— 3 nights
Known as the source of much of the country's mineral water, the mountain spa town of Jermuk in truth quenches visitors' thirsts for much more besides.
Explore Jermuk's surroundings by going to Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit), Armaghan Mountain (in Madina) and Areni (Noravank Gorge, St. Astvatsatsin Church, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, make a trip to Zorats Karer, steep yourself in history at Ughtassar Petroglyphs, and delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge).

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Jermuk road trip app.

Getting from Lake Sevan to Jermuk by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Jermuk

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 5 nights

Pink City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Garni Temple (in Garni). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, pause for some photo ops at Street Sweeper Monument, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take some stellar pictures from Charent's Arch.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Yerevan road trip app.

Getting from Jermuk to Yerevan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips