16 days in Armenia & Nagorny Karabakh Itinerary

16 days in Armenia & Nagorny Karabakh Itinerary

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16 days in Armenia & Nagorny Karabakh Itinerary

Start: Boston, United States
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Yerevan, Armenia
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Areni, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Halidzor, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Nagorny Karabakh, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
5
Sevan, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  19​h
End: Boston, United States

6
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Echmiadzin Monastery and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Amberd Fortress (in Byurakan) and Garni (Garni Gorge & Basaltic Organ). And it doesn't end there: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, explore the galleries of Cafesjian Center for the Arts, and make a trip to Republic Square.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yerevan trip planner.

Boston, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Boston to Yerevan, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Boston, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yerevan, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Mount Aragats, Amberd Fortress
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Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Lovers' Park ©
Lovers' Park
Spas

1
night
Areni, Armenia

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 4th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and finally learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Areni road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Areni takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Halidzor.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

2
nights
Halidzor, Armenia

Halidzor ©
Halidzor, is a village in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest, then examine the collection at Museum of Axel Bakounts, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, explore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then make a trip to Vorotnavank Monastery, and finally explore the ancient world of Aghitu Memorial.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Halidzor day trip website .

Drive from Areni to Halidzor in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nagorny Karabakh.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Vorotnavank Monastery, Tatev Monastery
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

3
nights
Nagorny Karabakh, Azerbaijan

Nagorny Karabakh ©
Explore hidden gems such as Hunot Canyon and Tatik u Papik. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nagorny Karabakh: Aghdara (Gandzasar Monastery & Tigranakert of Artsakh).

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Nagorny Karabakh trip planner .

Traveling by car from Halidzor to Nagorny Karabakh takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sevan.

Things to do in Nagorny Karabakh

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Aghdara
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Gtichavank Monastery ©
Gtichavank Monastery
Gandzasar Monastery ©
Gandzasar Monastery
Tatik u Papik ©
Tatik u Papik

1
night
Sevan, Armenia

Sevan ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, then try to win big at Royale Entertainment Center, and finally make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank.

Plan trip to Sevan with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Nagorny Karabakh to Sevan takes 4.5 hours. July in Sevan sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sevan

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tsakhkadzor
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Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers ©
Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

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