16 days in Armenia Itinerary

16 days in Armenia Itinerary

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16 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  11​h
1
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Alaverdi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Yerevan
— 6 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Echmiadzin Monastery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amberd Fortress and National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle. Take a break from Vagharshapat with a short trip to Sardarapat Memorial in Araks, about 46 minutes away.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Vagharshapat tour planning app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Vagharshapat is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Armenia Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, you will find days in Vagharshapat are warmer (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Araks, Oshakan Cemetery, Ziarat Yazidi Temple, Amberd Fortress
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Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Sardarapat Memorial ©
Sardarapat Memorial

3
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Monastery of Sanahin and Akhtala Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Odzun Church and Khuchapi Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Alaverdi: Hnevank Monastery (in Kurtan) and Berdavan Fortress (in Berdavan). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, don't miss a visit to Khorakert Monastery, explore the ancient world of Sanahin Bridge, and explore the historical opulence of Kayan Fortress.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Alaverdi sightseeing planner.

Drive from Vagharshapat to Alaverdi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Vagharshapat to Alaverdi is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vagharshapat in June; daily highs in Alaverdi reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Sevan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Khorakert Monastery, Khuchapi Monastery, Berdavan Fortress, Ardvi Monastery, Akhtala Monastery
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

3
nights
Sevan

Sevan
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goshavank Monastery and Noratus Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Haghartsin Monastery and St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sevan: Saint Sargis Chapel (in Gosh), Odzaberd Fortress (in Tsovinar) and Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino (in Dilijan).

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sevan trip maker site .

Drive from Alaverdi to Sevan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Armenia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In June, Sevan is somewhat warmer than Alaverdi - with highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Gosh, Dilijan, Noratus, Hayravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

6
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Noravank Monastery and Megerian Carpet Museum. Parajanov Museum and Cafesjian Center for the Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), St. Astvatsatsin Church (in Areni) and Garni Temple (in Garni). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Yerevan Brandy Factory, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use 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. In June in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Areni, The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church ©
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church

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