16 days in Armenia Itinerary

16 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Areni
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Areni
— 1 day
Drive
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Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Yerevan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Goris
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Jermuk
— 2 nights
Drive to Zvartnots International Airport, Fly to Cairo

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Areni

— 1 day
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and finally learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Areni road trip planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Areni is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Areni is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Alaverdi

— 2 nights
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. On the 23rd (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Haghpat Monastery, and finally examine the collection at Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, then snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, then take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alaverdi holiday planner.

Drive from Areni to Alaverdi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Armenia Standard Time (AMT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Alaverdi are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Dilijan

— 3 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.
You've now added Dilijan National Park to your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Goshavank Monastery and Hayravank Monastery. Your inner history buff will appreciate Noratus Cemetery and Jukhtakvank Monastery. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Matosavank Monastery, don't miss a visit to Dilijan Amphitheater, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dilijan itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Alaverdi in October, expect Dilijan to be a bit warmer, temps between 22°C and 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 4 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.
You've added Noah's Garden, Land Of Noah, Abbas Mirza Mosque Wall, and other attractions to your itinerary. Cafesjian Center for the Arts and National Gallery of Armenia will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Monastery of Geghard and Garni Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Megerian Carpet Museum, don't miss a visit to Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, look for gifts at BazArt, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan online trip itinerary planner.

Take a shuttle from Dilijan to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Goris

— 3 nights
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. You've now added Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, then delve into the distant past at Kotrats Caravanserai, and then take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer, and finally explore the ancient world of Aghitu Memorial.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Goris vacation planner.

You can drive from Yerevan to Goris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Jermuk

— 2 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.
Jermuk Waterfall has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Surp Sion Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake, and finally shop like a local with Jermuk Art Gallery. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Arates Monastery and then pause for some serene contemplation at Makenis Monastery.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jermuk route planner.

Getting from Goris to Jermuk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Armenia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.