16 days in Armenia Itinerary

16 days in Armenia Itinerary

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16 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 45​min
1
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gyumri
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Goris
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Yerevan
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

2
nights
Dilijan

Dilijan ©
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.
Noratus Cemetery and Kecharis Monastery will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Dilijan National Park and The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan. Explore Dilijan's surroundings by going to Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor (in Tsakhkadzor) and Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank).

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip itinerary planning website .

Jaipur, India to Dilijan is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jaipur to Dilijan. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Jaipur in December; daily highs in Dilijan reach 3°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery, Noratus Cemetery
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Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

2
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. On the 1st (Tue), take in the views from Sanahin Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Khorakert Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Khuchapi Monastery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, then explore the ancient world of Hnevank Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Dilijan to Alaverdi takes 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Armenia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dilijan in December, expect Alaverdi to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Khuchapi Monastery, Kobayr Monastery, Akhtala Monastery, Hnevank Monastery, Khorakert Monastery
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

2
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Antique Art Salon, take an in-depth tour of Shiraz House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum, get engrossed in the history at Isahakyan House Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Surp Astvatsatsin or Yot Verk (Seven Wounds) Church, and finally explore the world behind art at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia, examine the collection at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Harichavank Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Lmbatavank Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Arakelots Monastery.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gyumri sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Gyumri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In January in Gyumri, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Marmashen Monastery, Harichavank Monastery, Arakelots Monastery, Lmbatavank Church
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Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery
Arakelots Monastery ©
Arakelots Monastery
Lmbatavank Church ©
Lmbatavank Church

1
night
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the views from Melik Tangi Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, don't miss a visit to Zorats Karer, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, and finally explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge). Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goris Rock Forest, and then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

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Traveling by car from Gyumri to Goris takes 5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gyumri to Goris due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, Melik Tangi Bridge
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Shaki Waterfall ©
Shaki Waterfall

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Dalan Art Gallery and Golden Grape Armas Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Armenia Wine Company (in Sasunik), Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan) and Amberd Fortress (in Byurakan). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Art Gallery, examine the collection at Megerian Carpet Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Ardean, and buy something for everyone on your list at Dalma Garden Mall.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Goris to Yerevan takes 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Golden Grape Armas Estate, Armenia Wine Company, Tushpa Wine Cellar, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Amberd Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Megerian Carpet Museum ©
Megerian Carpet Museum

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