16 days in Western Asia Itinerary

16 days in Western Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Vagharshapat
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Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yerevan
— 7 nights
Drive
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Kapan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Artik
— 3 nights
Drive to Zvartnots International Airport, Fly to Stockholm-Arlanda Airport

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Vagharshapat

— 3 nights
Vagharshapat is most populous town in the Armavir Province of Armenia, located about 18km west of the capital Yerevan, and 10km north of the closed Turkish-Armenian border. Echmiadzin Monastery and Zvartnots Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Saint Gayane Church and Armenia Wine. Explore Vagharshapat's surroundings by going to Sardarapat Memorial (in Araks) and Golden Grape Armas Estate (in Nor Yedesia). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Saint Hripsime Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Oshakan Cemetery.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Vagharshapat is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Vagharshapat, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Vagharshapat: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 7 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Noratus Cemetery and Hovhannavank Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Monastery of Geghard and Goshavank Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery) (in Noratus) and Dilijan (Dilijan Amphitheater, Matosavank Monastery, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Amberd Fortress, explore the ancient world of Khor Virap, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, and take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary builder.

Yerevan is very close to Vagharshapat. In June, daytime highs in Yerevan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can drive to Kapan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kapan

— 2 nights
Kapan, is a town in southeast Armenia and the capital of the Syunik Province. On the 8th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Vahanavank Monastery and then step into the grandiose world of Baghaberd Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Halidzor Fortress and then pause for some serene contemplation at Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kapan trip site.

Getting from Yerevan to Kapan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Artik.

Things to do in Kapan

Historic Sites

Artik

— 3 nights
Artik, is a town located in the Shirak Province of Armenia. On the 10th (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats and then explore the ancient world of Lmbatavank Church. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Dashtadem Fortress, then delve into the distant past at Caravanserai Ruins, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Talin Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Artik journey maker.

Traveling by car from Kapan to Artik takes 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Armenia Standard Time (AMT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 1 hour. In July in Artik, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Artik

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips