16 days in Armenia Itinerary

16 days in Armenia Itinerary

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16 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Geghard
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Dilijan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tatev
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Areni
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

2
nights
Geghard

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Havuts Tar Monastery, contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in breathtaking views at Garni Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Azhdaak Mountain.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geghard is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in August, you will find days in Geghard are little chillier (41°C), and nights are cooler (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Geghard

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Garni
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hayravank Monastery and Museum of Science & Technology. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan), Jambo Exotic Park & Restaurant (in Dzoraghbyur) and Yerevan (Wine Tours & Tastings, Avetik Isahakyan Monument, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, pause for some serene contemplation at Bjni Church, and stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Dilijan day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Geghard to Dilijan in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Dilijan

Tours Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Yerevan, Tsakhkadzor, Monastery Sevanavank, Bjni Church, Lori-Pambak Geological Museum of Vanadzor
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Jambo Exotic Park & Restaurant ©
Jambo Exotic Park & Restaurant
Museum of Science & Technology ©
Museum of Science & Technology

3
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Explore Tatev's surroundings by going to Goris Rock Forest (in Goris), Sisian (Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) & Zorats Karer) and Vorotnavank Monastery (in Vorotan).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tatev day trip planning app .

Drive from Dilijan to Tatev in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sisian, Wings of Tatev, Vorotnavank Monastery, Ughtassar Petroglyphs, Khustup
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

3
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Change things up with these side-trips from Areni: Yeghegis (Smbataberd Fortress, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, & more), Vernashen (Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation & Tanahati Monastery) and Armaghan Mountain (in Madina). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Areni travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Areni takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Vernashen, Armaghan Mountain, Old Bridge Winery, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Yerevan Zoo and National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. Explore Vagharshapat's surroundings by going to Yerevan (Cafesjian Center for the Arts & Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat).

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Vagharshapat online trip planner .

You can drive from Areni to Vagharshapat in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Yerevan, Khor Virap
Highlights from your plan
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Yerevan Zoo ©
Yerevan Zoo

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