16 days in Yerevan, Baku & Kyiv (Kiev) Itinerary

16 days in Yerevan, Baku & Kyiv (Kiev) Itinerary

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Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 5 nights

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Yerevan, Armenia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Garni Temple (in Garni), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Areni (Areni Wine Factory, Noravank Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, Head underground at Master Levon's Divine Underground, explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, and do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan vacation maker tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Yerevan is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yerevan: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Areni, Garni, Old Bridge Winery, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

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nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Step out of Baku with an excursion to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan--about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Yanardag.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Baku online itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Yerevan to Baku takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. When traveling from Yerevan in April, plan for slightly colder days in Baku, with highs around 19°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

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nights
Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

Kyiv (Kiev) ©
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, get engrossed in the history at Golden Gate, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Sophia's Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kyiv (Kiev) online itinerary planner.

You can fly from Baku to Kyiv (Kiev) in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Kyiv (Kiev) when traveling from Baku in May, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
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Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra ©
Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra
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St. Sophia's Cathedral ©
St. Sophia's Cathedral

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