17 days in Armenia Itinerary

17 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia travel route planner

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Tatev
— 1 day
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Areni
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gyumri
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Yerevan
— 8 nights

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Tatev

— 1 day
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Kotrats Caravanserai, then take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tatev trip planning app.

Yerevan to Tatev is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Areni

— 3 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Areni: Jermuk Waterfall (in Jermuk), Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit) and Armaghan Mountain (in Madina). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, learn about winemaking at Momik Wines, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church.

To find out how to plan a trip to Areni, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Tatev to Areni in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Dilijan

— 2 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.
On the 13th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sargis Chapel, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Leonid Yengibarov Monument, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, then stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dilijan itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Areni to Dilijan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gyumri

— 3 nights
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Step out of Gyumri with an excursion to Lmbatavank Church in Artik--about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harichavank Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Shiraz House Museum, explore the world behind art at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Black Fortress.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gyumri travel route planning app.

Getting from Dilijan to Gyumri by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dilijan to Gyumri is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dilijan in March, things will get little chillier in Gyumri: highs are around 9°C and lows about -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Yerevan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 8 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Geghard (Azhdaak Mountain & The Monastery of Geghard), Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan journey planner.

Take a shuttle from Gyumri to Yerevan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Gyumri in March, expect Yerevan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 16°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Armenia travel guide

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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.