17 days in Armenia Itinerary

17 days in Armenia Itinerary

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17 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  28​h
1
Yerevan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gyumri
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Noyemberyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Lake Sevan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Jermuk
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
8
Geghard
— Few hours
Drive:  15​min
9
Garni
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
10
Yerevan
— 6 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): make a trip to Yerevan Cascade, then contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, then examine the collection at History Museum of Armenia, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yerevan road trip planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, car, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Yerevan. When traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yerevan, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Gyumri.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Spas

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

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hours
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
On the 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Antique Art Salon, make a trip to Gyumri Main Square, appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia, then explore the historical opulence of Black Fortress, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marmashen Monastery.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Gyumri online visit planner .

You can drive from Yerevan to Gyumri in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. The time zone changes from Armenia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Yerevan in July, things will get slightly colder in Gyumri: highs are around 82°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Noyemberyan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Marmashen Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Black Fortress ©
Black Fortress
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery
Mother Armenia ©
Mother Armenia

1
night
Noyemberyan

Noyemberyan ©
Noyemberyan, known as Barana until 1937, is a town in the northeastern Tavush Province of Armenia.EtymologyNoyemberyan was known as Barana until 1937. On the 2nd (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Berdavan Fortress and then explore the ancient world of Mshkavank Monastery.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Noyemberyan trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Gyumri to Noyemberyan in 3 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Georgia Time (GET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Gyumri in July, Noyemberyan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Dilijan.

Things to do in Noyemberyan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berdavan Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Mshkavank Monastery ©
Mshkavank Monastery
Berdavan Fortress ©
Berdavan Fortress

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dilijan National Park. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dilijan road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Noyemberyan to Dilijan takes 3 hours. When traveling from Noyemberyan in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Dilijan: temperatures range from 94°F by day to 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

2
nights
Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan ©
A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture.
On the 4th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), take a peaceful walk through Tnjri (Platan Tree), then steep yourself in history at Amaras Monastery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Sevan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Aghjkaghala Castle, don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lake Sevan sightseeing planner .

Getting from Dilijan to Lake Sevan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery)
Highlights from your plan
Tnjri (Platan Tree) ©
Tnjri (Platan Tree)
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

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Jermuk

Jermuk ©
Known as the source of much of the country's mineral water, the mountain spa town of Jermuk in truth quenches visitors' thirsts for much more besides.
Noravank Monastery has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Surp Sion Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jermuk itinerary maker .

Drive from Lake Sevan to Jermuk in 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tatev.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Surp Sion Monastery, Noravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery

1
night
Tatev

Tatev ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings as well as Tatev Monastery.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tatev road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Tatev takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geghard.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings

few
hours
Geghard

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Geghard vacation builder .

You can drive from Tatev to Geghard in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Garni.

Things to do in Geghard

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

few
hours
Garni

Garni
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Garni road trip planning website .

Garni is just a short distance from Geghard. In July in Garni, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. You'll set off for Yerevan on the 7th (Sun).

Things to do in Garni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

6
nights
Yerevan

Yerevan ©
Visit Khor Virap and Northern Avenue Pedestrian Street for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Armenian Genocide Museum and Ervand Kochar Museum. Go for a jaunt from Yerevan to Sasunik to see Armenia Wine Company about 38 minutes away. See some other sides of Yerevan: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque), and pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Yerevan day trip app .

Yerevan is just a stone's throw from Garni. On the 13th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Khor Virap, Armenia Wine Company
Highlights from your plan
Parajanov Museum ©
Parajanov Museum
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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