17 days in Armenia Itinerary

17 days in Armenia Itinerary

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17 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  15​h
1
Garni
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dilijan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Areni
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Vagharshapat
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

2
nights
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Escape the urban bustle at Garni Gorge and Basaltic Organ. On the 23rd (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, explore the ancient world of Havuts Tar Monastery, and explore the historical opulence of Kakavaberd Fortress.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Garni trip itinerary builder tool .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Garni is an approximately 15-hour flight. When traveling from Abu Dhabi in June, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Garni: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Walking tours, The Monastery of Geghard
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Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Basaltic Organ ©
Basaltic Organ

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Dilijan National Park and Lake Sevan. Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan) and Wine Tours & Tastings (in Yerevan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, look for gifts at Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, try to win big at Royale Entertainment Center, and make a trip to Goshavank Monastery.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dilijan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Garni to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Wine Tours & Tastings, Monastery Sevanavank, Hayravank Monastery, Goshavank Monastery
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Royale Entertainment Center ©
Royale Entertainment Center

4
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Escape the urban bustle at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) and Armaghan Mountain. Venture out of the city with trips to Khosrov Forest State Reserve (in Ararat), Jermuk (Ark of the Fulfillment of Desires, Hot Springs, & more) and Tsakhats Kar Monastery (in Yeghegis). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, and explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Areni trip planner.

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jermuk, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Old Bridge Winery, Khosrov Forest State Reserve
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Khosrov Forest State Reserve ©
Khosrov Forest State Reserve

4
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Head to Vernissage Market and Northern Avenue Pedestrian Streetfor plenty of shopping. Venture out of the city with trips to Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Yerevan (Antique Carpets, Dalan Art Gallery, & more).

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vagharshapat trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Areni to Vagharshapat in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Vagharshapat are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Shopping Museums Spas

Side Trips

Yerevan, Khor Virap
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Vernissage Market ©
Vernissage Market
Spas
Northern Avenue ©
Northern Avenue

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