18 days in Armenia Itinerary

18 days in Armenia Itinerary

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18 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  28​h
1
Yerevan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gyumri
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Noyemberyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Lake Sevan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Jermuk
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Tatev
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Geghard
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
10
Garni
— 1 day
Drive:  30​min
11
Yerevan
— 4 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): don't miss a visit to Yerevan Cascade, steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, then see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan itinerary planner .

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. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Armenia Time, which is usually a 12 hour difference. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Yerevan, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marmashen Monastery, make a trip to Black Fortress, don't miss a visit to Mother Armenia, then don't miss a visit to Gyumri Main Square, and finally examine the collection at Antique Art Salon.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gyumri online route planner .

You can drive from Yerevan to Gyumri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yerevan to Gyumri. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yerevan in July; daily highs in Gyumri reach 82°F and lows reach 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Noyemberyan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Berdavan Fortress and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mshkavank Monastery.

For where to stay and more tourist information, read Noyemberyan travel route builder site .

Explore your travel options from Gyumri to Noyemberyan with the Route module. Traveling from Gyumri to Noyemberyan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gyumri in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Noyemberyan. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dilijan.

Things to do in Noyemberyan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Berdavan Fortress
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): make a trip to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Dilijan online trip builder .

Getting from Noyemberyan to Dilijan by car takes about 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Noyemberyan in July: highs in Dilijan hover around 94°F, while lows dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Aghjkaghala Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Tnjri (Platan Tree), then get to know the fascinating history of Amaras Monastery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Sevan.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lake Sevan road trip planning website .

You can drive from Dilijan to Lake Sevan in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Gndevank Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jermuk Deer Monument.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jermuk journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Lake Sevan to Jermuk takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery
Dolphin Lake ©
Dolphin Lake

few
hours
Tatev

Tatev
Make your Tatev itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Jermuk to Tatev in 2 hours. On the 6th (Sat), you're off toAreni.

Things to do in Tatev

Parks Historic Sites Nature

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 7th (Sun), learn about winemaking at Hin Areni Winery, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Areni itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Areni takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Geghard.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)

1
night
Geghard

Geghard
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Geghard online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Areni to Geghard takes 2 hours. In July in Geghard, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. You will leave for Garni on the 9th (Tue).

Things to do in Geghard

Nature Parks Historic Sites

1
day
Garni

Garni
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. To find maps and tourist information, use the Garni trip itinerary planning website .

Garni is just a stone's throw from Geghard. July in Garni sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F at night. On the 9th (Tue), you're off toYerevan.

Things to do in Garni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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nights
Yerevan

Yerevan ©
Museum-lovers will get to explore Armenian Genocide Museum and National Art Gallery. Visit Khor Virap and Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque) for their historical value. Step out of Yerevan with an excursion to Armenia Wine Company in Sasunik--about 54 minutes away. See even more of Yerevan: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Yerevan day trip app .

Yerevan is just a short distance from Garni. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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