20 days in Armenia Itinerary

20 days in Armenia Itinerary

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20 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
1
Yerevan
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Gyumri
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Tatev
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Yerevan

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain), Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat) and Garni (Garni Temple & Garni Gorge). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, examine the collection at Parajanov Museum, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Yerevan trip planning website .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Yerevan. In October, daytime highs in Yerevan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Geghard, Byurakan, Karmravor Church
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Walking tours
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

4
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gyumri: Talin Cathedral (in Talin), Alaverdi (Monastery of Sanahin & Mikoyan Brothers Museum) and Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Isahakyan House Museum, and see the interesting displays at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gyumri vacation planner .

You can drive from Yerevan to Gyumri in 2.5 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. In October, Gyumri is a bit cooler than Yerevan - with highs of 17°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Alaverdi, Akhtala Monastery, Marmashen Monastery, Harichavank Monastery, Mount Aragats
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dilijan: Sevan (Monastery Sevanavank & St. Jacob's Church), Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor) and Lastiver Cave (in Ijevan). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, see the interesting displays at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sargis Chapel, and delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park.

You can plan Dilijan trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Gyumri to Dilijan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Gyumri in November, things will get a bit warmer in Dilijan: highs are around 14°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sevan, Gosh, Noratus Cemetery, Lastiver Cave, Kecharis Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, then identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), and finally learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mozrov Cave, then explore the ancient world of Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Areni trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Yeghegnadzor, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation
Highlights from your plan
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

2
nights
Tatev

Tatev
On the 8th (Fri), take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and then make a trip to Goris Rock Forest. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khustup, take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Tatev online route builder .

Traveling by car from Areni to Tatev takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Tatev

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goris, Wings of Tatev, Khustup
Highlights from your plan
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev

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