20 days in Armenia Itinerary

20 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Gyumri
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Gyumri
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Areni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tatev
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yerevan
— 7 nights
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Gyumri

Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gusanagyugh Fortress (in Gusanagyugh) and Lmbatavank Church (in Artik). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, delve into the distant past at Harichavank Monastery, find something for the whole family at Gyumri's Central Park, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gyumri trip builder website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Gyumri is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 2°C in Gyumri. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

2
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Alaverdi

Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, then don't miss a visit to Sanahin Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Hnevank Monastery. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kayan Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alaverdi trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Gyumri to Alaverdi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in November, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Dilijan

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at 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, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Parz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): take advantage of the amenities at Hayravank Monastery, make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dilijan travel route planner.

Drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alaverdi in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Dilijan: highs are around 14°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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Areni

Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 7th (Sat), learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitakavor Monastery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Areni online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

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Tatev

Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Explore Tatev's surroundings by going to Sisian (Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), Zorats Karer, &more) and Goris (Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, Goris Rock Forest, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, delve into the distant past at Kotrats Caravanserai, and explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge).

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tatev trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Areni to Tatev takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Yerevan

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: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Vagharshapat (Saint Gayane Church, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, &more). The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, examine the collection at Yerevan Brandy Factory, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Getting from Tatev to Yerevan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

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.