21 days in Armenia Itinerary

21 days in Armenia Itinerary

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21 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Byurakan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Lake Sevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Areni
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Tatev
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Ararat Province
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Geghard
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

2
nights
Byurakan

Byurakan ©
Byurakan, is a major village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the slope of Mount Aragats. On the next day, learn about winemaking at Golden Grape Armas Estate, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Aruch, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saghmosavank Monastery.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Byurakan day trip website .

Los Angeles, USA to Byurakan is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Byurakan, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you will find days in Byurakan are a bit warmer (94°F), and nights are about the same (68°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Byurakan

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Golden Grape Armas Estate, Cathedral of Aruch, Voskevaz Winery, Mount Aragats, Saghmosavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Saghmosavank Monastery ©
Saghmosavank Monastery
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Hayravank Monastery and Lake Sevan. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Haghartsin Monastery and Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan). Venture out of the city with trips to Dilijan National Park (in Dilijan) and Tsakhkadzor (Royale Entertainment Center & Wine Store Tsaghkadzor). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Lake Sevan holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Byurakan to Lake Sevan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Dilijan, Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park

3
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Noravank Monastery and Hin Areni Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Tsakhats Kar Monastery and Gndevank Monastery are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Areni side-trips: Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit), Jermuk (Jermuk Waterfall, Ark of the Fulfillment of Desires, & more) and Old Bridge Winery (in Yeghegnadzor). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, and admire the landmark architecture of Selim Caravanserai.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Areni day trip tool .

Drive from Lake Sevan to Areni in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Jermuk, Old Bridge Winery, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Selim Caravanserai
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

3
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Visit Tatev Monastery and Ughtassar Petroglyphs for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge). Change things up with these side-trips from Tatev: Khustup (in Kapan), Goris (Museum of Axel Bakounts & Goris Rock Forest) and Sisian (Zorats Karer & Shaki Waterfall).

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tatev itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Areni to Tatev takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Tatev

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sisian, Goris, Ughtassar Petroglyphs, Khustup
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

4
nights
Ararat Province

Ararat Province
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Get a sense of the local culture at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Tushpa Wine Cellar. Appreciate the collections at Armenian Genocide Museum and History Museum of Armenia. Change things up with these side-trips from Ararat Province: Yerevan (Northern Avenue Pedestrian Street, Ardean, & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Khor Virap.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ararat Province visit planner .

Getting from Tatev to Ararat Province by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Geghard.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trip

Yerevan
Highlights from your plan
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

4
nights
Geghard

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Monastery of Geghard and Kakavaberd Fortress. Garni Temple and Havuts Tar Monastery will appeal to history buffs. When in Geghard, make a side trip to see Armaghan Mountain in Madina, approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Azhdaak Mountain, explore the stunning scenery at Basaltic Organ, and take in the dramatic natural features at Garni Gorge.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Geghard trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ararat Province to Geghard takes 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Geghard

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni, Armaghan Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

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