22 days in Armenia Itinerary

22 days in Armenia Itinerary

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22 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  17​h
1
Yerevan
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gyumri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Noratus
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Geghhovit
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Jermuk
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26​h
End: New York City

7
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.
Head to Dalan Art Gallery and Arev Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yerevan Brandy Factory and Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan. Take a break from Yerevan with a short trip to Yeghvard Church in Yeghvard, about 36 minutes away. On the 9th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Gala Art Gallery, stop by Ardean, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque), and see the interesting displays at Megerian Carpet Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Yerevan trip planner .

New York City, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Yerevan is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New York City in June: highs in Yerevan hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gyumri.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Master Levon's Divine Underground, Yeghvard Church
Highlights from your plan
Yerevan Brandy Factory ©
Yerevan Brandy Factory
Yerevan History Museum ©
Yerevan History Museum
Megerian Carpet Museum ©
Megerian Carpet Museum

2
nights
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 13th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mother Armenia, get engrossed in the history at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, explore the world behind art at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Shiraz House Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Isahakyan House Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Antique Art Salon, admire the landmark architecture of Gyumri Railway Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marmashen Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Lmbatavank Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Gyumri trip builder website .

Getting from Yerevan to Gyumri by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Yerevan to Gyumri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yerevan in June; daily highs in Gyumri reach 75°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Marmashen Monastery, Lmbatavank Church, Harichavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Lmbatavank Church ©
Lmbatavank Church
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery

2
nights
Alaverdi

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 15th (Sat): snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Ardvi Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Hnevank Monastery, explore the activities along Dzoraget River, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghpatavank.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alaverdi trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Gyumri to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June in Alaverdi, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 49°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dzoraget River, Ardvi Monastery, Haghpatavank, Kobayr Monastery, Hnevank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin

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 17th (Mon): stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Harutyun Church, then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dilijan trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Dilijan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Armenia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Alaverdi in June, expect Dilijan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Noratus.

Things to do in Dilijan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Noratus

Noratus ©
Noratus is a major and historical village in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia, near the town of Gavar. Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), stroll the grounds of Noratus Cemetery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Noratus trip builder website .

Drive from Dilijan to Noratus in 1.5 hours. In June in Noratus, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Geghhovit.

Things to do in Noratus

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Hayravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery

1
night
Geghhovit

Geghhovit ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armaghan Church, then take in the awesome beauty at Armaghan Mountain, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass).

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Geghhovit day trip planning website .

You can drive from Noratus to Geghhovit in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Geghhovit are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jermuk.

Things to do in Geghhovit

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Armaghan Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Armaghan Mountain ©
Armaghan Mountain
Armaghan Church ©
Armaghan Church

4
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) and Aghitu Memorial. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Jermuk Waterfall and Khosrov Forest State Reserve. Explore Jermuk's surroundings by going to Tanahati Monastery (in Vernashen), Old Bridge Winery (in Yeghegnadzor) and Sisian (Shaki Waterfall & Zorats Karer). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs, and get great views at Wings of Tatev.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Jermuk trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Geghhovit to Jermuk in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sisian, Khosrov Forest State Reserve, Wings of Tatev, Old Bridge Winery, Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Highlights from your plan
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

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