24 days in Armenia Itinerary

24 days in Armenia Itinerary

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24 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Anipemza
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Akhtala
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Lake Sevan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tsakhkadzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Garni
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Tatev
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Vorotan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
10
Ararat Province
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
11
Vagharshapat
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Washington DC

1
night
Anipemza

Anipemza ©
Anipemza is a village and rural community in the Shirak Province of Armenia. Yereruyk Basilica has been added to your itinerary. On the 1st (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yereruyk Basilica and then explore the ancient world of The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Anipemza trip itinerary maker app .

Washington DC, USA to Anipemza is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Washington DC, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Anipemza, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Anipemza

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Monastery of Sanahin has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ardvi Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, then delve into the distant past at Sanahin Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Communist Caves, take an in-depth tour of House Museum of Stepan Shahumyan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then explore the activities along Dzoraget River, then delve into the distant past at Hnevank Monastery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi trip planning tool .

You can drive from Anipemza to Alaverdi in 3 hours. In June in Alaverdi, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Akhtala.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Ardvi Monastery, Khorakert Monastery, Church of St. Nicholas
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum

few
hours
Akhtala

Akhtala ©
Akhtala Monastery has been added to your itinerary.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Akhtala attractions planner.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Akhtala in an hour. Traveling from Alaverdi to Akhtala, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alaverdi in June: high temperatures in Akhtala hover around 83°F and lows are around 63°F. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Akhtala

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala 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.
On the 4th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Vanevan Monastery, steep yourself in history at Odzaberd Fortress, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), explore the activities along Lake Sevan, get to know the fascinating history of Amaras Monastery, then make a trip to Armaghan Church, then take in the dramatic natural features at Armaghan Mountain, and finally take a peaceful walk through Tnjri (Platan Tree).

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lake Sevan trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Akhtala to Lake Sevan takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tsakhkadzor.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Armaghan Church, St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), Vanevan Monastery, Tavush Fort, Odzaberd Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Armaghan Mountain ©
Armaghan Mountain

2
nights
Tsakhkadzor

Tsakhkadzor ©
Tsakhkadzor serves as a mountain retreat for the well-off Armenians, offering pristine ski slopes throughout the winter season and plenty of fresh air and a refuge from the heat in the spring and summer.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kecharis Monastery. On the 6th (Thu), get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, then stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Noratus Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Royale Entertainment Center, appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument, explore the ancient world of Makravank Monastery, explore the ancient world of Bjni Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bjni Church, and finally try to win big at Parisian Casino.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tsakhkadzor road trip site .

You can drive from Lake Sevan to Tsakhkadzor in 1.5 hours. June in Tsakhkadzor sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Garni.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Bjni, Noratus Cemetery, Makravank Monastery, Tezharuyk Monastery, Hayravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Saint Harutyun Church ©
Saint Harutyun Church

1
night
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Garni Gorge, then take some stellar pictures from Charent's Arch, then take in breathtaking views at Basaltic Organ, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Garni online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tsakhkadzor to Garni takes 1.5 hours. June in Garni sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, Azat Reservoir
Highlights from your plan
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

3
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Explore Tatev's surroundings by going to Goris (Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, Goris Rock Forest, & more), Kapan (Khustup, Vahanavank Monastery, & more) and Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge (in Yerevan).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Tatev tour planner.

You can drive from Garni to Tatev in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vorotan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Goris, Kapan, Sisian, Syunik Province, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

1
night
Vorotan

Vorotan
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Vorotnavank Monastery as well as Surp Sion Monastery. Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): make a trip to Vorotnaberd Fortress, take in the views from Melik Tangi Bridge, explore the activities along Spandaryan Water Reservoir, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Surp Sion Monastery, then make a trip to Vorotnavank Monastery, and finally make a trip to Spitakavor Monastery.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Vorotan tour itinerary builder site .

Drive from Tatev to Vorotan in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Areni.

Things to do in Vorotan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Spitakavor Monastery, Spandaryan Water Reservoir, Surp Sion Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Melik Tangi Bridge
Melik Tangi Bridge
Vorotnavank Monastery ©
Vorotnavank Monastery
Spitakavor Monastery ©
Spitakavor Monastery

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), admire the landmark architecture of Selim Caravanserai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, then explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, Head underground at Mozrov Cave, get engrossed in the history at Vayots Dzor History Museum, then see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, then learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Smbataberd Fortress.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Areni vacation builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Vorotan to Areni. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Vernashen, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Arates Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

few
hours
Ararat Province

Ararat Province
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ararat Province online holiday planner .

You can drive from Areni to Ararat Province in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. On the 16th (Sun), you're off toVagharshapat.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Parks Wildlife Nature

6
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vagharshapat: Cathedral of Aruch (in Aruch), Yerevan (Big Blue Kiwi, Alexander Tamanyan Statue, & more) and Sardarapat Memorial (in Araks).

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, read Vagharshapat trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Ararat Province to Vagharshapat in an hour. In June in Vagharshapat, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 60°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Yerevan, Cathedral of Aruch, Ziarat Yazidi Temple, Golden Grape Armas Estate, Sardarapat Memorial
Highlights from your plan
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

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