26 days in Western Asia Itinerary

26 days in Western Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia itinerary planner

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Areni
— 1 day
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Yerevan
— 16 nights
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Dilijan
— 1 night
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Ijevan
— 1 night
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Sevan
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Yerevan
— 2 nights
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Tatev
— 2 nights
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Jermuk
— 3 nights
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Areni

— 1 day
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 3rd (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and finally do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Areni day trip site.

Yerevan to Areni is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wineries

Yerevan

— 16 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Echmiadzin Monastery, The Monastery of Geghard and Garni Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral (in Oshakan), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Byurakan (Vahramashen Church & Amberd Fortress). And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, appreciate the history behind Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary website.

Drive from Areni to Yerevan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Yerevan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll set off for Dilijan on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trips

Dilijan

— 1 night

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.
You've now added Monastery of Sanahin to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Parz.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Dilijan online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Dilijan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Dilijan are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ijevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ijevan

— 1 night
Ijevan, is a town in Armenia and the administrative centre of the Tavush Province. Yenokavan Canyon has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Yenokavan Canyon, then get outside with Yell Extreme Park, then head outdoors with Lastiver Cave, and finally Head underground at Anapat Cave.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ijevan road trip planning tool.

Ijevan is just a stone's throw from Dilijan. October in Ijevan sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Sevan.

Things to do in Ijevan

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

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Sevan

On the 21st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church, don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, and then appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sevan online journey planner.

Drive from Ijevan to Sevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ijevan in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sevan, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Yerevan.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Yerevan

— 2 nights

Pink City

Your day by day itinerary now includes Tsitsernakaberd. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): appreciate the history behind Street Sweeper Monument, appreciate the history behind Monument to Jules Bastien-Lepage, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, then take in the views from Nor Hachen Bridge, and finally pause for some photo ops at Tsitsernakaberd.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Yerevan trip builder site.

You can drive from Sevan to Yerevan in an hour. Other options are to take a shuttle; or drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks · Museums

Tatev

— 2 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. You've now added Old Khndzoresk to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, then explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Kotrats Caravanserai, then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally make a trip to Zorats Karer.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tatev trip planner.

Drive from Yerevan to Tatev in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Jermuk.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Jermuk

— 3 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jermuk side-trips: Makenis Monastery (in Makenis) and Arates Monastery (in Arates). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery, shop like a local with Jermuk Art Gallery, and soothe aching muscles at Armenia Health Spa.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jermuk travel route planner.

You can drive from Tatev to Jermuk in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips