28 days in Armenia Itinerary

28 days in Armenia Itinerary

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28 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Byurakan
— 1 night
taxi + train:  2​h 30​min
2
Alaverdi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Tsakhkadzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Garni
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
6
Yerevan
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
7
Ararat Province
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Areni
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
9
Jermuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
10
Sisian
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
11
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
12
Kapan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Meghri
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  12​h
End: Moscow

1
night
Byurakan

Byurakan ©
Byurakan, is a major village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the slope of Mount Aragats. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at The Museum of Pertch Proshian, don't miss a visit to Tsiranavor Church, take in the views from Ashtarak Bridge, do a tasting at Armenia Wine Company, then make a trip to Urartian Settlement, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tukh Manuk Shrine. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Amberd Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Aruch, then do a tasting at Golden Grape Armas Estate, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ziarat Yazidi Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Byurakan itinerary builder site .

Moscow, Russia to Byurakan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Moscow in April: high temperatures in Byurakan hover around 23°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Byurakan

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Ashtarak, Oshakan, Ziarat Yazidi Temple, Armenia Wine Company, Cathedral of Aruch
Highlights from your plan
Ziarat Yazidi Temple ©
Ziarat Yazidi Temple
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Cathedral of Aruch ©
Cathedral of Aruch

1
night
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 1st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then take in the views from Sanahin Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Alaverdi road trip planning app .

Getting from Byurakan to Alaverdi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Armenia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Byurakan in April, things will get slightly colder in Alaverdi: highs are around 17°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kobayr Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in breathtaking views at Yenokavan Canyon, then Head underground at Anapat Cave, then steep yourself in history at Saint Sargis Chapel, and finally make a trip to Goshavank Monastery. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, don't miss a visit to Dilijan Amphitheater, examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), admire the masterpieces at The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, then make a trip to Matosavank Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Jukhtakvank Monastery.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dilijan online trip planner .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 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. In May, Dilijan is a bit warmer than Alaverdi - with highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tsakhkadzor.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Yenokavan, Gosh
Highlights from your plan
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Saint Sargis Chapel ©
Saint Sargis Chapel

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Harutyun Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, try to win big at Royale Entertainment Center, then pause for some photo ops at Leonid Yengibarov Monument, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, explore the different monuments and memorials at Noratus Cemetery, then kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bjni Church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bjni Fortress.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tsakhkadzor online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Dilijan to Tsakhkadzor in an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Tsakhkadzor can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Garni.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Bjni, Monastery Sevanavank, Noratus Cemetery, Hayravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Saint Harutyun Church ©
Saint Harutyun Church
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery

2
nights
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. On the 6th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Havuts Tar Monastery, then step into the grandiose world of Kakavaberd Fortress, then take in breathtaking views at Garni Gorge, and finally take in breathtaking views at Basaltic Organ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard, then get great views at Charent's Arch, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Jambo Exotic Park & Restaurant.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Garni trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Tsakhkadzor to Garni in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Garni are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jambo Exotic Park & Restaurant, The Monastery of Geghard
Highlights from your plan
Kakavaberd Fortress ©
Kakavaberd Fortress
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Basaltic Organ ©
Basaltic Organ

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gayane Church, make a trip to House Museum of Martiros Saryan, then make a trip to Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katoghike Church, and finally Head underground at Master Levon's Divine Underground. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the history behind Sculpture Prodavets Tsvetov, contemplate the long history of Vardan Mamikonyan Statue, appreciate the history behind Sculptural Group Men, appreciate the history behind Monument to William Saroyan, then see the interesting displays at Ervand Kochar Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Yerablur.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Yerevan trip builder app .

Yerevan is very close to Garni. May in Yerevan sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Master Levon's Divine Underground, Saint Hovhannes Church, Saint Gayane Church
Highlights from your plan
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church ©
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church
Saint Gayane Church ©
Saint Gayane Church
Saint Sarkis Cathedral ©
Saint Sarkis Cathedral

3
nights
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. On the 10th (Fri), do a tasting at Tushpa Wine Cellar and then explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ararat Province trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Ararat Province takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Ararat Province can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. You will leave for Areni on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Ararat Province

Wineries Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tushpa Wine Cellar ©
Tushpa Wine Cellar
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

3
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Vayots Dzor History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zorats Church, then stroll the grounds of Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Areni online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ararat Province to Areni takes an hour. You will leave for Jermuk on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Yeghegnadzor, Yeghegis, Vernashen, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Highlights from your plan
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
Zorats Church ©
Zorats Church

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Dolphin Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Makenis Monastery, and then delve into the distant past at Arates Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Arpa River, explore the activities along Spandaryan Water Reservoir, and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Jermuk online attractions planner .

Drive from Areni to Jermuk in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sisian.

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Surp Sion Monastery, Martiros Church, Spandaryan Water Reservoir, Makenis Monastery, Arates Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin Lake ©
Dolphin Lake
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Makenis Monastery ©
Makenis Monastery

3
nights
Sisian

Sisian ©
Sisian, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 17th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge). On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, steep yourself in history at Vorotnaberd Fortress, then make a trip to Melik Tangi Bridge, then make a trip to Vorotnavank Monastery, and finally explore the ancient world of Aghitu Memorial.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sisian trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Jermuk to Sisian by car takes about an hour. On the 20th (Mon), you're off toGoris.

Things to do in Sisian

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vorotan, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, Ughtassar Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Zorats Karer ©
Zorats Karer
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Shaki Waterfall ©
Shaki Waterfall

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): examine the collection at Museum of Axel Bakounts, then stroll through Goris Rock Forest, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, delve into the distant past at Kotrats Caravanserai, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, then make a trip to Old Khndzoresk, and finally look for gifts at Goris Crochet.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Goris trip planner .

Getting from Sisian to Goris by car takes about an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kapan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tatev, Syunik Province, Wings of Tatev
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Kotrats Caravanserai ©
Kotrats Caravanserai

2
nights
Kapan

Kapan ©
Kapan, is a town in southeast Armenia and the capital of the Syunik Province. To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kapan trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Goris to Kapan takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Meghri.

Things to do in Kapan

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halidzor Fortress ©
Halidzor Fortress
Vahanavank Monastery ©
Vahanavank Monastery
Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church ©
Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church

1
night
Meghri

Meghri ©
Meghri, is a town in southern Armenia, located in Syunik Province, near the border with Iran. On the 24th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Meghri Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Surb Astvatsatsin Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sargis Basilica Church.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Meghri tour itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Kapan to Meghri in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Meghri

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arevik National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arevik National Park ©
Arevik National Park
Surb Astvatsatsin Church ©
Surb Astvatsatsin Church
Meghri Fortress ©
Meghri Fortress

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