30 days in Armenia Itinerary

30 days in Armenia Itinerary

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30 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Gyumri
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Alaverdi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Dilijan
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Halidzor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Jermuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Areni
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Yerevan
— 9 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: New York City

3
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyumri: Lmbatavank Church (in Artik), Mastara Church (in Mastara) and Talin Cathedral (in Talin). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marmashen Monastery, and admire the landmark architecture of Gyumri Railway Station.

Plan trip to Gyumri with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

New York City, USA to Gyumri is an approximately 26-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Gyumri is 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Gyumri at 47°F and lows at 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Harichavank Monastery, Yereruyk Basilica, Marmashen Monastery, Mastara Church, Mount Aragats
Highlights from your plan
Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Mother Armenia ©
Mother Armenia

3
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Venture out of the city with trips to Mshkavank Monastery (in Noyemberyan), Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala) and Great Patriotic War Memorial (in Koghb). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, delve into the distant past at Haghpat Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hnevank Monastery, and explore the historical opulence of Kayan Fortress.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Alaverdi trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Gyumri to Alaverdi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 47°F, and evening lows to 25°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Mshkavank Monastery, Haghpat Monastery, Akhtala Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Dzoraget River ©
Dzoraget River

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dilijan: Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus), Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan) and Tsakhkadzor (Kecharis Monastery & Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery, take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park, and delve into the distant past at Matosavank Monastery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dilijan holiday planner .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alaverdi in November, with highs in Dilijan at 54°F and lows at 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Halidzor.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Ijevan, Tsakhkadzor, Gosh, Kirants Monastery, Noratus Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

3
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor ©
Halidzor, is a village in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Change things up with these side-trips from Halidzor: Kapan (Khustup & Vahanavank Monastery), Tatev Monastery (in Tatev) and Vorotan (Melik Tangi Bridge & Vorotnavank Monastery). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, explore the ancient world of Aghitu Memorial, get engrossed in the history at Aksel Bakunts Museum, and make a trip to Goris Rock Forest.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Halidzor travel planner.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Halidzor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Kapan, Vorotan, Tatev Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings

3
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.
Explore Jermuk's surroundings by going to Vanevan Monastery (in Artsvanist), Spandaryan Water Reservoir (in Tsghuk) and Makenis Monastery (in Makenis). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Martiros Church, explore the ancient world of Arates Monastery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Surp Sion Monastery.

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

Getting from Halidzor to Jermuk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Surp Sion Monastery, Spandaryan Water Reservoir, Makenis Monastery, Ughtassar Petroglyphs, Vanevan Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Ughtassar Petroglyphs ©
Ughtassar Petroglyphs
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery

3
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Explore Areni's surroundings by going to Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit), Armaghan Mountain (in Madina) and Selim Caravanserai (in Aghnjadzor). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zorats Church, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, and make a trip to Spitakavor Monastery.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Areni road trip tool .

Drive from Jermuk to Areni in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Vernashen, Old Bridge Winery, Armaghan Mountain, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

9
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain), Garni (Garni Gorge & Garni Temple) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, and explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yerevan itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Areni to Yerevan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Yerevan are 54°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Geghard, Hovhannavank Monastery, Saghmosavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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