30 days in Western Asia Itinerary

30 days in Western Asia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia tour planner

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Ferry to Male, Fly to Yerevan
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Yerevan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Tatev
— 4 nights
Drive
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Jermuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Areni
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ararat Province
— 1 night
Drive
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Garni
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sevan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Yenokavan
— 2 nights
Drive to Zvartnots International Airport, Fly to Male

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Yerevan

— 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vagharshapat (Shoghakat Church, Echmiadzin Monastery, &more) and Kari Lake (in Byurakan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque), and explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip itinerary maker website.

Male, Maldives to Yerevan is an approximately 15-hour combination of ferry and flight. Traveling from Male to Yerevan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect colder evenings in Yerevan when traveling from Male in September, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Tatev

— 4 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Get out of town with these interesting Tatev side-trips: Khustup (in Kapan), Sisian (Aghitu Memorial, Zorats Karer, &more) and Goris (Aksel Bakunts Museum, Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, steep yourself in history at Ughtassar Petroglyphs, and explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge).

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tatev trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Tatev takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Jermuk

— 1 night
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 12th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Jermuk Deer Monument, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs, then admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall, then explore the activities along Dolphin Lake, and finally contemplate the long history of Gndevank Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jermuk trip planner.

Getting from Tatev to Jermuk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Jermuk

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Areni

— 4 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Get out of town with these interesting Areni side-trips: Shativank Monastery (in Shatin), Yeghegis (Zorats Church, Smbataberd Fortress, &more) and Vernashen (Spitakavor Monastery, Tanahati Monastery, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, learn about winemaking at Momik Wines, and take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Areni trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Jermuk to Areni by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Ararat Province

— 1 night
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. On the 17th (Fri), learn about winemaking at Tushpa Wine Cellar and then explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ararat Province trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Areni to Ararat Province in 1.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Ararat Province are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Garni.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Wineries · Historic Sites

Garni

— 3 nights
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Garni is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, get great views at Charent's Arch, take in the awesome beauty at Azhdaak Mountain, and step into the grandiose world of Kakavaberd Fortress.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Garni trip planner.

Getting from Ararat Province to Garni by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Garni sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Sevan.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Sevan

— 3 nights
Get out of town with these interesting Sevan side-trips: Bjni (Bjni Church & Bjni Fortress) and Noratus (St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery) & Noratus Cemetery).

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sevan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Garni to Sevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September in Sevan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Dilijan

— 5 nights

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.
Explore Dilijan's surroundings by going to Makaravank Monastery (in Ijevan), Hnevank Monastery (in Kurtan) and Monastery of Sanahin (in Alaverdi). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park, take an unorthodox tour of Matosavank Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Jukhtakvank Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dilijan journey builder.

Drive from Sevan to Dilijan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Dilijan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Yenokavan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yenokavan

— 2 nights
Yenokavan ; known as Krdevan until 1935, is a village and summer resort in the Tavush Province of Armenia. On the 29th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Yenokavan Canyon and then explore the striking landscape at Anapat Cave.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Yenokavan road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Yenokavan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yenokavan

Parks · Nature