31 days in Armenia Itinerary

31 days in Armenia Itinerary

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31 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Alaverdi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Dilijan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Noratus
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Areni
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Jermuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Goris
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Yerevan
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Step off the beaten path and head to Monastery of Sanahin and Mikoyan Brothers Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alaverdi: Hnevank Monastery (in Kurtan), Dsegh (Kobayr Monastery & Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum) and Stepanavan (Lori Castle, Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, steep yourself in history at Haghpatavank, explore the historical opulence of Kayan Fortress, and snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi trip tool .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Alaverdi is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Alaverdi, with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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.
Visiting Dilijan National Park and Mount Aragats will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Monastery Sevanavank and Goshavank Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dilijan: Hovhannavank Monastery (in Ohanavan), Lake Sevan (in Lake Sevan) and Amberd Fortress (in Byurakan). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, take in the awesome beauty at Azhdaak Mountain, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dilijan route maker tool .

Drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alaverdi in July; daily highs in Dilijan reach 40°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Noratus.

Things to do in Dilijan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Monastery Sevanavank, Hovhannavank Monastery, Goshavank Monastery, Amberd Fortress, Azhdaak Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

4
nights
Noratus

Noratus ©
Noratus is a major and historical village in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia, near the town of Gavar. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hayravank Monastery and Noratus Cemetery. Escape the urban bustle at Armaghan Mountain and Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor. Explore Noratus' surroundings by going to Kakavaberd Fortress (in Garni) and Tsakhkadzor (Saint Harutyun Church, Leonid Yengibarov Monument, & more). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery).

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Noratus online vacation planner .

Drive from Dilijan to Noratus in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Noratus

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery, Armaghan Mountain, Kakavaberd Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Armaghan Mountain ©
Armaghan Mountain
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

4
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Get in touch with nature at Garni Gorge and T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave. Explore hidden gems such as Basaltic Organ and Khosrov Forest State Reserve. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Areni: Garni (Amenaprkich Church & Garni Temple), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, explore the fascinating underground world of Magil Cave, do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, and identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass).

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Areni road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Noratus to Areni in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni, Ararat Province, Old Bridge Winery, The Monastery of Geghard, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Highlights from your plan
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Basaltic Organ ©
Basaltic Organ
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jermuk Waterfall and Ark of the Fulfillment of Desires. Get in touch with nature at Hot Springs and Dolphin Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Jermuk: Martuni (Amaras Monastery & Tnjri (Platan Tree)), Arates Monastery (in Arates) and Spandaryan Water Reservoir (in Tsghuk). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Arpa River, pause for some serene contemplation at Surp Sion Monastery, contemplate the long history of Gndevank Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Makenis Monastery.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jermuk travel planner .

Traveling by car from Areni to Jermuk takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Goris.

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Martuni, Surp Sion Monastery, Martiros Church, Makenis Monastery, Arates Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Tnjri (Platan Tree) ©
Tnjri (Platan Tree)
Dolphin Lake ©
Dolphin Lake

3
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Step out of the city life by going to Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and Khustup. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Wings of Tatev and Shaki Waterfall. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goris: Tatev Monastery (in Tatev), Sisian (Zorats Karer, Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), & more) and Vorotan (Melik Tangi Bridge & Vorotnavank Monastery). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, delve into the distant past at Kotrats Caravanserai, explore the striking landscape at Goris Rock Forest, and take a memorable drive along Ughtassar Petroglyphs.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Goris online holiday maker .

You can drive from Jermuk to Goris in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Vorotan, Syunik Province, Khustup, Tatev Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Shaki Waterfall ©
Shaki Waterfall
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

9
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yerevan Brandy Factory and Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia. Get outdoors at Hrazdan Gorge and Swan Lake. Dedicate the 23rd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 28th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to House Museum of Martiros Saryan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yerevan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Goris to Yerevan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Yerevan Botanical Garden ©
Yerevan Botanical Garden
Swan Lake ©
Swan Lake

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