31 days in Armenia Itinerary

31 days in Armenia Itinerary

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31 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Vagharshapat
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Gyumri
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Alaverdi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Dilijan
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Areni
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Tatev
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Geghard
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Visit Saint Gayane Church and Saint Hripsime Church for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vagharshapat: Cathedral of Aruch (in Aruch), Yerevan (Lovers' Park, Yerevan Cascade, & more) and Golden Grape Armas Estate (in Nor Yedesia).

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vagharshapat journey maker app .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vagharshapat is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Vagharshapat. When traveling from Tel Aviv in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Vagharshapat, with highs around 40°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gyumri.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Yerevan, Ararat Province, Cathedral of Aruch, Golden Grape Armas Estate, Aghtamir Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Spas

4
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Explore hidden gems such as Amberd Fortress and Muslim Cemetery. Popular historic sites such as Black Fortress and Gyumri Railway Station are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Gyumri: Zorakert Mosque (in Zorakert), Byurakan (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory & Vahramashen Church) and Lmbatavank Church (in Artik). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery, explore the world behind art at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Surp Astvatsatsin or Yot Verk (Seven Wounds) Church.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gyumri trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Vagharshapat to Gyumri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Vagharshapat to Gyumri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Vagharshapat in July; daily highs in Gyumri reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Byurakan, Zorakert, Mount Aragats, Yereruyk Basilica, Mastara Church
Highlights from your plan
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Lmbatavank Church ©
Lmbatavank Church
Mastara Church ©
Mastara Church

4
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Odzun Church and Monastery of Sanahin. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Akhtala Monastery and Sanahin Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Hnevank Monastery (in Kurtan), Dsegh (Kobayr Monastery & The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory) and Stepanavan (House Museum of Stepan Shahumyan, Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark, & more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, don't miss a visit to Khuchapi Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arakelots Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Mshkavank Monastery.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Alaverdi online holiday planner .

You can drive from Gyumri to Alaverdi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. July in Alaverdi sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Acharkut, Dsegh, Ardvi Monastery, Khorakert Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Dilijan National Park and Hayravank Monastery. Noratus Cemetery and Saghmosavank Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dilijan: Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan), Wine Tours & Tastings (in Yerevan) and Tsakhkadzor (Kecharis Monastery & Royale Entertainment Center). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, learn about winemaking at Voskevaz Winery, don't miss a visit to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kari Lake.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dilijan vacation tool .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan is 1 hour. In July, Dilijan is somewhat warmer than Alaverdi - with highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Noratus Cemetery, Kari Lake, Saghmosavank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank
Highlights from your plan
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

5
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Popular historic sites such as Noravank Monastery and St. Astvatsatsin Church are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Noravank Gorge and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass). Change things up with these side-trips from Areni: Yeghegis (Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Zorats Church, & more), Old Bridge Winery (in Yeghegnadzor) and Vernashen (Spitakavor Monastery, Arkazi S. Khach, & more). The adventure continues: Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, pause for some serene contemplation at Vanevan Monastery, admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall, and delve into the distant past at Makenis Monastery.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Areni trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Vernashen, Jermuk, Yeghegnadzor, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery
Makenis Monastery ©
Makenis Monastery

4
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Popular historic sites such as Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) and Tatev Monastery are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and Old Khndzoresk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tatev: Goris (Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, Goris Rock Forest, & more), Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge (in Yerevan) and Church of St. Garabed in Tolors (in Tolors).

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tatev day trip site .

Traveling by car from Areni to Tatev takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Geghard.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Goris, Meghri, Syunik Province, Vahanavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings

4
nights
Geghard

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Monastery of Geghard and Kakavaberd Fortress. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garni Gorge and Amenaprkich Church. Get out of town with these interesting Geghard side-trips: Armaghan Mountain (in Madina), Azat Reservoir (in Yerevan) and Kaptavank Monastery (in Kaputan). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, explore the stunning scenery at Basaltic Organ, take in the awesome beauty at Azhdaak Mountain, and delve into the distant past at Havuts Tar Monastery.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Geghard day trip planning site .

You can drive from Tatev to Geghard in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 31st (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Geghard

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni, Armaghan Church, Armaghan Mountain, Azat Reservoir, Kaptavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Kakavaberd Fortress ©
Kakavaberd Fortress

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