32 days in Armenia Itinerary

32 days in Armenia Itinerary

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32 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
+2
Fly + bus + train:  14​h
1
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Alaverdi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Gyumri
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Tatev
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Areni
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Yerevan
— 11 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Chennai

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Lake Sevan (in Lake Sevan), Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). Make the 3rd (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Goshavank Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, get outside with Lastiver Cave, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dilijan day trip planning website .

Chennai, India to Dilijan is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in March; daily highs in Dilijan reach 16°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Gosh, Anapat Cave, Lastiver Cave, Noratus Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

3
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alaverdi: Stepanavan (House Museum of Stepan Shahumyan, Lori Castle, & more), Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala) and Kobayr Monastery (in Dsegh). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hnevank Monastery, explore the ancient world of Khorakert Monastery, and snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alaverdi trip planner .

Getting from Dilijan to Alaverdi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dilijan in April: high temperatures in Alaverdi hover around 17°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Khorakert Monastery, Kobayr Monastery, Khuchapi Monastery, Hnevank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

4
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: Mastara Church (in Mastara), Arakelots Monastery (in Acharkut) and Lmbatavank Church (in Artik). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, get in on the family fun at Gyumri's Central Park, make a trip to Mother Armenia, and admire the masterpieces at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gyumri journey builder tool .

Getting from Alaverdi to Gyumri by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Marmashen Monastery, Arakelots Monastery, Mount Aragats, Mastara Church, Lmbatavank Church
Highlights from your plan
Mother Armenia ©
Mother Armenia
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery

3
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tatev: Sisian (Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), Zorats Karer, & more), Goris (Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, Goris Rock Forest, & more) and Vorotan (Vorotnavank Monastery & Melik Tangi Bridge).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tatev trip planner .

You can drive from Gyumri to Tatev in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Gyumri to Tatev, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Kapan, Syunik Province, Vorotan
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

4
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Areni: Yeghegnadzor (Old Bridge Winery & Vayots Dzor History Museum), Yeghegis (Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, & more) and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake, explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Areni holiday maker .

Getting from Tatev to Areni by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Jermuk, Yeghegnadzor, Vernashen, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

11
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Garni (Garni Temple & Garni Gorge), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). Dedicate the 20th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, don't miss a visit to Echmiadzin Monastery, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, and explore the historical opulence of Amberd Fortress.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan day trip planning website .

Getting from Areni to Yerevan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Yerevan sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Byurakan, The Monastery of Geghard, Hovhannavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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