32 days in Armenia Itinerary

32 days in Armenia Itinerary

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32 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
+2
Fly + bus + train:  12​h 15​min
1
Dilijan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Alaverdi
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Jermuk
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Tatev
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Yerevan
— 8 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Visit Haghartsin Monastery and Tezharuyk Monastery for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kirants Monastery and Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Noratus (St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery) & Noratus Cemetery) and Lake Sevan (in Lake Sevan). Make the 8th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, explore the ancient world of Nor Varagavank Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasagh Basilica.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Dilijan itinerary site .

Ahmedabad, India to Dilijan is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad to Dilijan, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Ahmedabad in December, with highs in Dilijan at 3°C and lows at -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sevan, Noratus, Vanadzor, Goshavank Monastery, Kasagh Basilica
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

6
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Get some cultural insight at Monastery of Sanahin and Odzun Church. Visit Akhtala Monastery and Mshkavank Monastery for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alaverdi: Dsegh (The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory, Kobayr Monastery, & more), Khuchapi Monastery (in Jiliza) and Berdavan Fortress (in Berdavan). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Dzoraget River, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hnevank Monastery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Alaverdi journey builder tool .

Drive from Dilijan to Alaverdi in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dilijan in December, expect Alaverdi to be a bit cooler, temps between -1°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Jermuk.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Khorakert Monastery, Church of St. Nicholas, Great Patriotic War Memorial
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

4
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Noravank Monastery and Areni Wine Factory. Popular historic sites such as Tsakhats Kar Monastery and Zorats Church are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Jermuk side-trips: Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit), Areni (St. Astvatsatsin Church, Noravank Gorge, & more) and Yeghegis (Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery & Smbataberd Fortress). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arates Monastery, examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and delve into the distant past at Tanahati Monastery.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Jermuk route planner .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Jermuk in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT) is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Areni, Yeghegis, Vernashen, Old Bridge Winery, Arates Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery

5
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Get some cultural insight at Tatev Monastery and Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. Visit Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) and Church of St. Garabed in Tolors for their historical value. Explore Tatev's surroundings by going to Sisian (Aghitu Memorial, Sisavank St John Church, & more), Vorotan (Melik Tangi Bridge, Vorotnaberd Fortress, & more) and Goris (Goris Rock Forest, Museum of Axel Bakounts, & more).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Tatev trip maker tool .

Drive from Jermuk to Tatev in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Vorotan, Kapan, Wings of Tatev
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Vahanavank Monastery ©
Vahanavank Monastery

8
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.
Appreciate the collections at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and History Museum of Armenia. Head to Vernissage Market and Proshyan Brandy Factoryfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Amberd Fortress (in Byurakan). Dedicate the 31st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Khor Virap, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, appreciate the history behind Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia, and see the interesting displays at Yerevan Brandy Factory.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tatev to Yerevan by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Yerevan are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple, Amberd Fortress, Khor Virap
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

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