33 days in Armenia Itinerary

33 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Tatev
— 1 night
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Areni
— 3 nights
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Alaverdi
— 2 nights
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Gyumri
— 3 nights
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Araks
— 2 nights
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Yerevan
— 21 nights

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Tatev

— 1 night
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of History Museum, explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery. Keep things going the next day: stop by Goris Crochet, then get engrossed in the history at Aksel Bakunts Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Vorotnavank Monastery.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tatev trip planning tool.

Yerevan to Tatev is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Areni

— 3 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Noravank Monastery and Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Areni: Yeghegis (Zorats Church, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, &more) and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, get engrossed in the history at Vayots Dzor History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Areni road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Alaverdi

— 2 nights
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then don't miss a visit to Sanahin Bridge, then explore the ancient world of Haghpat Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Horomayri Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, and then delve into the distant past at Hnevank Monastery.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alaverdi trip builder tool.

Getting from Areni to Alaverdi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Areni to Alaverdi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gyumri

— 3 nights
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Harichavank Monastery and Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life. Step out of Gyumri with an excursion to Lmbatavank Church in Artik--about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Mother Armenia, take an in-depth tour of Shiraz House Museum, admire the masterpieces at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marmashen Monastery.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Gyumri trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Alaverdi to Gyumri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Gyumri, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Araks.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trips

Araks

— 2 nights
Araks, is a village in the western part of the Armavir Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Kristapori Vank Church and then explore the historical opulence of Dashtadem Fortress. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Karas Wines, then see the interesting displays at Sardarapat Memorial, and then learn about all things military at National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Araks road trip app.

You can drive from Gyumri to Araks in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Gyumri in March, expect nights in Araks to be much warmer, around 8°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Araks

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 21 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.
The Monastery of Geghard and Cafesjian Center for the Arts are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan), Vagharshapat (Gevorkian Seminary, Echmiadzin Historical & Ethnographic Museum, &more) and Garni (Garni Temple, Kakavaberd Fortress, &more). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Armenian Genocide Museum, make a trip to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and delve into the distant past at Khor Virap.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan online route maker.

You can drive from Araks to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Yerevan when traveling from Araks in March, with lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Armenia travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.