34 days in Armenia Itinerary

34 days in Armenia Itinerary

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34 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Yerevan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Ararat Province
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Jermuk
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Tatev
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Lake Sevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Ijevan
— 1 night
taxi:  15​min
10
Yenokavan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
11
Alaverdi
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
12
Stepanavan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Gyumri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
14
Byurakan
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​min
15
Ashtarak
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
16
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  21​h
End: Los Angeles

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes History Museum of Armenia, National Art Gallery, Saint Sarkis Cathedral, and other attractions you added. On the 21st (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sarkis Cathedral. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katoghike Church, then don't miss a visit to Yerevan Cascade, then make a trip to Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Yerevan travel planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, car, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Yerevan is 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, plan for little chillier nights in Yerevan, with lows around 57°F. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
History Museum of Armenia ©
History Museum of Armenia

few
hours
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Ararat Province online road trip planner .

You can drive from Yerevan to Ararat Province in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Ararat Province can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Areni route maker app .

Traveling by car from Ararat Province to Areni takes 1.5 hours. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakavaberd Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Kakavaberd Fortress ©
Kakavaberd Fortress

1
night
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.
On the 24th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Arates Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Makenis Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Jermuk journey app .

Traveling by car from Areni to Jermuk takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Surp Sion Monastery, Arates Monastery, Martiros Church, Makenis Monastery, St. Astvatsatsin Church
Highlights from your plan
Arates Monastery ©
Arates Monastery
Makenis Monastery ©
Makenis Monastery
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church

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nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Step out of the city life by going to Khustup and Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tatev Monastery and Vahanavank Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Tatev side-trips: Aghitu Memorial (in Sisian) and Kapan History Museum (in Kapan).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tatev trip site .

You can drive from Jermuk to Tatev in 2.5 hours. You will leave for Goris on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Tatev

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kapan, Aghitu Memorial, Wings of Tatev
Highlights from your plan
Khustup ©
Khustup
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Vahanavank Monastery ©
Vahanavank Monastery

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Old Khndzoresk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Goris travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Tatev to Goris takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Goris

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sisian, Syunik Province
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Ughtassar Petroglyphs ©
Ughtassar Petroglyphs
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

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nights
Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan ©
A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), get to know the fascinating history of Amaras Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vanevan Monastery, and finally explore the activities along Lake Sevan. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church, then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally step into the grandiose world of Aghjkaghala Castle.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Sevan online tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Goris to Lake Sevan in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dilijan.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Armaghan Church, Vanevan Monastery, St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery)
Highlights from your plan
Vanevan Monastery ©
Vanevan Monastery
Armaghan Church ©
Armaghan Church
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Noratus Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip planner .

You can drive from Lake Sevan to Dilijan in an hour. In October, daytime highs in Dilijan are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ijevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery, Noratus Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

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night
Ijevan

Ijevan ©
Ijevan, is a town in Armenia and the administrative centre of the Tavush Province. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get outside with Lastiver Cave and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Makaravank Monastery.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ijevan trip itinerary maker .

Ijevan is very close to Dilijan. In October, daily temperatures in Ijevan can reach 64°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Yenokavan.

Things to do in Ijevan

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nor Varagavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Makaravank Monastery ©
Makaravank Monastery
Nor Varagavank Monastery ©
Nor Varagavank Monastery

1
night
Yenokavan

Yenokavan ©
Yenokavan ; known as Krdevan until 1935, is a village and summer resort in the Tavush Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Srveghi Monastery.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Yenokavan trip planning site .

Yenokavan is very close to Ijevan. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Yenokavan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirants Monastery, Srveghi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Kirants Monastery ©
Kirants Monastery

3
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then delve into the distant past at Sanahin Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kayan Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Ardvi Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Hnevank Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghpatavank.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alaverdi trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Yenokavan to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yenokavan to Alaverdi. In October, daily temperatures in Alaverdi can reach 59°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Stepanavan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dsegh, Haghpatavank, Hnevank Monastery, Ardvi Monastery, Akhtala Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Hnevank Monastery ©
Hnevank Monastery

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Stepanavan

Stepanavan ©
On the 11th (Fri), explore the fascinating underground world of Communist Caves and then get engrossed in the history at House Museum of Stepan Shahumyan.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Stepanavan day trip app .

Getting from Alaverdi to Stepanavan by car takes about an hour. In October in Stepanavan, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Gyumri.

Things to do in Stepanavan

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Church of St. Nicholas, Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts
Highlights from your plan
Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts ©
Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts
Lori Castle ©
Lori Castle
Church of St. Nicholas ©
Church of St. Nicholas

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Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
On the 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Gyumri Main Square, take an in-depth tour of Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, pause for some photo ops at Mother Armenia, step into the grandiose world of Black Fortress, then explore the world behind art at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Lake Arpi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marmashen Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Surp Astvatsatsin or Yot Verk (Seven Wounds) Church.

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Drive from Stepanavan to Gyumri in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Gyumri, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Byurakan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lake Arpi, Marmashen Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery
Isahakyan House Museum ©
Isahakyan House Museum

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nights
Byurakan

Byurakan ©
Byurakan, is a major village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the slope of Mount Aragats. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Amberd Fortress and then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Byurakan travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Gyumri to Byurakan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gyumri to Byurakan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gyumri in October, expect Byurakan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 67°F and 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Fri) before leaving for Ashtarak.

Things to do in Byurakan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mount Aragats, Golden Grape Armas Estate
Highlights from your plan
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory ©

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Ashtarak

Ashtarak ©
Ashtarak, is a town in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the left bank of Kasagh River along the gorge, northwest of the capital Yerevan. On the 18th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saghmosavank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hovhannavank Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Pertch Proshian, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karmravor Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Ashtarak itinerary planner .

Ashtarak is just a stone's throw from Byurakan. In October, daily temperatures in Ashtarak can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Ashtarak

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral, Arzakan Hot Springs, Saghmosavank Monastery, Hovhannavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Hovhannavank Monastery ©
Hovhannavank Monastery
Saghmosavank Monastery ©
Saghmosavank Monastery
Karmravor Church ©
Karmravor Church

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Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
On the 19th (Sat), don't miss a visit to The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Echmiadzin Historical & Ethnographic Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, make a trip to Echmiadzin Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Sardarapat Memorial.

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Vagharshapat is just a stone's throw from Ashtarak. In October, daily temperatures in Vagharshapat can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Araks, Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Ziarat Yazidi Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sardarapat Memorial ©
Sardarapat Memorial
Saint Hripsime Church ©
Saint Hripsime Church

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