35 days in Armenia Itinerary

35 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Gyumri
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Gyumri
— 5 nights
Drive
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Alaverdi
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Areni
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tatev
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yerevan
— 12 nights
Drive to Agri, Fly to Tel Aviv

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Gyumri

— 5 nights
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: Zorakert Mosque (in Zorakert), Kristapori Vank Church (in Dashtadem) and Gusanagyugh Fortress (in Gusanagyugh). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harichavank Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Isahakyan House Museum, see the interesting displays at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, and appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Gyumri vacation planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Gyumri is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, expect Gyumri to be much colder, temps between 9°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Alaverdi

— 4 nights
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alaverdi: Dsegh (Kobayr Monastery & The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory), Stepanavan (Dzoraget River, Lori Castle, &more) and Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, explore the ancient world of Horomayri Monastery, make a trip to Kayan Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alaverdi day trip app.

Traveling by car from Gyumri to Alaverdi takes 2.5 hours. April in Alaverdi sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Dilijan

— 5 nights

Armenian Switzerland

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.
Explore Dilijan's surroundings by going to Yenokavan (Anapat Cave & Yenokavan Canyon), Sevan (St. Jacob's Church & Monastery Sevanavank) and Ijevan (Lastiver Cave & Makaravank Monastery). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, make a trip to Goshavank Monastery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Noratus Cemetery, and expand your horizons at Local Lore Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dilijan road trip planning site.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan. Traveling from Alaverdi in April, things will get a bit warmer in Dilijan: highs are around 23°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Areni

— 4 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Change things up with these side-trips from Areni: Armaghan Mountain (in Madina), Geghhovit (Armaghan Church & Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)) and Yeghegis (Smbataberd Fortress & Tsakhats Kar Monastery). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Areni online road trip planner.

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Tatev

— 4 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Change things up with these side-trips from Tatev: Kapan (Kapan History Museum, Khustup, &more), Goris (Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, &more) and Sisian (Shaki Waterfall, Aghitu Memorial, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, get around town with Wings of Tatev, explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and make a trip to Old Khndzoresk.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tatev trip site.

Getting from Areni to Tatev by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 12 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni (Amenaprkich Church & Garni Temple) and Armavir (Ziarat Yazidi Temple & Argishtikhinili). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market, and explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yerevan online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tatev to Yerevan in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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.