36 days in Armenia Itinerary

36 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia trip planner

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Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Areni
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Areni
— 1 night
Drive
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Jermuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tatev
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alaverdi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gyumri
— 4 nights
Shuttle
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Yerevan
— 20 nights
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Areni

— 1 night
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 20th (Thu), do a tasting at Momik Wines and then learn about winemaking at Hin Areni Winery. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, and finally do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory.

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Beirut, Lebanon to Areni is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beirut to Areni due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Areni

Wineries · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Jermuk

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Tanahati Monastery, see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and then learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spitakavor Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jermuk online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Areni to Jermuk by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Tatev

— 2 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest and then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer, then pause for some serene contemplation at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

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You can drive from Jermuk to Tatev in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Dilijan

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tsakhkadzor (Wine Store Tsaghkadzor & Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers), Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Matosavank Monastery, steep yourself in history at Dilijan Amphitheater, and make a trip to Goshavank Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Dilijan route planner.

Getting from Tatev to Dilijan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. May in Dilijan sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Alaverdi

— 3 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 (Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum & Kobayr Monastery), Haghpat Monastery (in Haghpat) and Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, explore the ancient world of Horomayri Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Dilijan to Alaverdi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Armenia Standard Time (AMT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dilijan in May; daily highs in Alaverdi reach 22°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Gyumri

— 4 nights
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Explore Gyumri's surroundings by going to Lmbatavank Church (in Artik), Talin (Caravanserai Ruins & Talin Cathedral) and Gusanagyugh Fortress (in Gusanagyugh). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery, stroll around Peace Circle Park, and get engrossed in the history at Shiraz House Museum.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Gyumri itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Gyumri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Gyumri are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to take a shuttle to Yerevan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 20 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain), Garni (Kakavaberd Fortress, Havuts Tar Monastery, &more) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at Yerevan Brandy Factory, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Yerevan road trip planner.

You can take a shuttle from Gyumri to Yerevan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Armenia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gyumri in June, with highs in Yerevan at 36°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

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.