36 days in Armenia Itinerary

36 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Gyumri
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Gyumri
— 4 nights
Drive
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Alaverdi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Areni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Jermuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tatev
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yerevan
— 19 nights
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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 Talin (Caravanserai Ruins & Talin Cathedral), Mastara Church (in Mastara) and Gusanagyugh Fortress (in Gusanagyugh). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, get engrossed in the history at Shiraz House Museum, examine the collection at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, and explore the world behind art at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gyumri route planning tool.

Frankfurt, Germany to Gyumri is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. The time zone difference when traveling from Frankfurt to Gyumri is 2 hours. Traveling from Frankfurt in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gyumri, with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 (Kobayr Monastery & Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum), Haghpat Monastery (in Haghpat) and Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, explore the ancient world of Hnevank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Horomayri Monastery, and steep yourself in history at Lori Castle.

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You can drive from Gyumri to Alaverdi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. May in Alaverdi sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Wine Store Tsaghkadzor (in Tsakhkadzor), Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus) and Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church, explore the activities along Lake Parz, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dilijan road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Armenia Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alaverdi in May: high temperatures in Dilijan hover around 29°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Areni

— 2 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, do a tasting at Hin Areni Winery, then learn about winemaking at Momik Wines, and finally Head underground at Magil Cave.

To see more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Areni trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Areni

Parks · Nature · Wineries · 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): make a trip to Spitakavor Monastery and then explore the ancient world of Tanahati Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, then contemplate the long history of Gndevank Monastery, and finally admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jermuk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Areni to Jermuk in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

Tatev

— 2 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and then take in the awesome beauty at Khustup. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then make a trip to Zorats Karer, then delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally delve into the distant past at Kotrats Caravanserai.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Tatev travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Jermuk to Tatev in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 19 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Geghard (Azhdaak Mountain & The Monastery of Geghard), Garni (Garni Gorge, Basaltic Organ, &more) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Republic Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum, and see the interesting displays at Yerevan Brandy Factory.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Yerevan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Armenia travel guide

4.6
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.