36 days in Armenia Itinerary

36 days in Armenia Itinerary

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36 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Yerevan
— 12 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Goris
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Yeghegnadzor
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dilijan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Alaverdi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Gyumri
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Nor Yedesia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dubai

12
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dalan Art Gallery and Arev Art Gallery. Visit The Monastery of Geghard and Khor Virap for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Khosrov Forest State Reserve (in Ararat), Garni (Garni Temple, Kakavaberd Fortress, & more) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). Dedicate the 27th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, admire the masterpieces at Gala Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Nur Art Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Yerevan trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Yerevan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in January; daily highs in Yerevan reach 1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Garni, Ararat Province, Vagharshapat, Master Levon's Divine Underground, Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral
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4
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and St. Sargis Basilica Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) and Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris. Get out of town with these interesting Goris side-trips: Vorotnavank Monastery (in Vorotan), Sisian (Shaki Waterfall & Zorats Karer) and Church of St. Garabed in Tolors (in Tolors). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Kapan History Museum, step into the grandiose world of Halidzor Fortress, don't miss a visit to Goris Rock Forest, and pause for some serene contemplation at Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Goris vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Yerevan to Goris in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yeghegnadzor.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kapan, Sisian, Meghri, Vorotnavank Monastery, Tatev Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

3
nights
Yeghegnadzor

Yeghegnadzor ©
Yeghegnadzor, is a town in Armenia and the capital of the Vayots Dzor Province. Explore hidden gems such as Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) and Jermuk Waterfall. Do some cultural sightseeing at Old Bridge Winery and Tanahati Monastery. Change things up with these side-trips from Yeghegnadzor: Arates Monastery (in Hermon), Yeghegis (Smbataberd Fortress & Tsakhats Kar Monastery) and Makenis Monastery (in Makenis). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Vayots Dzor History Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, delve into the distant past at Zorats Church, and stroll the grounds of Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yeghegnadzor sightseeing planning app .

Drive from Goris to Yeghegnadzor in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Yeghegnadzor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Areni, Tanahati Monastery, Makenis Monastery, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Highlights from your plan
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Kecharis Monastery and Noratus Cemetery are in your itinerary. The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan and Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Dilijan's surroundings by going to Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor (in Tsakhkadzor) and Anapat Cave (in Yenokavan). Make the 6th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Lastiver Cave, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sargis Chapel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Dilijan tour website .

You can drive from Yeghegnadzor to Dilijan in 2.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Saint Sargis Chapel, Anapat Cave, Lastiver Cave, Hayravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

4
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Get a sense of the local culture at Akhtala Monastery and Mikoyan Brothers Museum. Let the collections at Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum and House Museum of Stepan Shahumyan capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Alaverdi: Kirants Monastery (in Acharkut), Kobayr Monastery (in Dsegh) and Mshkavank Monastery (in Noyemberyan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, contemplate the long history of Khuchapi Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Ardvi Monastery.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi online vacation planner .

Getting from Dilijan to Alaverdi by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dilijan in February, expect Alaverdi to be slightly colder, temps between 0°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Church of St. Nicholas, Akhtala Monastery, Mshkavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery

4
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters and Mher Mkrtchyan Museum. Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life and Antique Art Salon are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyumri: Lmbatavank Church (in Artik), Arakelots Monastery (in Acharkut) and Zorakert (Zorakert Mosque & Muslim Cemetery). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Isahakyan House Museum, expand your understanding of the military at Black Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marmashen Monastery, and appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gyumri travel planner.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Gyumri in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. February in Gyumri sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Nor Yedesia.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Shirak Province, Zorakert, Marmashen Monastery, Lmbatavank Church, Arakelots Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Arakelots Monastery ©
Arakelots Monastery
Lmbatavank Church ©
Lmbatavank Church

4
nights
Nor Yedesia

Nor Yedesia ©
Nor Yedesia is a village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. Museum-lovers will appreciate Machanents Museum and Alex and Marie Manoogian Treasury House Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Amberd Fortress and Talin Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nor Yedesia: Vagharshapat (Saint Gayane Church, Echmiadzin Historical & Ethnographic Museum, & more), Sardarapat Memorial (in Araks) and Byurakan (Kari Lake & Vahramashen Church). And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at Golden Grape Armas Estate, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Aruch, and learn more about the world around you at Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nor Yedesia trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Gyumri to Nor Yedesia by car takes about 2 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gyumri to Nor Yedesia due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gyumri in February, with highs in Nor Yedesia at 9°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Nor Yedesia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Byurakan, Talin, Sardarapat Memorial, Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Sardarapat Memorial ©
Sardarapat Memorial
Zvartnots Temple ©
Zvartnots Temple

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