38 days in Armenia Itinerary

38 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Tatev
— 1 night
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Jermuk
— 2 nights
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Areni
— 2 nights
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Dilijan
— 4 nights
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Alaverdi
— 2 nights
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Gyumri
— 4 nights
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Yerevan
— 22 nights

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Tatev

Tatev
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and then take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), then delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally don't miss a visit to Zorats Karer.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tatev travel route planner.

Yerevan to Tatev is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jermuk.

Things to do in Tatev

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the activities along Dolphin Lake, admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall, then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Martiros Church. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Surp Sion Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery, then view the masterpieces at Jermuk Art Gallery, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Armenia Health Spa.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Jermuk trip maker.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Jermuk takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Dolphin Lake ©
Dolphin Lake

2
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Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) and then don't miss a visit to Spitakavor Monastery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Areni trip builder app.

Getting from Jermuk to Areni by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

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Dilijan

Dilijan ©

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dilijan: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus) and Sevan (Monastery Sevanavank, Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, &more). Make the 28th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, explore the activities along Lake Parz, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and contemplate the long history of Saint Sargis Chapel.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Dilijan tour planner.

Drive from Areni to Dilijan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

2
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Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Kayan Fortress, then delve into the distant past at Haghpat Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Horomayri Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi trip builder.

You can drive from Dilijan to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dilijan in October; daily highs in Alaverdi reach 17°C and lows reach 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

4
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Gyumri

Gyumri ©
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: Lmbatavank Church (in Artik), Talin Cathedral (in Talin) and Mastara Church (in Mastara). Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, see the interesting displays at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery, and find something for the whole family at Gyumri's Central Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gyumri online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Gyumri takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a shuttle to Yerevan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery

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Yerevan

Yerevan ©

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain), Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, &more) and Garni (Garni Temple, Basaltic Organ, &more). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, examine the collection at History Museum of Armenia, and explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan journey planning site.

Take a shuttle from Gyumri to Yerevan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Gyumri to Yerevan is 1 hour. Traveling from Gyumri in November, expect Yerevan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 14°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Walking tours
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

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