41 days in Armenia Itinerary

41 days in Armenia Itinerary

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41 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly + Drive:  15​h 45​min
1
Gyumri
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Alaverdi
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Dilijan
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Halidzor
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Areni
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Yerevan
— 12 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Alexandria

4
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyumri: Mastara Church (in Mastara), Lmbatavank Church (in Artik) and Dashtadem Fortress (in Dashtadem). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marmashen Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Talin Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gyumri attractions planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Gyumri is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Gyumri due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alexandria in December, things will get colder in Gyumri: highs are around -1°C and lows about -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Dashtadem Fortress, Yereruyk Basilica, Lmbatavank Church, Talin Cathedral, Mount Aragats
Highlights from your plan
Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Mother Armenia ©
Mother Armenia

6
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Explore Alaverdi's surroundings by going to Stepanavan (Lori Castle, Dzoraget River, & more), Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits) and Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, delve into the distant past at Hnevank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Ardvi Monastery, and explore the historical opulence of Kayan Fortress.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi sightseeing planner .

Drive from Gyumri to Alaverdi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

6
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Tsakhkadzor (Kecharis Monastery & Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, explore the ancient world of Matosavank Monastery, explore the world behind art at The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, and pause for some serene contemplation at Arakelots Monastery.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Dilijan trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan. In December, Dilijan is somewhat warmer than Alaverdi - with highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Halidzor.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sevan, Acharkut, Yenokavan, Gosh, Tsakhkadzor
Highlights from your plan
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

5
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor ©
Halidzor, is a village in the Syunik Province of Armenia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Halidzor: Vorotnavank Monastery (in Vorotan), Tatev Monastery (in Tatev) and Sisian (Zorats Karer, Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), & more). There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, take a memorable drive along Ughtassar Petroglyphs, explore the ancient world of Kotrats Caravanserai, and make a trip to Old Khndzoresk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Halidzor driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Dilijan to Halidzor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Syunik Province, Kapan, Tatev
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

6
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Areni: Yeghegis (Smbataberd Fortress, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, & more), Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit) and Arates Monastery (in Arates). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Tanahati Monastery, contemplate the long history of Gndevank Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Areni trip planner .

You can drive from Halidzor to Areni in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jermuk, Vernashen, Yeghegnadzor, Yeghegis, Armaghan Mountain
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Garni (Garni Temple, Amenaprkich Church, & more) and Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yerevan travel planning website .

Traveling by car from Areni to Yerevan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Ashtarak, Geghard, Hovhannavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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