43 days in Armenia Itinerary

43 days in Armenia Itinerary

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43 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Jermuk
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Goris
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Gyumri
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Alaverdi
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Dilijan
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Yerevan
— 14 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai

6
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jermuk Waterfall and Vayots Dzor History Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Bridge Winery and Arates Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Jermuk side-trips: Vernashen (Tanahati Monastery & Spitakavor Monastery), Spandaryan Water Reservoir (in Tsghuk) and Areni (Noravank Monastery, St. Astvatsatsin Church, & more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), explore the activities along Dolphin Lake, witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mozrov Cave.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jermuk planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Jermuk is an approximately 10-hour flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Areni, Yeghegnadzor, Yeghegis, Vernashen, Selim Caravanserai
Highlights from your plan
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery

5
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Step out of the city life by going to Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and Ughtassar Petroglyphs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) and Tatev Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Meghri (Meghri Fortress, Surb Astvatsatsin Church, & more), Vorotan (Melik Tangi Bridge & Vorotnavank Monastery) and Church of St. Garabed in Tolors (in Tolors). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, get engrossed in the history at Kapan History Museum, delve into the distant past at Vahanavank Monastery, and make a trip to Halidzor Fortress.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Goris trip planner .

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

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters and Mher Mkrtchyan Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life and Talin Cathedral. Explore Gyumri's surroundings by going to Dashtadem Fortress (in Dashtadem), Lmbatavank Church (in Artik) and Arakelots Monastery (in Acharkut). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Marmashen Monastery, find something for the whole family at Gyumri's Central Park, delve into the distant past at Harichavank Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Mother Armenia.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyumri trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Goris to Gyumri by car takes about 5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Goris to Gyumri is minus 1 hour. In December in Gyumri, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Arakelots Monastery, Dashtadem Fortress, Lmbatavank Church, Harichavank Monastery, Marmashen Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Lmbatavank Church ©
Lmbatavank Church
Arakelots Monastery ©
Arakelots Monastery

6
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Get some historical perspective at Monastery of Sanahin and Hnevank Monastery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Akhtala Monastery and Odzun Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alaverdi: Dsegh (Kobayr Monastery, Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum, & more), Stepanavan (Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark, Dzoraget River, & more) and Yaghdan Bridge (in Yaghdan). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, delve into the distant past at Khuchapi Monastery, and explore the historical opulence of Berdavan Fortress.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Alaverdi travel planning website .

You can drive from Gyumri to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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 in touch with nature at Hayravank Monastery and Dilijan National Park. The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan and Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus), Lake Sevan (in Lake Sevan) and Srveghi Monastery (in Aygehovit). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, explore the striking landscape at Anapat Cave, make a trip to Goshavank Monastery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Makaravank Monastery.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dilijan visit website .

Getting from Alaverdi to Dilijan by car takes about 1.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT) is 1 hour. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Alaverdi in January; daily highs in Dilijan reach 1°C and lows reach -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Gosh, Ijevan, Yenokavan, Noratus Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Matosavank Monastery ©
Matosavank Monastery

14
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 hidden gems such as Dalan Art Gallery and Golden Grape Armas Estate. Get some historical perspective at The Monastery of Geghard and Amberd Fortress. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Garni (Garni Gorge, Basaltic Organ, & more), Khosrov Forest State Reserve (in Ararat) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). Dedicate the 22nd (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, take an in-depth tour of National Art Gallery, browse the different shops at Dalma Garden Mall, and explore the galleries of Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Yerevan trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Ararat Province, Byurakan, The Monastery of Geghard
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress

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