45 days in Armenia Itinerary

45 days in Armenia Itinerary

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45 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly + Drive:  20​h 15​min
1
Gyumri
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Alaverdi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Lake Sevan
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dilijan
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Tatev
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Areni
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Yerevan
— 12 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Boston

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: Lmbatavank Church (in Artik), Golden Grape Armas Estate (in Nor Yedesia) and Byurakan (Vahramashen Church, Amberd Fortress, & more). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery, admire the masterpieces at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life.

Start your trip to Gyumri by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Boston, USA to Gyumri is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Boston to Gyumri, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Boston in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gyumri, with lows around 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Byurakan, Mount Aragats, Lmbatavank Church, Golden Grape Armas Estate, Talin Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery

5
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 Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits), Stepanavan (Lori Castle, Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark, & more) and Khuchapi Monastery (in Jiliza). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, delve into the distant past at Ardvi Monastery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Alaverdi trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Gyumri to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Alaverdi sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Acharkut, Khorakert Monastery, Akhtala Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

5
nights
Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan ©
A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture.
Get out of town with these interesting Lake Sevan side-trips: Azhdaak Mountain (in Geghard), Saint Hovhannes Church (in Abovyan) and Garni (Charent's Arch, Garni Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Sevan, don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, pause for some serene contemplation at Vanevan Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lake Sevan online vacation maker .

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Lake Sevan takes 2.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Lake Sevan due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Garni, Azhdaak Mountain, St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), Makenis Monastery, Vanevan Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dilijan: Hovhannavank Monastery (in Ohanavan), Saghmosavank Monastery (in Artashavan) and Tsakhkadzor (Royale Entertainment Center, Kecharis Monastery, & more). Make the 18th (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Goshavank Monastery, admire all the interesting features of The Nairian Farm & Laboratory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and get outside with Lastiver Cave.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dilijan trip planner.

Drive from Lake Sevan to Dilijan in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tatev.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Ijevan, Ashtarak, Saghmosavank Monastery, The Nairian Farm & Laboratory
Highlights from your plan
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

5
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Sisian (Shaki Waterfall, Sisavank St John Church, & more), Goris (Goris Rock Forest, Museum of Axel Bakounts, & more) and St. Sargis Basilica Church (in Meghri).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tatev tour itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dilijan to Tatev in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Goris, Vorotan, Syunik Province, Kapan
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Areni: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Yeghegis (Smbataberd Fortress, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, & more) and Kakavaberd Fortress (in Garni). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Khor Virap, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Tanahati Monastery, and make a trip to Spitakavor Monastery.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Areni day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tatev to Areni takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Jermuk, Vernashen, Ararat Province, Yeghegnadzor
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery

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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 6th (Thu), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Yerevan Cascade, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque), see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Yerevan trip planner.

You can drive from Areni to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Yerevan sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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