45 days in Armenia Itinerary

45 days in Armenia Itinerary

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45 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Drive:  1​h 30​min
1
Areni
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Tatev
— 7 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Dilijan
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Alaverdi
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Gyumri
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Yerevan
— 13 nights
End: Yerevan

6
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Explore Areni's surroundings by going to Selim Caravanserai (in Aghnjadzor), Jermuk (Gndevank Monastery, Arpa River, & more) and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Zorats Church, explore the ancient world of Tanahati Monastery, and learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Areni trip planning site .

Yerevan to Areni is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jermuk, Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Vernashen, Selim Caravanserai
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

7
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Get out of town with these interesting Tatev side-trips: Church of St. Garabed in Tolors (in Tolors), Goris (Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, & more) and Vorotan (Vorotnavank Monastery & Melik Tangi Bridge).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Tatev trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Areni to Tatev takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Kapan, Vorotan, Meghri
Highlights from your plan
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Sevan (in Lake Sevan), Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). On the 26th (Tue), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor. Make the 28th (Thu) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument, and try your luck at Royale Entertainment Center.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Dilijan day trip app .

You can drive from Tatev to Dilijan in 4.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Gosh, Ijevan, Monastery Sevanavank, Noratus Cemetery
Highlights from your plan
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

5
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alaverdi: Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala), Yaghdan Bridge (in Yaghdan) and Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, take in the views from Sanahin Bridge, explore the activities along Dzoraget River, and pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Alaverdi trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Alaverdi takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dilijan in March: high temperatures in Alaverdi hover around 9°C and lows are around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Kirants Monastery, Akhtala Monastery, Khuchapi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

6
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: Talin (Talin Cathedral & Caravanserai Ruins), Mastara Church (in Mastara) and Lmbatavank Church (in Artik). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, examine the collection at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, take an in-depth tour of Isahakyan House Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gyumri vacation planner.

Getting from Alaverdi to Gyumri by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shirak Province, Talin, Muslim Cemetery, Mastara Church, Lmbatavank Church
Highlights from your plan
Black Fortress ©
Black Fortress
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery

13
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Garni (Charent's Arch, Garni Temple, & more). Dedicate the 16th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 22nd (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Caucasus Mountains.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yerevan day trip site .

Traveling by car from Gyumri to Yerevan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Gyumri to Yerevan is 1 hour. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gyumri in March: high temperatures in Yerevan hover around 16°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Ararat Province, The Monastery of Geghard, Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

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