46 days in Armenia Itinerary

46 days in Armenia Itinerary

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46 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  21​h 30​min
1
Gyumri
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Alaverdi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Dilijan
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Areni
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Jermuk
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Tatev
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Yerevan
— 12 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Toronto

5
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Visit Harichavank Monastery and Talin Cathedral for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Mount Aragats and Lake Arpi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyumri: Lmbatavank Church (in Artik), Muslim Cemetery (in Zorakert) and Mastara Church (in Mastara). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, don't miss a visit to Mother Armenia, see the interesting displays at Antique Art Salon, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gyumri attractions planner.

Toronto, Canada to Gyumri is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Gyumri is 8 hours. While traveling from Toronto, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Gyumri, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

5
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 Akhtala Monastery and Monastery of Sanahin. Visiting Dzoraget River and Communist Caves will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Alaverdi side-trips: Dsegh (Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum, Kobayr Monastery, & more), Stepanavan (Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark, Lori Castle, & more) and Hnevank Monastery (in Kurtan). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, explore the ancient world of Ardvi Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and explore the historical opulence of Kayan Fortress.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alaverdi attractions planning app .

Getting from Gyumri to Alaverdi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Haghpatavank, Mshkavank Monastery, Ardvi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Hnevank Monastery ©
Hnevank 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Hayravank Monastery and Dilijan National Park. The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan and Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan) will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Yenokavan (Yenokavan Canyon & Anapat Cave), Ijevan (Lastiver Cave & Makaravank Monastery) and Tsakhkadzor (Kecharis Monastery, Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Tezharuyk Monastery, don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery, and take an unorthodox tour of Matosavank Monastery.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dilijan trip app .

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Alaverdi in August, expect Dilijan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 41°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Yenokavan, Ijevan, Hayravank Monastery, Tezharuyk Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

6
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Get outdoors at Armaghan Mountain and Noravank Gorge. Do some cultural sightseeing at Noravank Monastery and Tsakhats Kar Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Yeghegis (Smbataberd Fortress, Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, & more), Vernashen (Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, Arkazi S. Khach, & more) and Selim Caravanserai (in Aghnjadzor). There's much more to do: learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shativank Monastery, Head underground at Magil Cave, and delve into the lush surroundings at Tnjri (Platan Tree).

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Areni trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Vernashen, Yeghegnadzor, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Tnjri (Platan Tree)
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ughtassar Petroglyphs and Arates Monastery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Makenis Monastery and Gndevank Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Jermuk side-trips: Vanevan Monastery (in Artsvanist), Spandaryan Water Reservoir (in Tsghuk) and Odzaberd Fortress (in Tsovinar). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, explore the activities along Dolphin Lake, take in the dramatic natural features at Ark of the Fulfillment of Desires, and appreciate the history behind Jermuk Deer Monument.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jermuk trip planning site .

You can drive from Areni to Jermuk in 1.5 hours. You will leave for Tatev on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Odzaberd Fortress, Vanevan Monastery, Spandaryan Water Reservoir, Makenis Monastery, Ughtassar Petroglyphs
Highlights from your plan
Ughtassar Petroglyphs ©
Ughtassar Petroglyphs
Makenis Monastery ©
Makenis Monastery
Arates Monastery ©
Arates Monastery

5
nights
Tatev

Tatev
Step out of the city life by going to Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and Goris Rock Forest. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tatev Monastery and Aghitu Memorial. Get out of town with these interesting Tatev side-trips: Kapan (Vahanavank Monastery & Khustup), Church of St. Garabed in Tolors (in Tolors) and Sisian (Shaki Waterfall, Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), & more). Spend the 17th (Tue) exploring nature at Arevik National Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tatev journey planner.

You can drive from Jermuk to Tatev in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Kapan, Syunik Province, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Zorats Karer ©
Zorats Karer

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.
Do your shopping at Vernissage Market and Arev Art Gallery. Let the collections at Cafesjian Center for the Arts and Gala Art Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Garni (Garni Temple, Basaltic Organ, & more) and Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, browse the exhibits of Armenian Genocide Museum, stop by Antique Carpets, and learn about winemaking at Armenia Wine Company.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan day trip planning site .

Drive from Tatev to Yerevan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Yerevan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. On the 30th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Byurakan, Ararat Province, Geghard
Highlights from your plan
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

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