46 days in Lori Province Itinerary

46 days in Lori Province Itinerary

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46 days in Lori Province Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Drive:  2​h
1
Vanadzor
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Dsegh
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Akhtala
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
4
Odzun
— 31 nights
Drive:  30​min
5
Stepanavan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Yerevan

10
nights
Vanadzor

Vanadzor ©
Vanadzor, is the third-largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Lori Province in the northern part of the country. Visiting Hayravank Monastery and Mount Aragats will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will appreciate Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers and Lori-Pambak Geological Museum of Vanadzor. Change things up with these side-trips from Vanadzor: Noratus (Noratus Cemetery & St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery)), Gusanagyugh Fortress (in Gusanagyugh) and Tsakhkadzor (Leonid Yengibarov Monument, Kecharis Monastery, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Bjni Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mastara Church, explore the historical opulence of Horom Citadel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Harichavank Monastery.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Vanadzor online road trip planner

Yerevan to Vanadzor is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Yerevan to Vanadzor. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Yerevan in November: high temperatures in Vanadzor hover around 10°C and lows are around -3°C. You will leave for Dsegh on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Vanadzor

Historic Sites Parks Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Noratus, Talin, Bjni, Dashtadem Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery

1
night
Dsegh

Dsegh ©
Dsegh, known as Tumanyan between 1938 and 1969, is a village in the Lori Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): explore the ancient world of The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dsegh online road trip planner

You can drive from Vanadzor to Dsegh in 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Dsegh can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akhtala.

Things to do in Dsegh

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery

1
night
Akhtala

Akhtala ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monasteries of Haghpat and Sanahin.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Akhtala trip itinerary maker tool

Getting from Dsegh to Akhtala by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dsegh to Akhtala is 2 hours. Traveling from Dsegh in November, expect Akhtala to be a bit warmer, temps between 14°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Odzun.

Things to do in Akhtala

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monastery of Sanahin
Highlights from your plan
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin

31
nights
Odzun

Odzun ©
Odzun is a major and historic village in the Lori Province of Armenia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Odzun Church and Sanahin Bridge. Venture out of the city with trips to Dilijan National Park (in Dilijan) and Aghjkaghala Castle (in Martuni). There's more to do: make a trip to Khuchapi Monastery and take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Odzun trip itinerary maker tool

Odzun is very close to Akhtala. The time zone difference when traveling from Akhtala to Odzun is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Akhtala in November, things will get a bit cooler in Odzun: highs are around 10°C and lows about -3°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off toStepanavan.

Things to do in Odzun

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alaverdi, Dilijan National Park, Aghjkaghala Castle, Khuchapi Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum

2
nights
Stepanavan

Stepanavan ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark and then explore the ancient world of Lori Castle.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stepanavan day trip planner

Stepanavan is just a short distance from Odzun. In December in Stepanavan, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Stepanavan

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark ©
Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark
Lori Castle ©
Lori Castle
House Museum of Stepan Shahumyan ©
House Museum of Stepan Shahumyan