52 days in Armenia Itinerary

52 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia tour planner

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Yerevan
— 13 nights
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Areni
— 6 nights
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Tatev
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gyumri
— 6 nights
Drive
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Alaverdi
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 6 nights
Drive
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Lake Sevan
— 6 nights
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Yerevan

— 13 nights

Pink City

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.
Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan and Sardarapat Memorial will appeal to museum buffs. Visit The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Saint Sarkis Cathedral for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle (in Araks), Armenia Wine (in Sasunik) and Vagharshapat (Zvartnots Temple, Gevorkian Seminary, &more). Spend the 2nd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Katoghike Church, Head underground at Master Levon's Divine Underground, and examine the collection at Ervand Kochar Museum.

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Frankfurt, Germany to Yerevan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT) is 3 hours. When traveling from Frankfurt in April, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yerevan: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Areni

— 6 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Visiting Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) and Dolphin Lake will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation and Jermuk Art Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Arates Monastery (in Arates), Shativank Monastery (in Shatin) and Yeghegis (Tsakhats Kar Monastery & Zorats Church). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Vayots Dzor History Museum, do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Areni day trip planning app.

Drive from Yerevan to Areni in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Tatev

— 6 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Visit Church of St. Garabed in Tolors and Halidzor Fortress for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Aksel Bakunts Museum and Kapan History Museum. Explore Tatev's surroundings by going to Kapan (Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church, Vahanavank Monastery, &more), Goris Crochet (in Goris) and Sisian (Shaki Waterfall, Zorats Karer, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ughtassar Petroglyphs, don't miss a visit to Vorotnavank Monastery, snap pictures at Melik Tangi Bridge, and delve into the distant past at Old Alidzor.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tatev tour builder website.

You can drive from Areni to Tatev in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Gyumri

— 6 nights
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life and Golden Grape Armas Estate. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Lmbatavank Church and Marmashen Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyumri: Kristapori Vank Church (in Dashtadem), Byurakan (Vahramashen Church, Amberd Fortress, &more) and Cathedral of Aruch (in Aruch). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Saviour, appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia, step into the grandiose world of Horom Citadel, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Harichavank Monastery.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gyumri holiday maker app.

Getting from Tatev to Gyumri by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, bus, and train; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. Traveling from Tatev to Gyumri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Alaverdi

— 6 nights
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Do some cultural sightseeing at Odzun Church and Mshkavank Monastery. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haghpat Monastery and Great Patriotic War Memorial. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alaverdi: Stepanavan (Dzoraget River & Lori Castle), Hnevank Monastery (in Kurtan) and Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, delve into the distant past at The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Khorakert Monastery.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Alaverdi trip planner.

You can drive from Gyumri to Alaverdi in 2.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Alaverdi are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Dilijan

— 6 nights

Armenian Switzerland

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers and Lori-Pambak Geological Museum of Vanadzor. Appreciate the collections at Local Lore Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan and Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dilijan: Tsakhkadzor (Leonid Yengibarov Monument, Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, &more), Acharkut (Kirants Monastery & Arakelots Monastery) and Ijevan (Makaravank Monastery & Lastiver Cave). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Matosavank Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Soviet Government Rest House, Head underground at Anapat Cave, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tezharuyk Monastery.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan tour builder website.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alaverdi in May, things will get a bit warmer in Dilijan: highs are around 29°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Museums · Casinos · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lake Sevan

— 6 nights
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 some historical perspective at Makenis Monastery and Vanevan Monastery. Odzaberd Fortress and Armaghan Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Sevan: Saint Hovhannes Church (in Abovyan), Armaghan Mountain (in Madina) and Garni (Garni Gorge, Havuts Tar Monastery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church, appreciate the history behind Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, and don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Sevan day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Lake Sevan takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Armenia travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.