53 days in Armenia Itinerary

53 days in Armenia Itinerary

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53 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Yerevan
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Areni
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tatev
— 8 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Dilijan
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Alaverdi
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Gyumri
— 7 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Mumbai

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Hovhannavank Monastery (in Ohanavan), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Garni (Charent's Arch, Garni Temple, & more). Dedicate the 24th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 30th (Sun), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, make a trip to Yerevan Cascade, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, and explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip itinerary site .

Mumbai, India to Yerevan is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in December: high temperatures in Yerevan hover around 3°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Ararat Province, The Monastery of Geghard, Hovhannavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

7
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Areni: Selim Caravanserai (in Aghnjadzor), Jermuk (Gndevank Monastery, Jermuk Deer Monument, & more) and Geghhovit (Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) & Armaghan Church). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, make a trip to Tsakhats Kar Monastery, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, and explore the ancient world of Zorats Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Areni trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Areni takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jermuk, Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Vernashen, Geghhovit
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

8
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Sisian (Shaki Waterfall, Sisavank St John Church, & more), Goris (Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, & more) and Vorotan (Melik Tangi Bridge, Vorotnavank Monastery, & more). Spend the 19th (Sat) exploring nature at Arevik National Park.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tatev online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Areni to Tatev takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

8
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 (St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery) & Noratus Cemetery). On the 21st (Mon), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor. Make the 23rd (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matosavank Monastery.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip app .

Traveling by car from Tatev to Dilijan takes 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Dilijan are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

8
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Change things up with these side-trips from Alaverdi: Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala), Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits) and Kirants Monastery (in Acharkut). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, contemplate the waterfront views at Dzoraget River, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, and explore the ancient world of Lori Castle.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alaverdi day trip planner .

Drive from Dilijan to Alaverdi in 1.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Dilijan in January, with highs in Alaverdi at -3°C and lows at -15°C. You will leave for Gyumri on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

7
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyumri: Talin (Talin Cathedral & Caravanserai Ruins), Yereruyk Basilica (in Anipemza) and Gusanagyugh Fortress (in Gusanagyugh). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, explore the activities along Lake Arpi, get in on the family fun at Gyumri's Central Park, and explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gyumri road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Gyumri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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