53 days in Armenia Itinerary

53 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia trip planner

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Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Tatev
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Tatev
— 5 nights
Drive
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Jermuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Areni
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gyumri
— 5 nights
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Yerevan
— 28 nights
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Tatev

— 5 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Get out of town with these interesting Tatev side-trips: Sisian (Shaki Waterfall, Zorats Karer, &more), Goris (Goris Crochet, Aksel Bakunts Museum, &more) and Vorotnavank Monastery (in Vorotan). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, and get engrossed in the history at Kapan History Museum.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Tatev trip maker.

Hyderabad, India to Tatev is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Jermuk

— 4 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jermuk: Spandaryan Water Reservoir (in Tsghuk), Makenis Monastery (in Makenis) and Vanevan Monastery (in Artsvanist). There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Jermuk Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery, relax and rejuvenate at Armenia Health Spa, and pause for some photo ops at Jermuk Deer Monument.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jermuk online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tatev to Jermuk in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Areni

— 5 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Get out of town with these interesting Areni side-trips: Selim Caravanserai (in Aghnjadzor), Vernashen (Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation & Spitakavor Monastery) and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Vayots Dzor History Museum, explore the ancient world of Arates Monastery, and learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory.

Planning Areni trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jermuk to Areni in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Dilijan

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus), Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan) and Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, explore the ancient world of Tezharuyk Monastery, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Parz.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Dilijan attractions planning website.

Drive from Areni to Dilijan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Gyumri.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Gyumri

— 5 nights
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Explore Gyumri's surroundings by going to Lmbatavank Church (in Artik), Haghpat Monastery (in Haghpat) and Zorakert (Zorakert Mosque & Muslim Cemetery). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marmashen Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, and view the masterpieces at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gyumri sightseeing tool.

Getting from Dilijan to Gyumri by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Dilijan to Gyumri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dilijan in January, expect Gyumri to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to take a shuttle to Yerevan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yerevan

— 28 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.
Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan), Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). Dedicate the 5th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Cafesjian Center for the Arts, examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, take in the spiritual surroundings of Echmiadzin Monastery, and hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Yerevan trip itinerary site.

Getting from Gyumri to Yerevan by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Gyumri in January, things will get a bit warmer in Yerevan: highs are around 1°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · 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.