8 days in Iran & Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Iran & Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Iran & Armenia Itinerary

Start: Tehran, Iran
Drive:  4​h
1
Zanjan, Iran
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Jolfa, Iran
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tatev, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Yerevan, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Areni, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Goris, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
7
Tabriz, Iran
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
End: Tehran, Iran


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1
night
Zanjan, Iran

Zanjan ©
Zanjan is the capital of Zanjan Province in Iranian Azerbaijan. On the 22nd (Sun), Head underground at Katalekhor Cave, admire the striking features of Dome of Soltaniyeh (Soltaniyeh Cupola), and then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Oljaitu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hosseiniyeh Mosque and then explore the striking landscape at Behestan Castle.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zanjan online road trip planner .

Tehran to Zanjan is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also take a train. Traveling from Tehran in March, things will get little chillier in Zanjan: highs are around 15°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Jolfa.

Things to do in Zanjan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Soltaniyeh
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Katalekhor Cave ©
Katalekhor Cave
Hosseiniyeh Mosque ©
Hosseiniyeh Mosque

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night
Jolfa, Iran

Jolfa ©
Jolfa is a city in and capital of Jolfa County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Saint Stepanos Monastery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namaz Khaneh Choopan.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Jolfa road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Zanjan to Jolfa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In March, daily temperatures in Jolfa can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Jolfa

Historic Sites
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Saint Stepanos Monastery ©
Saint Stepanos Monastery

1
night
Tatev, Armenia

Tatev
For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tatev route planner .

Getting from Jolfa to Tatev by car takes about 5.5 hours. You'll set off for Yerevan on the 25th (Wed).

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

1
night
Yerevan, Armenia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Charles Aznavour Square, Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and The Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see a show at The Armenian National Academic Theater of Opera and Ballet named after Alexander Spendiaryan, then see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and then don't miss a visit to Charles Aznavour Square.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Yerevan trip app .

Traveling by car from Tatev to Yerevan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. You'll set off for Areni on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Nightlife

1
night
Areni, Armenia

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 15th (Wed), Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, and finally do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Areni online day trip planner .

You can drive from Yerevan to Areni in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 16th (Thu), you're off toGoris.

Things to do in Areni

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery

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night
Goris, Armenia

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 16th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Kotrats Caravanserai, take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum, then don't miss a visit to Goris Rock Forest, then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Goris itinerary site .

You can drive from Areni to Goris in 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Tabriz on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

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night
Tabriz, Iran

Tabriz ©
The historic city of Tabriz has come to be seen as a summer resort destination, on account of its temperate summers and interesting, attractive city center.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Tarbiat Street and then take in the views from Qari Bridges.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tabriz trip planner .

Traveling by car from Goris to Tabriz takes 6.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Tabriz can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tabriz

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Azerbaijan Museum ©
Azerbaijan Museum
Tarbiat Street ©
Tarbiat Street
Qari Bridges ©
Qari Bridges

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