60 days in Armenia Itinerary

60 days in Armenia Itinerary

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60 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Yerevan
— 13 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Goris
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Jermuk
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Geghhovit
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Noratus
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dilijan
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Alaverdi
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Gyumri
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Charlotte

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Garni Gorge and Basaltic Organ. Get some cultural insight at The Monastery of Geghard and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Garni (Havuts Tar Monastery, Garni Temple, & more), Vagharshapat (Saint Gayane Church, Shoghakat Church, & more) and Byurakan (Vahramashen Church, Amberd Fortress, & more). Dedicate the 27th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Khor Virap, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saghmosavank Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, and make a trip to Hovhannavank Monastery.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Yerevan trip itinerary planning site .

Charlotte, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Charlotte to Yerevan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Charlotte in February: high temperatures in Yerevan hover around 46°F and lows are around 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Byurakan, Ashtarak, Saghmosavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

6
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and Tatev Monastery. Get outdoors at Ughtassar Petroglyphs and Goris Rock Forest. Explore Goris' surroundings by going to Melik Tangi Bridge (in Vorotan), Church of St. Garabed in Tolors (in Tolors) and Sisian (Aghitu Memorial, Shaki Waterfall, & more). Spend the 13th (Wed) exploring nature at Arevik National Park. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sargis Basilica Church, steep yourself in history at Surb Astvatsatsin Church, get engrossed in the history at Kapan History Museum, and make a trip to Halidzor Fortress.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Goris road trip planning tool .

Drive from Yerevan to Goris in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Jermuk.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Kapan, Syunik Province, Meghri, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

7
nights
Jermuk

Jermuk ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jermuk Waterfall and Noravank Gorge. Get outdoors at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave and Dolphin Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Martiros Church (in Martiros), Areni (St. Astvatsatsin Church, Noravank Monastery, & more) and Yeghegnadzor (Mozrov Cave, Vayots Dzor History Museum, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tanahati Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Arpa River, delve into the distant past at Arates Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Jermuk itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Goris to Jermuk takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Geghhovit on the 20th (Wed).

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Areni, Yeghegnadzor, Vernashen, Tanahati Karmir Monastery, Surp Sion Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

6
nights
Geghhovit

Geghhovit ©
Escape the urban bustle at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) and Armaghan Mountain. Step off the beaten path and head to Khosrov Forest State Reserve and Zorats Church. Explore Geghhovit's surroundings by going to Yeghegis (Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, Smbataberd Fortress, & more), Makenis Monastery (in Makenis) and Odzaberd Fortress (in Tsovinar).

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Geghhovit trip maker site .

Getting from Jermuk to Geghhovit by car takes about 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 57°F, and evening lows to 34°F. You'll set off for Noratus on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Geghhovit

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Selim Caravanserai, Khosrov Forest State Reserve, Makenis Monastery, Odzaberd Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Makenis Monastery ©
Makenis Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery

6
nights
Noratus

Noratus ©
Noratus is a major and historical village in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia, near the town of Gavar. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Noratus Cemetery and St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Noratus holiday maker site .

Getting from Geghhovit to Noratus by car takes about an hour. March in Noratus sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 34°F at night. You will leave for Dilijan on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Noratus

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hayravank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dilijan National Park and Kecharis Monastery. Get in touch with nature at Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor and Anapat Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dilijan: Ijevan (Lastiver Cave & Makaravank Monastery), Saint Sargis Chapel (in Gosh) and Tsakhkadzor (Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, Saint Harutyun Church, & more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the mystery of Matosavank Monastery, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, don't miss a visit to Sharambeyan Street, and contemplate the long history of Dilijan Amphitheater.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Dilijan day trip tool .

Getting from Noratus to Dilijan by car takes about 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Dilijan are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Yenokavan, Gosh, Ijevan, Nor Varagavank Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

7
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Get some cultural insight at Akhtala Monastery and Kobayr Monastery. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Monastery of Sanahin and Hnevank Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Alaverdi side-trips: Dsegh (The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory & Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum), Great Patriotic War Memorial (in Koghb) and Mshkavank Monastery (in Noyemberyan). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, explore the activities along Dzoraget River, delve into the distant past at Lori Castle, and snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Dilijan to Alaverdi takes 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi. In April, Alaverdi is a bit cooler than Dilijan - with highs of 58°F and lows of 33°F. On the 14th (Sun), you'll travel to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

6
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Marmashen Monastery and Lmbatavank Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Mount Aragats and Lake Arpi. Change things up with these side-trips from Gyumri: Arakelots Monastery (in Acharkut), Talin Cathedral (in Talin) and Dashtadem Fortress (in Dashtadem). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Mastara Church, admire the masterpieces at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, see the interesting displays at Shiraz House Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Mher Mkrtchyan Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyumri route app .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Gyumri in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in April, and nighttime lows around 33°F. On the 20th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Shirak Province, Zorakert, Mount Aragats, Talin Cathedral, Arakelots Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Arakelots Monastery ©
Arakelots Monastery

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