7 days in Armenia Itinerary

7 days in Armenia Itinerary

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7 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Beirut
+2
Fly + bus + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Beirut

2
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, then kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Dilijan holiday planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Dilijan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Dilijan is 2 hours. Traveling from Beirut in August, Dilijan is little chillier at night with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hayravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Goshavank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and finally Head underground at Mozrov Cave.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Areni sightseeing tool .

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mozrov Cave
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vernissage Market and Northern Avenue Pedestrian Street. Visit The Monastery of Geghard and Khor Virap for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Yerevan to Garni to see Garni Temple about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, and get great views at Charent's Arch.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Yerevan online trip builder .

You can drive from Areni to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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