8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Baghdad
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Sevan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Baghdad

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Vayots Dzor History Museum, examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, pause for some serene contemplation at Tanahati Monastery, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Zorats Church, and finally take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Areni day trip planning tool .

Baghdad, Iraq to Areni is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Armenia Time is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yeghegnadzor, Yeghegis, Vernashen, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

1
night
Tatev

Tatev ©
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), then take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tatev online tour planner .

Getting from Areni to Tatev by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, Wings of Tatev
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge)

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat) and Garni Temple (in Garni). The adventure continues: indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, explore the ancient world of Khor Virap, and see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Yerevan online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Tatev to Yerevan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Sevan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Garni, Vagharshapat, Khor Virap, The Monastery of Geghard
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

1
night
Sevan

Sevan ©
On the 7th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, then admire the striking features of Saint Harutyun Church, and finally make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sevan online vacation planner .

You can drive from Yerevan to Sevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September in Sevan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery
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Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery

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