8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Geghard
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

1
night
Geghard

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Havuts Tar Monastery, steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Geghard is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. When traveling from Dubai in August, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Geghard: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Geghard

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garni
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Havuts Tar Monastery ©
Havuts Tar Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, make a trip to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, then don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try your luck at Royale Entertainment Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, then stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers.

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Drive from Geghard to Dilijan in 2 hours. In August in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, and finally learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Areni planner .

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Areni

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat
Get out of town with these interesting Vagharshapat side-trips: Yerevan (Vernissage Market, Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, & more) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat).

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Vagharshapat trip planner .

Getting from Areni to Vagharshapat by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Yerevan, Khor Virap
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Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

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