8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  12​h
1
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cairo

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 30th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and finally learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Areni driving holiday planning tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Areni is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Armenia Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Matosavank Monastery and then delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dilijan trip planner .

You can drive from Areni to Dilijan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Dilijan are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monastery Sevanavank, Kecharis Monastery, Goshavank Monastery
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Garni Temple (in Garni), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Armenian Genocide Museum, and browse the exhibits of Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Yerevan vacation app .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Walking tours
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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