8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
1
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 25th (Wed), 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 take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), 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.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Areni itinerary builder site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Areni is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

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

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 27th (Fri): make a trip to Goshavank Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, and finally look for gifts at Wine Store Tsaghkadzor. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Matosavank Monastery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dilijan National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dilijan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Areni to Dilijan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Goshavank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

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.
Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Garni Temple (in Garni) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). There's lots more to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and don't miss a visit to Republic Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yerevan trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Dilijan to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Yerevan are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple, Khor Virap, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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