8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
1
Alaverdi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

1
night
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi day trip planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Alaverdi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Alaverdi. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in June: high temperatures in Alaverdi hover around 28°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akhtala Monastery, Kobayr Monastery
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Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Noratus Cemetery and Hayravank Monastery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kecharis Monastery and Matosavank Monastery. Take a break from Dilijan with a short trip to Saint Harutyun Church in Tsakhkadzor, about 56 minutes away. Make the 19th (Tue) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Parz, make a trip to Goshavank Monastery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sargis Chapel.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip app .

Drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 1.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Alaverdi in June, things will get a bit warmer in Dilijan: highs are around 36°C and lows about 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gosh, Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery, Noratus Cemetery
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Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Matosavank Monastery ©
Matosavank Monastery

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Saint Hripsime Church. Get some cultural insight at The Monastery of Geghard and Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. Get out of town with these interesting Vagharshapat side-trips: Garni Temple (in Garni), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Yerevan (Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, Alexander Tamanyan Statue, & more).

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vagharshapat travel planner .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Vagharshapat takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Vagharshapat are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

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

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