8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Manama
+2
Fly + bus + train:  11​h
1
Dilijan
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Manama

1
night
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 7th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and finally make a trip to Goshavank Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dilijan National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dilijan tour planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Dilijan is an approximately 11-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manama to Dilijan. While traveling from Manama, expect little chillier days and cooler nights in Dilijan, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

1
night
Tatev

Tatev ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get great views at Wings of Tatev, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and finally delve into the distant past at Kotrats Caravanserai.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tatev trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Tatev takes 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wings of Tatev, Kotrats Caravanserai
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Kotrats Caravanserai ©
Kotrats Caravanserai
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mozrov Cave.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Areni route planner.

You can drive from Tatev to Areni in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mozrov Cave
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church

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.
Let the collections at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and History Museum of Armenia capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Monastery of Geghard and Northern Avenue Pedestrian Street. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Garni Temple (in Garni) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, appreciate the history behind Charent's Arch, and see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Yerevan trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Areni to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Yerevan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

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