8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Beirut

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass). On your second day here, Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then Head underground at Mozrov Cave, and finally do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Areni route planner .

Beirut, Lebanon to Areni is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT) is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Yeghegnadzor, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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.
On the 14th (Fri), try your luck at Royale Entertainment Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Areni to Dilijan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Dilijan are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Casinos

Side Trips

Royale Entertainment Center, Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park

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.
Head to Vernissage Market and Gala Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, admire the masterpieces at Ardean, take in the exciting artwork at Albert & Tove Boyajian Gallery, and examine the collection at Parajanov Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Yerevan journey planning tool .

You can drive from Dilijan to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Shopping Parks
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Armenian Genocide Museum
Armenian Genocide Museum

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