8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Garni
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

1
night
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Garni day trip app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Garni is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. While traveling from Dubai, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Garni, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, Azat Reservoir
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Garni Gorge ©
Garni 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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, explore the world behind art at The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, and finally look for gifts at Wine Store Tsaghkadzor. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dilijan vacation maker tool .

Traveling by car from Garni to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Mozrov Cave, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, learn about winemaking at Hin Areni Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Areni driving holiday planner.

Drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Areni

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Yeghegnadzor
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat
Do some cultural sightseeing at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Armenian Genocide Museum. Arev Art Gallery and Gala Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Vagharshapat: Yerevan (Vernissage Market, Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, & more) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat).

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vagharshapat trip planner .

Getting from Areni to Vagharshapat by car takes about 2 hours. June in Vagharshapat sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yerevan, Khor Virap
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Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

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