8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Drive:  30​min
1
Vagharshapat
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Geghard
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Gyumri

2
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Head to Vernissage Market and Arev Art Galleryfor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Khor Virap and Golden Grape Armas Estate. Venture out of the city with trips to Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan) and Yerevan (Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, Nur Art Gallery, & more).

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vagharshapat tour itinerary builder website .

Yerevan to Vagharshapat is an approximately half hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Vagharshapat can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Shopping Wineries

Side Trips

Yerevan, Ararat Province, Golden Grape Armas Estate
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Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Zorats Church, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, then learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, step into the grandiose world of Smbataberd Fortress, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tanahati Monastery, then examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Areni trip planner .

You can drive from Vagharshapat to Areni in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Vernashen, Old Bridge Winery
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
Zorats Church ©
Zorats Church

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 29th (Mon), look for gifts at Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, then try to win big at Royale Entertainment Center, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tezharuyk Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Dilijan vacation builder app .

Traveling by car from Areni to Dilijan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Geghard.

Things to do in Dilijan

Fun & Games Casinos Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Monastery Sevanavank, Goshavank Monastery, Hayravank Monastery, Tezharuyk Monastery
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

1
night
Geghard

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the ancient world of Havuts Tar Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Geghard road trip planning website .

Drive from Dilijan to Geghard in 2 hours. July in Geghard sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Geghard

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garni
Highlights from your plan
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Havuts Tar Monastery ©
Havuts Tar Monastery

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