8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Yerevan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Goris
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Jermuk
— 1 night
Drive
4
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive to Zvartnots International Airport, Fly to Oslo

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Yerevan

— 2 nights

Pink City

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.
On the 17th (Sat), examine the collection at Megerian Carpet Museum, stroll around Lovers' Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, then take an in-depth tour of National Gallery of Armenia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Katoghike Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Echmiadzin Monastery, make a trip to The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, make a trip to Saint Gayane Church, then admire the striking features of Charles Aznavour Square, and finally shop like a local with Dalan Art Gallery.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan travel route tool.

Oslo, Norway to Yerevan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Yerevan is 3 hours. When traveling from Oslo in July, plan for warmer days in Yerevan, with highs around 40°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Goris

— 2 nights
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Sisavank St John Church, then admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, then delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally explore the historical opulence of Vorotnaberd Fortress. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, make a trip to Old Khndzoresk, and then explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge).

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goris trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Goris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Jermuk

— 1 night
Known as the source of much of the country's mineral water, the mountain spa town of Jermuk in truth quenches visitors' thirsts for much more besides.
On the 21st (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery, then explore the activities along Dolphin Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Jermuk Art Gallery.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Jermuk tour planner.

Traveling by car from Goris to Jermuk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Jermuk

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Dilijan

— 2 nights

Armenian Switzerland

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 22nd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Leonid Yengibarov Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, and finally don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Dilijan holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Dilijan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Dilijan sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 23°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Armenia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.