8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia attractions 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 23rd (Tue), see the interesting displays at Megerian Carpet Museum, stroll around Lovers' Park, then get a taste of the local shopping with Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Armenia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Katoghike Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Echmiadzin Monastery, delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gayane Church, then admire the striking features of Charles Aznavour Square, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Dalan Art Gallery.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Yerevan planner.

Oslo, Norway to Yerevan is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Armenia Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Oslo in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Yerevan, with highs around 54°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

Goris

— 2 nights
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 25th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Sisavank St John Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, then delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally step into the grandiose world of Vorotnaberd Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then make a trip to Old Khndzoresk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge).

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Goris trip planning tool.

Getting from Yerevan to Goris by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Jermuk Art Gallery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Jermuk online holiday builder.

Getting from Goris to Jermuk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature · Parks · 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 28th (Sun): appreciate the history behind 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dilijan online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Dilijan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 32°F. On the 29th (Mon), 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.