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 Gardermoen Airport

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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 16th (Fri), examine the collection at Megerian Carpet Museum, stroll around Lovers' Park, take in the exciting artwork at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Armenia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Katoghike Church. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Echmiadzin Monastery, explore the ancient world of The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Gayane Church, then admire the striking features of Charles Aznavour Square, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Dalan Art Gallery.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan road trip planner.

Oslo, Norway to Yerevan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Oslo to Yerevan. 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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. On the 18th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Sisavank St John Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, then explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally explore the historical opulence of Vorotnaberd Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, and then explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge).

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Goris vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Goris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 20th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery, explore the activities along Dolphin Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, and finally view the masterpieces at Jermuk Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Jermuk trip planner.

Getting from Goris to Jermuk by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow 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 21st (Wed): appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Dilijan trip site.

Getting from Jermuk to Dilijan by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.