8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  5​h
1
Hayravank
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Alaverdi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Jermuk
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

few
hours
Hayravank

Hayravank ©
The quiet lakeside village of Hayravank brings in visitors with its small and historic monastery, one of the province's key cultural highlights.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Noratus Cemetery and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hayravank trip tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hayravank is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dubai in September: highs in Hayravank hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Hayravank

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Noratus Cemetery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

1
night
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. On the 20th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, delve into the distant past at Kayan Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then delve into the distant past at Sanahin Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi road trip planning tool .

Drive from Hayravank to Alaverdi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Armenia Time (AMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Hayravank in September, things will get a bit cooler in Alaverdi: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums
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Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum
Sanahin Bridge ©
Sanahin Bridge
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

1
day
Jermuk

Jermuk
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 (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery, then admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Arpa River.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Jermuk trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Jermuk in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT) is 1 hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Jermuk

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery
Dolphin Lake ©
Dolphin Lake

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, then delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then snap pictures at Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge, and finally make a trip to Old Khndzoresk. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then make a trip to Vorotnavank Monastery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

To see ratings and tourist information, read our Goris online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Goris takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Goris

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sisian, Tatev, Vorotnavank Monastery, Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge, Old Khndzoresk
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Old Khndzoresk ©
Old Khndzoresk
Vorotnavank Monastery ©
Vorotnavank Monastery

3
nights
Vagharshapat

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vagharshapat: Yerevan (Charles Aznavour Square, Erebuni Town-Fortress, & more).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Vagharshapat road trip planner .

Drive from Goris to Vagharshapat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Vagharshapat can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

Yerevan
Highlights from your plan
Walking tours
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church ©
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church
Swan Lake ©
Swan Lake

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