8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Milan

3
nights
Yerevan

Yerevan ©
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.
Appreciate the collections at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Armenian Genocide Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Monastery of Geghard and Armenia Wine. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Garni Temple (in Garni). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Hripsime Church, delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gayane Church.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan online tour itinerary planner .

Milan, Italy to Yerevan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Armenia Time (AMT) is 3 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Ararat Province, Van Ardi Winery, The Monastery of Geghard
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

1
night
Tatev

Tatev ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), then get great views at Wings of Tatev, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tatev online day trip planner .

Getting from Yerevan to Tatev by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, Wings of Tatev
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Bgheno-Noravank Monastery ©
Bgheno-Noravank Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Vayots Dzor History Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Mozrov Cave, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, and finally learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Areni trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Tatev to Areni in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yeghegnadzor
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church
Areni Wine Factory ©
Areni Wine Factory

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dilijan travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Areni to Dilijan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. April in Dilijan sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hayravank Monastery, Goshavank Monastery, Kecharis Monastery
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

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