8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
1
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Lake Sevan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Yerevan

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Caucasus Mountains and Master Levon's Divine Underground. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Garni Temple (in Garni), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). Dedicate the 1st (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum, and make a trip to Republic Square.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan day trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Yerevan. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap, Garni Temple, Master Levon's Divine Underground
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Caucasus Mountains ©
Caucasus Mountains
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

1
night
Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan ©
A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), and finally explore the activities along Lake Sevan.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Lake Sevan trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Yerevan to Lake Sevan in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery)
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Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Mozrov Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, then explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and finally learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Areni planning site .

Traveling by car from Lake Sevan to Areni takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mozrov Cave
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave
Mozrov Cave
Mozrov Cave

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, then take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and finally admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, explore the striking landscape at Goris Rock Forest, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Goris route tool .

You can drive from Areni to Goris in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Goris

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tatev, Wings of Tatev, Shaki Waterfall
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Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Shaki Waterfall
Shaki Waterfall

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