8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Fly + Drive:  18​h 15​min
1
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  3​h 45​min
End: Tehran

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, don't miss a visit to Sharambeyan Street, then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and finally make a trip to Goshavank Monastery. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Dilijan trip planner .

Tehran, Iran to Dilijan is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tehran in April, with highs in Dilijan at 23°C and lows at 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hayravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Goshavank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
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 14th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, explore the fascinating underground world of Mozrov Cave, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Areni journey planner .

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mozrov Cave
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Areni Wine Factory ©
Areni Wine Factory
Mozrov Cave
Mozrov Cave

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.
Visiting Caucasus Mountains and Mount Aragats will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Garni (Garni Temple & Garni Gorge) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yerevan Zoo, make a trip to Republic Square, and pause for some photo ops at Alexander Tamanyan Statue.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yerevan road trip website .

You can drive from Areni to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni, Khor Virap, Mount Aragats, The Monastery of Geghard
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Caucasus Mountains ©
Caucasus Mountains
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats

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