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:  45​min
2
Tsakhkadzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Goris
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Ararat Province
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Yerevan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Yell Extreme Park, St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery) and Saint Sargis Chapel. On the 27th (Thu), whizz through the canopy at Yell Extreme Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sargis Chapel, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery).

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hayravank trip maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Hayravank is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Hayravank to be much colder, temps between 3°C and -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tsakhkadzor.

Things to do in Hayravank

Adventure Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Yell Extreme Park, St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), Saint Sargis Chapel
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Yell Extreme Park ©
Yell Extreme Park
Saint Sargis Chapel ©
Saint Sargis Chapel

2
nights
Tsakhkadzor

Tsakhkadzor ©
Tsakhkadzor serves as a mountain retreat for the well-off Armenians, offering pristine ski slopes throughout the winter season and plenty of fresh air and a refuge from the heat in the spring and summer.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, then try to win big at Royale Entertainment Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tsakhkadzor trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Hayravank to Tsakhkadzor takes an hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Goris.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

Parks Outdoors Winter Sports

Side Trip

The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan
Highlights from your plan
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers ©
Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers

1
night
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris and then take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Goris itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Tsakhkadzor to Goris in 4 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Goris

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

2
nights
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, then take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, and then immerse yourself in nature at Khosrov Forest State Reserve.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ararat Province road trip planning site .

You can drive from Goris to Ararat Province in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Areni
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Khosrov Forest State Reserve ©
Khosrov Forest State Reserve
Areni Wine Factory ©
Areni Wine Factory

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard, then examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, then examine the collection at Parajanov Museum, and finally hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Yerevan Zoo, then look for gifts at Ardean, and then examine the collection at History Museum of Armenia.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yerevan visit planner .

Traveling by car from Ararat Province to Yerevan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. January in Yerevan sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Monastery of Geghard
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
History Museum of Armenia ©
History Museum of Armenia

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