8 days in Syunik Province Itinerary

8 days in Syunik Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Syunik Province trip planner

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Tatev
— 1 night
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Meghri
— 1 night
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Kapan
— 2 nights
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Sisian
— 3 nights
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Tatev

— 1 night
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Aksel Bakunts Museum, then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tatev day trip planner.

Yerevan to Tatev is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Meghri.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Meghri

— 1 night
Meghri, is a town in southern Armenia, located in Syunik Province, near the border with Iran. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): make a trip to Meghri Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Surb Astvatsatsin Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sargis Basilica Church.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Meghri trip app.

You can drive from Tatev to Meghri in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kapan.

Things to do in Meghri

Historic Sites

Kapan

— 2 nights
Kapan, is a town in southeast Armenia and the capital of the Syunik Province. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Kapan Cultural Center, then explore the historical opulence of Halidzor Fortress, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Vahanavank Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khustup, take an in-depth tour of Kapan History Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kapan trip planner.

Getting from Meghri to Kapan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Sisian.

Things to do in Kapan

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Sisian

— 3 nights
Sisian, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Vorotnavank Monastery and Aghitu Memorial. Go for a jaunt from Sisian to Tsghuk to see Spandaryan Water Reservoir about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Ughtassar Petroglyphs, delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), take an in-depth tour of History Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sisian online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kapan to Sisian by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Sisian

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Syunik Province travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Geologic Formations
Syunik Province has a mountainous landscape and a wealth of historical attractions. With prehistoric archaeological sites, medieval fortresses, and remote monasteries to discover, vacations in Syunik Province offer a perspective on ancient Armenia, uncluttered by many of the trappings of modern tourism. The same goes for the landscape here, with the remote and vast province left wild and abundant. A number of wildlife sanctuaries protect populations of bears, leopards, and many more rare species, and the mountainous terrain consists of forested valleys and impressive snowy peaks, ripe for exploration.