9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

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9 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Lake Sevan
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  29​h
End: Houston

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Sevan.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lake Sevan trip planner.

Houston, USA to Lake Sevan is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Houston to Lake Sevan is 10 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites
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Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

4
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.
Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Garni Temple (in Garni). Dedicate the 6th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, don't miss a visit to The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip planner .

You can drive from Lake Sevan to Yerevan in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In August in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 95°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap, Garni Temple
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

1
night
Tatev

Tatev ©
On the 10th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, and then explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge).

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tatev day trip planner .

Getting from Yerevan to Tatev by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tatev

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wings of Tatev
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Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge)
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev

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