9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

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9 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
+2
bus + train + Fly:  13​h
1
Garni
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ararat Province
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
night
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard, and then delve into the distant past at Havuts Tar Monastery.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Garni online trip itinerary builder .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Garni is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August: highs in Garni hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Monastery of Geghard
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Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Havuts Tar Monastery ©
Havuts Tar Monastery

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 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, make a trip to Goshavank Monastery, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: try to win big at Royale Entertainment Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, then stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dilijan trip tool .

You can drive from Garni to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tatev.

Things to do in Dilijan

Casinos Fun & Games Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Goshavank Monastery
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Royale Entertainment Center ©
Royale Entertainment Center
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

1
night
Tatev

Tatev ©
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), then take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tatev trip builder .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Tatev takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, Wings of Tatev
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge)

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, and finally take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Areni trip planning app .

Getting from Tatev to Areni by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Areni

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Areni Wine Factory ©
Areni Wine Factory

3
nights
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ararat Province: Yerevan (Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, History Museum of Armenia, & more) and Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Ararat Province trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Areni to Ararat Province by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Ararat Province can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yerevan, Echmiadzin Monastery
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Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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