9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

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9 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Tehran
Fly + Drive:  8​h 30​min
1
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Fly + subway:  6​h
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Matosavank Monastery and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dilijan National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Dilijan trip itinerary builder .

Tehran, Iran to Dilijan is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of subway, flight, and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Tehran in February, things will get little chillier in Dilijan: highs are around 9°C and lows about -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monastery Sevanavank, Kecharis Monastery, Goshavank Monastery
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 25th (Tue), take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass). Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Smbataberd Fortress, then see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Areni road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

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 Khor Virap (in Lusarat), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Garni Temple (in Garni). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Yerevan planner .

You can drive from Areni to Yerevan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. February in Yerevan sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Khor Virap, Garni Temple, The Monastery of Geghard
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

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