9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

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9 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
bus + Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Yerevan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Sisian
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Jerusalem

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 7th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Hripsime Church, then delve into the distant past at Khor Virap, then examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and finally don't miss a visit to Republic Square.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip maker site .

Jerusalem, Israel to Yerevan is an approximately 7-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Armenia Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, Yerevan is a bit cooler than Jerusalem - with highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sisian.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Khor Virap, The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple
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1
night
Sisian

Sisian ©
Sisian, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), don't miss a visit to Aghitu Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, then explore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, and finally admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sisian trip planner .

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Sisian takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Sisian

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Church of St. Garabed in Tolors
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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Shaki Waterfall
Shaki Waterfall
Zorats Karer ©
Zorats Karer

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 (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hayravank Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Dilijan Amphitheater, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Matosavank Monastery. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dilijan online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Sisian to Dilijan in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hayravank Monastery, Kecharis Monastery
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Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Matosavank Monastery ©
Matosavank Monastery

2
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. On the 13th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then delve into the distant past at Hnevank Monastery, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dzoraget River. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Sanahin Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alaverdi trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Dilijan to Alaverdi in 1.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi. Traveling from Dilijan in April, things will get slightly colder in Alaverdi: highs are around 17°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Akhtala Monastery, Hnevank Monastery, Dzoraget River
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum

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