9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

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9 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly + Drive:  11​h 30​min
1
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Cairo

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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sargis Chapel, explore the world behind art at The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, then delve into the distant past at Matosavank Monastery, and finally stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dilijan visit website .

Cairo, Egypt to Dilijan is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in December, things will get much colder in Dilijan: highs are around 3°C and lows about -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint Sargis Chapel, Wine Store Tsaghkadzor
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Jukhtakvank Monastery ©
Jukhtakvank Monastery
Matosavank Monastery ©
Matosavank Monastery

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, do a tasting at Hin Areni Winery, learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, then Head underground at Mozrov Cave, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Areni journey planner.

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Mozrov Cave
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave
Areni Wine Factory ©
Areni Wine Factory

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, and finally contemplate the long history of Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Vorotnaberd Fortress, then take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and then delve into the distant past at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goris trip planner .

Getting from Areni to Goris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Syunik Province, Sisian, Vorotnaberd Fortress, Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge)
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Old Khndzoresk ©
Old Khndzoresk
Shaki Waterfall ©
Shaki Waterfall

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Garni Gorge and Wine Tours & Tastings. Take a break from Yerevan with a short trip to Echmiadzin Monastery in Vagharshapat, about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Charles Aznavour Square, delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, pause for some photo ops at Alexander Tamanyan Statue, and don't miss a visit to Martiros Saryan House Museum.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Yerevan day trip website .

Traveling by car from Goris to Yerevan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Charles Aznavour Square ©
Charles Aznavour Square

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