9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

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9 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Alaverdi
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Yeghegnadzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Muscat

1
day
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghpatavank, then steep yourself in history at Kayan Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Alaverdi online travel planner .

Muscat, Oman to Alaverdi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Muscat in April, things will get colder in Alaverdi: highs are around 17°C and lows about 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums
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Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum
Kayan Fortress ©
Kayan Fortress

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Dilijan National Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alaverdi in April, with highs in Dilijan at 23°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yeghegnadzor.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hayravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Kecharis Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

2
nights
Yeghegnadzor

Yeghegnadzor ©
Yeghegnadzor, is a town in Armenia and the capital of the Vayots Dzor Province. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tanahati Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, delve into the distant past at Zorats Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass).

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Yeghegnadzor day trip planner .

You can drive from Dilijan to Yeghegnadzor in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Yeghegnadzor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Areni, Yeghegis, Tanahati Monastery, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery

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.
Kids will enjoy Yerevan Zoo and National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. Yerevan Brandy Factory and Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, walk around Lovers' Park, sample the fine beverages at Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory, and don't miss a visit to Erebuni Town-Fortress.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yerevan trip planner.

Drive from Yeghegnadzor to Yerevan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Spas
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church ©
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church
Megerian Carpet Museum ©
Megerian Carpet Museum

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