9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

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9 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Vagharshapat
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Jermuk
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Brussels

1
day
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
On the 8th (Wed), make a trip to Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, get engrossed in the history at National Art Gallery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, then don't miss a visit to Echmiadzin Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots.

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Brussels, Belgium to Vagharshapat is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Vagharshapat is 3 hours. When traveling from Brussels in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Vagharshapat: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yerevan
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2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 9th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, and finally delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge). Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Goris online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Vagharshapat to Goris in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Goris

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sisian, Tatev Monastery, Old Khndzoresk
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Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Shaki Waterfall
Shaki Waterfall

1
night
Jermuk

Jermuk ©
Known as the source of much of the country's mineral water, the mountain spa town of Jermuk in truth quenches visitors' thirsts for much more besides.
On the 11th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Arpa River, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, and finally steep yourself in history at Gndevank Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Goris to Jermuk takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Jermuk

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery
Arpa River ©
Arpa River
Dolphin Lake ©
Dolphin Lake

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 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, then kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, then explore the activities along Lake Parz, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park.

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

You can drive from Jermuk to Dilijan in 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kecharis Monastery, Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

2
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, delve into the distant past at Sanahin Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Alaverdi trip planner .

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. In August, Alaverdi is little chillier than Dilijan - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hnevank Monastery, Kobayr Monastery, Akhtala Monastery
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Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery
Hnevank Monastery ©
Hnevank Monastery
Sanahin Bridge ©
Sanahin Bridge

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