11 days in Armenia Itinerary

11 days in Armenia Itinerary

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11 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Yerevan
— 5 nights
End: Yerevan

1
night
Tatev

Tatev
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and then make a trip to Goris Rock Forest.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Tatev trip itinerary maker app .

Yerevan to Tatev is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goris, Wings of Tatev
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Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and finally do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Areni road trip planning website .

You can drive from Tatev to Areni in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

3
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 out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Tsakhkadzor (Leonid Yengibarov Monument, Kecharis Monastery, & more), Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park, don't miss a visit to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and delve into the distant past at Matosavank Monastery.

To find photos and tourist information, you can read our Dilijan attractions planning app .

You can drive from Areni to Dilijan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Noratus Cemetery, Monastery Sevanavank, Goshavank Monastery
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

5
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Garni Temple (in Garni). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Walking tours
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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