11 days in Tsakhkadzor & Garni Itinerary

11 days in Tsakhkadzor & Garni Itinerary

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Tsakhkadzor
— 2 nights
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Garni
— 8 nights

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Tsakhkadzor

— 2 nights
Tsakhkadzor serves as a mountain retreat for the well-off Armenians, offering pristine ski slopes throughout the winter season and plenty of fresh air and a refuge from the heat in the spring and summer.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Bjni Church, explore the historical opulence of Bjni Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Saint Harutyun Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, then try to win big at Royale Entertainment Center, then stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tsakhkadzor tour builder site.

Dilijan to Tsakhkadzor is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and train. July in Tsakhkadzor sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Garni.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Casinos · Shopping

Side Trip

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Garni

— 8 nights
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. You've now added Garni Gorge to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Basaltic Organ and Tanahati Monastery. Step out of the city life by going to Armaghan Mountain and Master Levon's Divine Underground. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Garni: Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan), Vernashen (Spitakavor Monastery & Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation) and Tsakhats Kar Monastery (in Yeghegis). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Kakavaberd Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Hovhannes Church, and delve into the distant past at Amenaprkich Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Garni itinerary builder site.

Getting from Tsakhkadzor to Garni by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Garni, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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