12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Yerevan
— 4 nights
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Jermuk
— 1 night
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Goris
— 1 night
Drive
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Areni
— 1 day
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Sevan
— 1 night
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Dilijan
— 1 night
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Alaverdi
— 1 night
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Yerevan

— 4 nights

Pink City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Garni Temple as well as Khor Virap. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Saghmosavank Monastery. Get some cultural insight at The Monastery of Geghard and Saint Hripsime Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Amenaprkich Church (in Garni), Saint Gayane Church (in Vagharshapat) and Armenia Wine (in Sasunik). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Ervand Kochar Museum, appreciate the history behind Charent's Arch, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and pause for some serene contemplation at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yerevan trip builder.

New Delhi, India to Yerevan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Yerevan. When traveling from New Delhi in September, plan for slightly colder days and cooler nights in Yerevan: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 16:

Jermuk

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Surp Sion Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Dolphin Lake.

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You can drive from Yerevan to Jermuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Goris

— 1 night
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, delve into the distant past at Aghitu Memorial, and then explore the ancient world of Kotrats Caravanserai. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then make a trip to Zorats Karer, then get engrossed in the history at Aksel Bakunts Museum, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

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Drive from Jermuk to Goris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:

Areni

— 1 day
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, then take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery.

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Traveling by car from Goris to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sevan.

Things to do in Areni

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Sevan

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Harutyun Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sevan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Areni to Sevan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 20:

Dilijan

— 1 night

Armenian Switzerland

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 21st (Mon): make a trip to Dilijan Amphitheater, delve into the distant past at Jukhtakvank Monastery, see the interesting displays at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sargis Chapel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Sevan to Dilijan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 21:

Alaverdi

— 1 night
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. You've now added Akhtala Monastery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Horomayri Monastery, contemplate the long history of Sanahin Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Kayan Fortress.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Alaverdi holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Alaverdi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dilijan in September, with highs in Alaverdi at 29°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 21 — 22:

Armenia travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.

Lake Sevan travel guide

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Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Churches
A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture. Tourism in Lake Sevan focuses on beach activities and water sports, hiking, and some of the most important religious sites in the country. A hilltop monastery yields sweeping views and an ancient cemetery, while numerous resorts, cabanas, and fish restaurants provide all the necessary amenities for a relaxing Lake Stevan holiday. Swim, wind surf, bike, hike, or take a boat trip far out on the expansive, serene waters surrounded by scenic mountain peaks.