12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Yerevan
— 7 nights
Drive
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Areni
— 1 night
Drive
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Tatev
— 2 nights
Drive
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Hayravank
— 1 night
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Yerevan

— 7 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Cafesjian Center for the Arts. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Garni Temple (in Garni). There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, don't miss a visit to Republic Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Yerevan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Yerevan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Dubai in April, expect Yerevan to be colder, temps between 23°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 8:

Areni

— 1 night
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Areni road trip planning site.

Drive from Yerevan to Areni in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Tatev

— 2 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 10th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest, and then steep yourself in history at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Tatev trip planner.

Drive from Areni to Tatev in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Hayravank.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 11:

Hayravank

— 1 night
The quiet lakeside village of Hayravank brings in visitors with its small and historic monastery, one of the province's key cultural highlights.
On the 12th (Tue), kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hayravank trip planning website.

You can drive from Tatev to Hayravank in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In April in Hayravank, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Hayravank

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

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.