12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Areni
— 1 night
2
Sisian
— 3 nights
3
Alaverdi
— 1 night
4
Dilijan
— 2 nights
5
Yerevan
— 4 nights

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Areni 1 Cave Scentific - Research Foundation, and finally do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Areni trip builder website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Areni is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sisian.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Areni 1 Cave Scentific - Research Foundation ©

3
nights
Sisian

Sisian
Sisian, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Step out of the city life by going to Jermuk Waterfall and Dolphin Lake. Visit Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) and Zorats Karer for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sisian: Tatev Monastery (in Tatev), Wings of Tatev (in Halidzor) and Jermuk (Gndevank Monastery, Hot Springs, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Ughtassar Petroglyphs, and explore the ancient world of Aghitu Memorial.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sisian tour app.

Drive from Areni to Sisian in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Sisian

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Jermuk, Syunik Province, Tatev Monastery
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Shaki Waterfall
Shaki Waterfall
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall

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night
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 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, thentake an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Ardvi Monastery.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Alaverdi trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sisian to Alaverdi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Armenia Standard Time (AMT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Alaverdi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Ardvi Monastery
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Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Ardvi Monastery ©
Ardvi Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, make a trip to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Dilijan National Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dilijan travel route tool.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alaverdi in August; daily highs in Dilijan reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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.
Family-friendly places like Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Megerian Carpet Museum will thrill your kids. Get some cultural insight at Cafesjian Center for the Arts and Armenian Genocide Museum. The adventure continues: Head underground at Master Levon's Divine Underground, see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, make a trip to Republic Square, and appreciate the history behind Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip planning website.

Getting from Dilijan to Yerevan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Parks Wineries

Side Trip

Master Levon's Divine Underground
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Master Levon's Divine Underground ©
Master Levon's Divine Underground
Megerian Carpet Museum ©
Megerian Carpet Museum

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