15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Yerevan
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Cape Town

7
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Garni (Garni Temple & Charent's Arch), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Republic Square, explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Yerevan road trip planner.

Cape Town, South Africa to Yerevan is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, car, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Cape Town to Yerevan. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cape Town in December: high temperatures in Yerevan hover around 3°C and lows are around -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tatev.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Amberd Fortress, The Monastery of Geghard, Saghmosavank Monastery
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Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Walking tours

1
night
Tatev

Tatev ©
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tatev itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Yerevan to Tatev in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bgheno-Noravank Monastery
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge)
Bgheno-Noravank Monastery ©
Bgheno-Noravank Monastery

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, and finally Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), and then learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Areni driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Tatev to Areni in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Old Bridge Winery
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Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

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 13th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and then take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery, don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dilijan online travel route planner.

Getting from Areni to Dilijan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In December in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dilijan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sevan, Goshavank Monastery
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

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