15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

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15 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Aldie
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tatev
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Yerevan
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  18​h 30​min
End: Aldie

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Parz, make a trip to Sharambeyan Street, appreciate the history behind Dilijan Amphitheater, then delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Matosavank Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Dilijan trip maker website .

Aldie, USA to Dilijan is an approximately 20-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Aldie to Dilijan. Traveling from Aldie in January, expect Dilijan to be a bit cooler, temps between 34°F and 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goshavank Monastery, Kecharis Monastery
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Lake Parz ©
Lake Parz
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, explore the striking landscape at Mozrov Cave, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), explore the ancient world of Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Zorats Church, and finally do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory.

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Getting from Dilijan to Areni by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

2
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
On the 9th (Sat), stroll through Goris Rock Forest, then take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then get great views at Wings of Tatev, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer, then delve into the distant past at Aghitu Memorial, and finally make a trip to Kotrats Caravanserai.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tatev road trip tool .

Drive from Areni to Tatev in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Wings of Tatev
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings

6
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, and step into the grandiose world of Amberd Fortress.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Tatev to Yerevan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 34°F, while at night they dip to 20°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Geghard, Khor Virap, Garni Temple, Amberd Fortress
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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