15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Sevan
— 3 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 15 min
4
Yerevan
— 6 nights
Fly:  10 h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Vagharshapat is most populous town in the Armavir Province of Armenia, located about 18km west of the capital Yerevan, and 10km north of the closed Turkish-Armenian border. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Amberd Fortress and Saint Hripsime Church. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Ziarat Yazidi Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Vagharshapat: Saint Mariane Church (in Ashtarak) and National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle (in Araks). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Echmiadzin Monastery, view the masterpieces at Machanents Tourism And Art, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gayane Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shoghakat Church.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Vagharshapat is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Stockholm in June, you will find days in Vagharshapat are much hotter (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Oshakan, Saint Mariane Church, Amberd Fortress, Ziarat Yazidi Temple, National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle
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Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Saint Hripsime Church ©
Saint Hripsime Church

2
nights
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 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, then take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Kayan Fortress. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Sanahin Bridge, pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, then make a trip to Khorakert Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at Khuchapi Monastery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Alaverdi online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Vagharshapat to Alaverdi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. The time zone changes from Armenia Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Vagharshapat in June; daily highs in Alaverdi reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sevan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Akhtala Monastery, Khorakert Monastery, Khuchapi Monastery
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

3
nights
Sevan

Sevan
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Noratus Cemetery and Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers. Explore hidden gems such as Goshavank Monastery and Kecharis Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sevan: St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery) (in Noratus), Saint Sargis Chapel (in Gosh) and Dilijan (Haghartsin Monastery & Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino).

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Sevan road trip planning tool.

Getting from Alaverdi to Sevan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Armenia Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Alaverdi in June, expect Sevan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can catch the shuttle to Yerevan.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Noratus, Gosh, Dilijan, Odzaberd Fortress
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Saint Sarkis Cathedral and Charles Aznavour Square. The Monastery of Geghard and Noravank Monastery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Garni Temple (in Garni) and St. Astvatsatsin Church (in Areni). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, get engrossed in the history at Yerevan History Museum, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katoghike Church.

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You can take a shuttle from Sevan to Yerevan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Areni, The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church ©
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

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