15 days in Vagharshapat, Alaverdi & Sevan Itinerary

15 days in Vagharshapat, Alaverdi & Sevan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  11 h
1
Vagharshapat
— 5 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Alaverdi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Sevan
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  12 h
End: Stockholm

5
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Shoghakat Church and Karmravor Church. Explore Vagharshapat's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Aruch (in Aruch), Byurakan (Kari Lake & Vahramashen Church) and Araks (Sardarapat Memorial & National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Echmiadzin Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Hripsime Church, and take an in-depth tour of Alex and Marie Manoogian Treasury House Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Vagharshapat trip tool.

Stockholm, Sweden to Vagharshapat is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Armenia Standard Time is 3 hours. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for much hotter days and somewhat warmer nights in Vagharshapat: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Oshakan, Byurakan, Araks, Cathedral of Aruch, Karmravor Church
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Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery
Kari Lake ©
Kari Lake

4
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sanahin Bridge and Dzoraget River. Venture out of the city with trips to Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala), Dsegh (Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum & Kobayr Monastery) and Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, delve into the distant past at Hnevank Monastery, explore the fascinating underground world of Communist Caves, and steep yourself in history at Kayan Fortress.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi road trip site.

You can drive from Vagharshapat to Alaverdi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Traveling from Vagharshapat in June, expect Alaverdi to be a bit cooler, temps between 28°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Sevan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Akhtala Monastery, Hnevank Monastery, Church of St. Nicholas
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Dzoraget River ©
Dzoraget River
Sanahin Bridge ©
Sanahin Bridge

5
nights
Sevan

Sevan ©
Get in touch with nature at Armaghan Mountain and Anapat Cave. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) and Saint Sargis Chapel. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sevan: Haghartsin Monastery (in Dilijan), Yenokavan Canyon (in Yenokavan) and Lastiver Cave (in Ijevan).

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sevan online road trip planner.

Drive from Alaverdi to Sevan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alaverdi in June; daily highs in Sevan reach 36°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sevan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yenokavan, Tsakhkadzor, Saint Sargis Chapel, Haghartsin Monastery, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Armaghan Mountain ©
Armaghan Mountain

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