18 days in Armenia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

18 days in Armenia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Dilijan, Armenia
— 3 nights
2
Alaverdi, Armenia
— 2 nights
3
Sheki, Azerbaijan
— 1 day
4
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
5
Goris, Armenia
— 2 nights
6
Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights

3
nights
Dilijan, Armenia

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.
Get some historical perspective at Goshavank Monastery and Saint Sargis Chapel. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hayravank Monastery and Kecharis Monastery. Explore Dilijan's surroundings by going to Wine Store Tsaghkadzor (in Tsakhkadzor), Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). There's lots more to do: take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park, explore the ancient world of Matosavank Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Dilijan tour builder site.

Toulouse, France to Dilijan is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Toulouse to Dilijan due to the time zone difference. In April in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Gosh, Noratus Cemetery, Hayravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

2
nights
Alaverdi, Armenia

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 6th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Haghpat Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Horomayri Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, contemplate the long history of Sanahin Bridge, delve into the distant past at Hnevank Monastery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church.

Plan my day in Alaverdi using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Dilijan to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. In April, Alaverdi is slightly colder than Dilijan - with highs of 17°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sheki.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Hnevank Monastery, Akhtala Monastery, Haghpat Monastery, Kobayr Monastery
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

1
day
Sheki, Azerbaijan

Sheki ©
Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Sheki online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Alaverdi to Sheki by car takes about 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Alaverdi to Sheki is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Alaverdi in April, with highs in Sheki at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress ©
Sheki Fortress

5
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gobustan State Reserve and Museum of Miniature Books. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dreamland Golf Club. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Shirvanshahs, ponder the design of Philharmonic Park, and make a trip to Baku Boulevard.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Baku trip app.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Baku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. In April in Baku, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goris.

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve

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Goris, Armenia

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 14th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Ughtassar Petroglyphs, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, then explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Old Khndzoresk, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, and then catch a ride on Wings of Tatev.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Goris trip planner.

You can drive from Baku to Goris in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Syunik Province, Sisian, Tatev Monastery
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

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nights
Yerevan, Armenia

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Garni Gorge and Spas. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Monastery of Geghard and Megerian Carpet Museum. Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Garni Temple (in Garni), Golden Grape Armas Estate (in Nor Yedesia) and Aghtamir Fortress (in Voskevaz). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, sample the fine beverages at Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory, and explore the galleries of Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan visit planner.

You can drive from Goris to Yerevan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Yerevan sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Garni, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Khor Virap, The Monastery of Geghard, Golden Grape Armas Estate
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

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