19 days in Armenia Itinerary

19 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dilijan
— 3 nights
2
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
3
Areni
— 2 nights
4
Tatev
— 1 night
5
Yerevan
— 6 nights
6
Vagharshapat
— 2 nights

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dilijan: Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor), Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, make a trip to Saint Sargis Chapel, delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park, and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan day trip site.

Chicago, USA to Dilijan is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Chicago to Dilijan. While traveling from Chicago, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Dilijan, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gosh, Kecharis Monastery, Hayravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank
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Lake Parz ©
Lake Parz
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

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 23rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, take in the views from Sanahin Bridge, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, and finally explore the ancient world of Haghpat Monastery. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Hnevank Monastery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Horomayri Monastery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alaverdi trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Dilijan to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi is minus 1 hour. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dilijan in May; daily highs in Alaverdi reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Akhtala Monastery, Haghpat Monastery, Kobayr Monastery, Hnevank Monastery
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 25th (Mon), do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally Head underground at Mozrov Cave. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Tsakhats Kar Monastery, step into the grandiose world of Smbataberd Fortress, thenexamine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Areni road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Areni takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Alaverdi to Areni, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery

1
night
Tatev

Tatev ©
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 27th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), thenget great views at Wings of Tatev, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tatev travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Areni to Tatev by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Transportation

Side Trip

Syunik Province
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge)

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Garni (Charent's Arch, Garni Temple, &more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, examine the collection at Yerevan Brandy Factory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque), and admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Yerevan vacation planning app.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Tatev to Yerevan in 6 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Mughni Church, Khor Virap, Master Levon's Divine Underground
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Walking tours

2
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. Go for a jaunt from Vagharshapat to Byurakan to see Amberd Fortress about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Echmiadzin Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Echmiadzin Historical & Ethnographic Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shoghakat Church, and delve into the distant past at Zvartnots Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vagharshapat trip planner.

Vagharshapat is just a short distance from Yerevan. Expect a daytime high around °F in June, and nighttime lows around °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Mount Aragats, Amberd Fortress, Karmravor Church
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Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats

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