26 days in Armenia Itinerary

26 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  10 h
1
Yerevan
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Vanadzor
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
7
Gyumri
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
8
Talin
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
9
Byurakan
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
10
Ashtarak
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  11 h 15 min
End: Amsterdam

8
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Garni (Garni Temple, Charent's Arch, &more), Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). There's much more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, explore the galleries of Cafesjian Center for the Arts, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Armenian Genocide Museum.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Yerevan trip itinerary site.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Yerevan is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a 3 hour difference. When traveling from Amsterdam in July, plan for warmer days in Yerevan, with highs around 40°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni, Geghard, Saint Hripsime Church, Khor Virap
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

2
nights
Goris

Goris ©
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 10th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, stroll through Goris Rock Forest, and then stroll through Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goris tour builder site.

You can drive from Yerevan to Goris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Tatev Monastery, Old Khndzoresk
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Old Khndzoresk ©
Old Khndzoresk

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally Head underground at Mozrov Cave.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Areni trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Goris to Areni in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mozrov Cave
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

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 13th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Leonid Yengibarov Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, then look for gifts at Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, then don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), explore the activities along Lake Parz, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, then make a trip to Sharambeyan Street, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan online route planner.

Getting from Areni to Dilijan by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Sevan, Goshavank Monastery
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis 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 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, and finally explore the ancient world of Haghpat Monastery. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Dzoraget River, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, and finally delve into the distant past at Horomayri Monastery.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alaverdi trip builder.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Alaverdi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dilijan in July, expect Alaverdi to be slightly colder, temps between 32°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Vanadzor.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Dzoraget River, Kobayr Monastery, Akhtala Monastery, Haghpat Monastery
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Dzoraget River ©
Dzoraget River

1
night
Vanadzor

Vanadzor ©
Vanadzor, is the third-largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Lori Province in the northern part of the country. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get curious at Lori-Pambak Geological Museum of Vanadzor and then admire the masterpieces at Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Vanadzor trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Vanadzor takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Gyumri.

Things to do in Vanadzor

Museums Childrens Museums
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Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts ©
Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts

3
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gusanagyugh Fortress (in Gusanagyugh) and Lmbatavank Church (in Artik). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harichavank Monastery, appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia, explore the world behind art at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, and get engrossed in the history at Isahakyan House Museum.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyumri route planning app.

Traveling by car from Vanadzor to Gyumri takes 1.5 hours. In July in Gyumri, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Talin.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Gusanagyugh Fortress, Marmashen Monastery, Harichavank Monastery, Lmbatavank Church
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Black Fortress ©
Black Fortress
Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery
Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life ©

1
night
Talin

Talin ©
Talin, is a town in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Talin Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Dashtadem Fortress, then delve into the distant past at Kristapori Vank Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Mastara Church.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Talin trip planner.

You can drive from Gyumri to Talin in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Byurakan.

Things to do in Talin

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dashtadem, Mastara Church
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Talin Cathedral ©
Talin Cathedral
Kristapori Vank Church ©
Kristapori Vank Church

2
nights
Byurakan

Byurakan ©
Byurakan, is a major village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the slope of Mount Aragats. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Vahramashen Church, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, and then explore the historical opulence of Amberd Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Armenian Alphabet Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Kari Lake, and then do a tasting at Golden Grape Armas Estate.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Byurakan trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Talin to Byurakan takes an hour. The time zone difference when traveling from Talin to Byurakan is 1 hour. Traveling from Talin in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Byurakan: highs are around 40°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Ashtarak.

Things to do in Byurakan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Golden Grape Armas Estate, Armenian Alphabet Monument, Mount Aragats
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Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Golden Grape Armas Estate ©
Golden Grape Armas Estate

3
nights
Ashtarak

Ashtarak ©
Ashtarak, is a town in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the left bank of Kasagh River along the gorge, northwest of the capital Yerevan. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Aghtamir Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Shoghakat Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, then make a trip to Echmiadzin Monastery, then snap pictures at Ashtarak Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saghmosavank Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): do a tasting at Van Ardi Winery, do a tasting at Armenia Wine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tukh Manuk Shrine, then don't miss a visit to Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral, and finally do a tasting at Voskevaz Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Ashtarak day trip planning website.

Ashtarak is just a stone's throw from Byurakan. In July, daytime highs in Ashtarak are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Ashtarak

Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Oshakan, Voskevaz, Armenia Wine, Saghmosavank Monastery
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Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery
Saghmosavank Monastery ©
Saghmosavank Monastery

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