28 days in Armenia Itinerary

28 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Byurakan
— 1 night
2
Alaverdi
— 1 night
3
Dilijan
— 2 nights
4
Tsakhkadzor
— 2 nights
5
Garni
— 2 nights
6
Yerevan
— 2 nights
7
Ararat Province
— 3 nights
8
Areni
— 3 nights
9
Jermuk
— 2 nights
10
Sisian
— 3 nights
11
Goris
— 2 nights
12
Kapan
— 2 nights
13
Meghri
— 1 night

1
night
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 29th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of The Museum of Pertch Proshian, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsiranavor Church, snap pictures at Ashtarak Bridge, thenmake a trip to Urartian Settlement, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Tukh Manuk Shrine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Byurakan Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Amberd Fortress, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Aruch, thenlearn about winemaking at Golden Grape Armas Estate, and finally appreciate the history behind Ziarat Yazidi Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Byurakan day trip website.

Moscow, Russia to Byurakan is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Moscow in April, expect Byurakan to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Byurakan

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Ashtarak, Oshakan, Ziarat Yazidi Temple, Cathedral of Aruch, Golden Grape Armas Estate
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Ziarat Yazidi Temple ©
Ziarat Yazidi Temple
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Golden Grape Armas Estate ©
Golden Grape Armas Estate

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night
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Alaverdi trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Byurakan to Alaverdi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Byurakan to Alaverdi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Byurakan in April; daily highs in Alaverdi reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kobayr Monastery
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Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin

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 2nd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Yenokavan Canyon, explore the fascinating underground world of Anapat Cave, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sargis Chapel, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, appreciate the history behind Dilijan Amphitheater, examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), see the interesting displays at Local Lore Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, thenexplore the ancient world of Matosavank Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at Jukhtakvank Monastery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Dilijan tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 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. Traveling from Alaverdi in May, things will get a bit warmer in Dilijan: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tsakhkadzor.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Gosh, Yenokavan
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Matosavank Monastery ©
Matosavank Monastery
Saint Sargis Chapel ©
Saint Sargis Chapel

2
nights
Tsakhkadzor

Tsakhkadzor ©
Tsakhkadzor serves as a mountain retreat for the well-off Armenians, offering pristine ski slopes throughout the winter season and plenty of fresh air and a refuge from the heat in the spring and summer.
On the 4th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Saint Harutyun Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, try to win big at Royale Entertainment Center, thenpause for some photo ops at Leonid Yengibarov Monument, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, stroll the grounds of Noratus Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, thendelve into the distant past at Bjni Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bjni Fortress.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tsakhkadzor trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Dilijan to Tsakhkadzor in an hour. In May in Tsakhkadzor, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Garni.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Bjni, Noratus Cemetery, Hayravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

2
nights
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. On the 6th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Havuts Tar Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Kakavaberd Fortress, thentake in the awesome beauty at Garni Gorge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Basaltic Organ. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, thenget great views at Charent's Arch, and finally walk around Jambo Exotic Park & Restaurant.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Garni sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tsakhkadzor to Garni by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, Jambo Exotic Park & Restaurant
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Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Basaltic Organ ©
Basaltic Organ
Kakavaberd Fortress ©
Kakavaberd Fortress

2
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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.
On the 8th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Saint Gayane Church, don't miss a visit to Martiros Saryan House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Katoghike Church, and finally Head underground at Master Levon's Divine Underground. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sculpture of Karabaly/Prodavtsa Tsvetov, contemplate the long history of Vardan Mamikonyan Statue, pause for some photo ops at Sculptural Group Men, thendon't miss a visit to Monument to William Saroyan, thensee the interesting displays at Ervand Kochar Museum, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Yerablur.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip planner.

You can drive from Garni to Yerevan in an hour. In May, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Master Levon's Divine Underground, Saint Gayane Church, Saint Hovhannes Church
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Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church ©
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church
Saint Gayane Church ©
Saint Gayane Church
Master Levon's Divine Underground ©
Master Levon's Divine Underground

3
nights
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Tushpa Wine Cellar and then delve into the distant past at Khor Virap.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ararat Province vacation builder website.

Drive from Yerevan to Ararat Province in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. May in Ararat Province sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will leave for Areni on the 12th (Sun).

Things to do in Ararat Province

Wineries Historic Sites
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Tushpa Wine Cellar ©
Tushpa Wine Cellar
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

3
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 12th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Vayots Dzor History Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, thendelve into the distant past at Zorats Church, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Areni online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ararat Province to Areni takes 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Jermuk on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Vernashen, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Zorats Church ©
Zorats Church

2
nights
Jermuk

Jermuk ©
Known as the source of much of the country's mineral water, the mountain spa town of Jermuk in truth quenches visitors' thirsts for much more besides.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake, thenexplore the ancient world of Makenis Monastery, and then explore the ancient world of Arates Monastery. On your second day here, explore the activities along Arpa River, explore the activities along Spandaryan Water Reservoir, and then take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jermuk journey tool.

Traveling by car from Areni to Jermuk takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sisian.

Things to do in Jermuk

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arates Monastery, Spandaryan Water Reservoir, Makenis Monastery, Surp Sion Monastery, Martiros Church
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Dolphin Lake ©
Dolphin Lake
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Makenis Monastery ©
Makenis Monastery

3
nights
Sisian

Sisian ©
Sisian, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 17th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge). Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, contemplate the long history of Vorotnaberd Fortress, contemplate the long history of Melik Tangi Bridge, thendon't miss a visit to Vorotnavank Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Aghitu Memorial.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sisian route planner.

You can drive from Jermuk to Sisian in 1.5 hours. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Goris.

Things to do in Sisian

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vorotan, Ughtassar Petroglyphs, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors
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Zorats Karer ©
Zorats Karer
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Shaki Waterfall
Shaki Waterfall

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nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 20th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Goris Rock Forest, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, explore the ancient world of Kotrats Caravanserai, delve into the distant past at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, thendon't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, and finally stop by Goris Crochet.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Goris road trip site.

You can drive from Sisian to Goris in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kapan.

Things to do in Goris

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Syunik Province, Tatev
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Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris ©

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nights
Kapan

Kapan ©
Kapan, is a town in southeast Armenia and the capital of the Syunik Province. To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Kapan trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Goris to Kapan in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Meghri.

Things to do in Kapan

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Halidzor Fortress ©
Halidzor Fortress
Vahanavank Monastery ©
Vahanavank Monastery
Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church ©
Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church

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Meghri

Meghri ©
Meghri, is a town in southern Armenia, located in Syunik Province, near the border with Iran. On the 24th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Meghri Fortress, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Surb Astvatsatsin Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sargis Basilica Church.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Meghri trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Kapan to Meghri takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Meghri

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Arevik National Park ©
Arevik National Park
Surb Astvatsatsin Church ©
Surb Astvatsatsin Church
Meghri Fortress ©
Meghri Fortress

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