34 days in Armenia Itinerary

34 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yerevan
— 2 nights
2
Ararat Province
— Few hours
3
Areni
— 1 night
4
Jermuk
— 1 night
5
Tatev
— 3 nights
6
Goris
— 2 nights
7
Lake Sevan
— 3 nights
8
Dilijan
— 3 nights
9
Ijevan
— 1 night
10
Yenokavan
— 1 night
11
Alaverdi
— 3 nights
12
Stepanavan
— 2 nights
13
Gyumri
— 2 nights
14
Byurakan
— 3 nights
15
Ashtarak
— 1 night
16
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights

2
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.
You've added History Museum of Armenia, National Gallery of Armenia, Saint Sarkis Cathedral, and other attractions to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Armenia, thensee the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sarkis Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Republic Square, examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katoghike Church, explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, thensteep yourself in history at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque).

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yerevan trip itinerary builder.

Los Angeles, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Los Angeles to Yerevan, you'll lose 12 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of °F in Yerevan. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll travel to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
History Museum of Armenia ©
History Museum of Armenia

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hours
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. On the 23rd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Khor Virap.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ararat Province travel planner.

Getting from Yerevan to Ararat Province by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September in Ararat Province, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Historic Sites
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Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Areni trip maker site.

You can drive from Ararat Province to Areni in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakavaberd Fortress
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Kakavaberd Fortress ©
Kakavaberd Fortress

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night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Arates Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Makenis Monastery.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Jermuk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Areni to Jermuk in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tatev.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Surp Sion Monastery, Makenis Monastery, Arates Monastery, St. Astvatsatsin Church, Martiros Church
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:
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Arates Monastery ©
Arates Monastery
Makenis Monastery ©
Makenis Monastery
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church

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nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Get some cultural insight at Tatev Monastery and Aghitu Memorial. Step out of the city life by going to Khustup and Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge). Venture out of the city with trips to Kapan (Kapan History Museum & Vahanavank Monastery). There's more to do: take a memorable ride with Wings of Tatev.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tatev travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Jermuk to Tatev in 2.5 hours. You will leave for Goris on the 28th (Sat).

Things to do in Tatev

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kapan, Wings of Tatev, Aghitu Memorial
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 28:
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Aghitu Memorial ©
Aghitu Memorial
Vahanavank Monastery ©
Vahanavank Monastery

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Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, thenexplore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. On your second day here, make a trip to Old Khndzoresk, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goris trip maker website.

Getting from Tatev to Goris by car takes about an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Goris

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan ©
A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), take in the spiritual surroundings of Amaras Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vanevan Monastery. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church, thendon't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally contemplate the long history of Aghjkaghala Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lake Sevan trip itinerary builder site.

Do a combination of flight and car from Goris to Lake Sevan in 14.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Dilijan.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), Armaghan Church, Vanevan Monastery
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
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Vanevan Monastery ©
Vanevan Monastery
Armaghan Church ©
Armaghan Church
Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan ©
Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan

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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.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at Noratus Cemetery, kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, thentake an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dilijan itinerary builder app.

Drive from Lake Sevan to Dilijan in 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Dilijan are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ijevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Noratus Cemetery, Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

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night
Ijevan

Ijevan ©
Ijevan, is a town in Armenia and the administrative centre of the Tavush Province. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): head outdoors with Lastiver Cave and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Makaravank Monastery.

Discover how to plan a Ijevan trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Ijevan is just a stone's throw from Dilijan. October in Ijevan sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yenokavan.

Things to do in Ijevan

Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nor Varagavank Monastery
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Makaravank Monastery ©
Makaravank Monastery
Nor Varagavank Monastery ©
Nor Varagavank Monastery

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night
Yenokavan

Yenokavan ©
Yenokavan ; known as Krdevan until 1935, is a village and summer resort in the Tavush Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Srveghi Monastery.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Yenokavan travel route planner.

Yenokavan is very close to Ijevan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Yenokavan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Srveghi Monastery, Kirants Monastery
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Kirants Monastery ©
Kirants Monastery

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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 9th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, thentake in the views from Sanahin Bridge, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Kayan Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Ardvi Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Hnevank Monastery, thenexamine the collection at Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Alaverdi trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Yenokavan to Alaverdi takes 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yenokavan to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Alaverdi are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Stepanavan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dsegh, Hnevank Monastery, Mshkavank Monastery, Ardvi Monastery, Great Patriotic War Memorial
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

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Stepanavan

Stepanavan ©
Stepanavan, is a town in the Lori Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): Head underground at Communist Caves and then get engrossed in the history at House Museum of Stepan Shahumyan.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Stepanavan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Stepanavan takes an hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Stepanavan

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Church of St. Nicholas, Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts
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Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts ©
Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts
Lori Castle ©
Lori Castle
Church of St. Nicholas ©
Church of St. Nicholas

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Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
On the 13th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Gyumri Main Square, get engrossed in the history at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, don't miss a visit to Mother Armenia, contemplate the long history of Black Fortress, thenview the masterpieces at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mher Mkrtchyan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Arpi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marmashen Monastery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Surp Astvatsatsin or Yot Verk (Seven Wounds) Church.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gyumri trip tool.

Traveling by car from Stepanavan to Gyumri takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °F in October, and nighttime lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Byurakan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Marmashen Monastery, Lake Arpi
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Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life ©
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery
Isahakyan House Museum ©
Isahakyan House Museum

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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 15th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Amberd Fortress and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Byurakan day trip planning website.

You can drive from Gyumri to Byurakan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gyumri to Byurakan due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gyumri in October; daily highs in Byurakan reach °F and lows reach °F. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Ashtarak.

Things to do in Byurakan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Golden Grape Armas Estate, Mount Aragats
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Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory ©
Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory

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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 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Saghmosavank Monastery, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Hovhannavank Monastery, thenget engrossed in the history at The Museum of Pertch Proshian, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Karmravor Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ashtarak route planning app.

Ashtarak is very close to Byurakan. In October, daytime highs in Ashtarak are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Ashtarak

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Saghmosavank Monastery, Arzakan Hot Springs, Hovhannavank Monastery, Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral
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Hovhannavank Monastery ©
Hovhannavank Monastery
Saghmosavank Monastery ©
Saghmosavank Monastery
Karmravor Church ©
Karmravor Church

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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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Echmiadzin Historical & Ethnographic Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Echmiadzin Monastery, thenget a new perspective on nature at Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve, and finally see the interesting displays at Sardarapat Memorial.

To find maps and tourist information, read Vagharshapat visit planner.

Vagharshapat is just a stone's throw from Ashtarak. In October, daytime highs in Vagharshapat are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Araks, Ziarat Yazidi Temple, Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve
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Sardarapat Memorial ©
Sardarapat Memorial
Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery

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