35 days in Armenia Itinerary

35 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
1
Gyumri
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Alaverdi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Dilijan
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Areni
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Tatev
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
6
Yerevan
— 12 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Train:  5 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv

5
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyumri: Zorakert Mosque (in Zorakert), Kristapori Vank Church (in Dashtadem) and Gusanagyugh Fortress (in Gusanagyugh). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harichavank Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Isahakyan House Museum, appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia, and admire the masterpieces at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyumri online road trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Gyumri is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Gyumri due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in March, expect Gyumri to be much colder, temps between 9°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Talin Cathedral, Mastara Church, Lmbatavank Church, Marmashen Monastery, Zorakert Mosque
Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 1:
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Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery

4
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alaverdi: Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala), Stepanavan (Dzoraget River, Lori Castle, &more) and Dsegh (Kobayr Monastery & The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, delve into the distant past at Hnevank Monastery, snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alaverdi vacation planner.

You can drive from Gyumri to Alaverdi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Alaverdi can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Ardvi Monastery, Akhtala Monastery, Hnevank Monastery
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Dzoraget River ©
Dzoraget River
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

5
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.
Explore Dilijan's surroundings by going to Sevan (St. Jacob's Church & Monastery Sevanavank), Yenokavan (Anapat Cave & Yenokavan Canyon) and Ijevan (Lastiver Cave & Makaravank Monastery). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, make a trip to Goshavank Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and expand your horizons at Local Lore Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Dilijan road trip planning site.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan. Traveling from Alaverdi in April, things will get a bit warmer in Dilijan: highs are around 23°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sevan, Gosh, Yenokavan, Ijevan, Noratus
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 10:
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

4
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Change things up with these side-trips from Areni: Yeghegis (Smbataberd Fortress & Tsakhats Kar Monastery), Armaghan Mountain (in Madina) and Geghhovit (Armaghan Church & Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, explore the activities along Dolphin Lake, and admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Areni online road trip planner.

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Jermuk, Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Vernashen, Geghhovit
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery

4
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Change things up with these side-trips from Tatev: Kapan (Kapan History Museum, Khustup, &more), Sisian (Shaki Waterfall, Aghitu Memorial, &more) and Goris (Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, get around town with Wings of Tatev, explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and make a trip to Old Khndzoresk.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tatev trip site.

Getting from Areni to Tatev by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Kapan, Goris, Syunik Province
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings

12
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 The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni (Amenaprkich Church, Garni Temple, &more) and Armavir (Ziarat Yazidi Temple & Argishtikhinili). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market, and explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yerevan online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tatev to Yerevan in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Armavir, Ararat Province, The Monastery of Geghard
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 30:
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Walking tours

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