8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Start: Beirut
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Yerevan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Goris
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Jermuk
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Dilijan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Aparan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Geghard
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
7
Garni
— 1 night
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Beirut

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Swan Lake and then see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Khor Virap, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caucasus Mountains.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip itinerary website.

Beirut, Lebanon to Yerevan is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Armenia Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Beirut, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Yerevan, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Saint Hripsime Church, Khor Virap
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Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Saint Hripsime Church ©
Saint Hripsime Church

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night
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 8th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest, thentake an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum, and then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Goris holiday planner.

Drive from Yerevan to Goris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Goris

Parks Nature Museums
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Aksel Bakunts Museum ©
Aksel Bakunts Museum

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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 9th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Surp Sion Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Arpa River, thenexplore the activities along Dolphin Lake, and finally admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Jermuk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Goris to Jermuk takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Jermuk

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Surp Sion Monastery
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Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Dolphin Lake ©
Dolphin Lake
Arpa River ©
Arpa River

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Dilijan travel planner.

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Dilijan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Aparan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park

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Aparan

Aparan
Aparan, is a town in Armenia, located in the Aragatsotn Province, about 50 kilometers northwest of the capital Yerevan. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasagh Basilica.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Aparan trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Dilijan to Aparan by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone changes from Armenia Standard Time (AMT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dilijan in October, things will get little chillier in Aparan: highs are around 17°C and lows about 2°C. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Geghard.

Things to do in Aparan

Historic Sites
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Geghard

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Kakavaberd Fortress and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Geghard road trip planning site.

You can drive from Aparan to Geghard in 2 hours. Traveling from Aparan to Geghard, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aparan in October, expect Geghard to be somewhat warmer, temps between 22°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Garni.

Things to do in Geghard

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakavaberd Fortress
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Kakavaberd Fortress ©
Kakavaberd Fortress

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Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Garni Temple and then take in the awesome beauty at Garni Gorge.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Garni trip itinerary builder app.

Garni is just a stone's throw from Geghard. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

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