8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  21 h
1
Vagharshapat
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Gyumri
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Alaverdi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Vagharshapat

Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Vagharshapat day trip app .

Los Angeles, USA to Vagharshapat is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 12 hour difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in October, expect Vagharshapat to be little chillier, temps between 67°F and 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Spas Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Yerevan
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Spas
Yerevan Brandy Factory ©
Yerevan Brandy Factory

1
night
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marmashen Monastery, admire the masterpieces at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, take an in-depth tour of Shiraz House Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Isahakyan House Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gyumri travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Vagharshapat to Gyumri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Vagharshapat to Gyumri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, Gyumri is slightly colder than Vagharshapat - with highs of 59°F and lows of 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Marmashen Monastery
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Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery
Mher Mkrtchyan Museum ©
Mher Mkrtchyan Museum

1
night
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 13th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then step into the grandiose world of Kayan Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Haghpatavank, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi driving holiday planner .

Getting from Gyumri to Alaverdi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In October in Alaverdi, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 36°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums
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Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Kayan Fortress ©
Kayan Fortress

3
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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the different monuments and memorials at Noratus Cemetery, enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: try your luck at Royale Entertainment Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tezharuyk Monastery.

For ratings and tourist information, use the Dilijan attractions planning site .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alaverdi in October: high temperatures in Dilijan hover around 67°F and lows are around 44°F. You'll have a few hours on the 16th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Casinos Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Goshavank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Hayravank Monastery, Tezharuyk Monastery
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Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Tezharuyk Monastery ©
Tezharuyk Monastery
Royale Entertainment Center ©
Royale Entertainment Center

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