8 days in Vanadzor, Alaverdi & Noyemberyan Itinerary

8 days in Vanadzor, Alaverdi & Noyemberyan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Yerevan
Drive:  2 h 15 min
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
End: Yerevan


Vanadzor ©
Vanadzor, is the third-largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Lori Province in the northern part of the country. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vanadzor: Byurakan (Vahramashen Church & Amberd Fortress), Tsakhkadzor (Kecharis Monastery, Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, &more) and Bjni Fortress (in Bjni). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Armenian Alphabet Monument, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saghmosavank Monastery, get curious at Lori-Pambak Geological Museum of Vanadzor, and learn about winemaking at Golden Grape Armas Estate.

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

Yerevan to Vanadzor is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yerevan to Vanadzor. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Yerevan in February: high temperatures in Vanadzor hover around 0°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Vanadzor

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Artashavan, Byurakan, Mount Aragats, Golden Grape Armas Estate
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Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Armenian Alphabet Monument ©
Armenian Alphabet Monument
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats


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 22nd (Sat): snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, and finally take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum. On the next day, examine the collection at Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum, explore the ancient world of Horomayri Monastery, delve into the distant past at Haghpat Monastery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, and finally explore the ancient world of Kayan Fortress.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alaverdi attractions tool.

You can drive from Vanadzor to Alaverdi in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Noyemberyan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Akhtala Monastery, Haghpat Monastery, Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum


Noyemberyan ©
Noyemberyan, known as Barana until 1937, is a town in the northeastern Tavush Province of Armenia.EtymologyNoyemberyan was known as Barana until 1937. On the 24th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Berdavan Fortress, pause for some photo ops at Great Patriotic War Memorial, and then delve into the distant past at Mshkavank Monastery.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Noyemberyan trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Noyemberyan takes 1.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Noyemberyan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Alaverdi in February, you will find days in Noyemberyan are a bit warmer (10°C), and nights are much warmer (0°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Noyemberyan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Great Patriotic War Memorial, Berdavan Fortress
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Mshkavank Monastery ©
Mshkavank Monastery
Berdavan Fortress ©
Berdavan Fortress