9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Dilijan
— 1 day
2
Areni
— 1 night
3
Goris
— 2 nights
4
Yerevan
— 4 nights

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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 16th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sargis Chapel, don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, thendon't miss a visit to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and finally explore the ancient world of Matosavank Monastery.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan vacation planner.

Madrid, Spain to Dilijan is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT) is 3 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Matosavank Monastery ©
Matosavank Monastery
Saint Sargis Chapel ©
Saint Sargis Chapel

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Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally do a tasting at Momik Wines.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Areni journey planning tool.

You can drive from Dilijan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Areni

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
St. Astvatsatsin Church ©
St. Astvatsatsin Church

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Goris

Goris ©
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Old Khndzoresk, take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), thenexplore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, and finally don't miss a visit to Aghitu Memorial. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Melik Tangi Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Goris trip site.

Drive from Areni to Goris in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Tatev Monastery, Old Khndzoresk, Melik Tangi Bridge
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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cafesjian Center for the Arts and Garni Temple. Appreciate the collections at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Armenian Genocide Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Havuts Tar Monastery (in Garni) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Echmiadzin Monastery, see the interesting displays at Ervand Kochar Museum, admire the striking features of Saint Hripsime Church, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Yerevan trip planner.

Drive from Goris to Yerevan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
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Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

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