12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Shuttle
2
Dilijan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Lake Sevan
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Meghri
— 2 nights
Drive

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Yerevan — 3 nights

Pink City

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.
Kids will enjoy Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Yerevan Zoo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Garni Temple (in Garni) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, awaken your taste buds at Private Tours in Armenia, take in the awesome beauty at Caucasus Mountains, and see the interesting displays at Armenian Genocide Museum.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Yerevan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Dubai in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Yerevan, with highs around 40°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to catch the shuttle to Dilijan.
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Dilijan — 1 night

Armenian Switzerland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park.

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Traveling by shuttle from Yerevan to Dilijan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Lake Sevan.
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Lake Sevan — 2 nights

A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Jacob's Church, appreciate the history behind Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery).

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Getting from Dilijan to Lake Sevan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. On the 21st (Thu), you're off to Areni.
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Areni — 2 nights

Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Hin Areni Winery. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass).

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Drive from Lake Sevan to Areni in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Meghri.
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Meghri — 2 nights

Meghri, is a town in southern Armenia, located in Syunik Province, near the border with Iran. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Meghri trip simple and quick.

Getting from Areni to Meghri by car takes about 5.5 hours. On the 25th (Mon), you're off to home.
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Armenia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.
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