17 days in Armenia Itinerary

17 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Tatev
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Tatev
— 2 nights
Drive
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Meghri
— 1 night
Drive
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Jermuk
— 2 nights
Drive
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Areni
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 3 nights
Shuttle
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Yerevan
— 6 nights
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Tatev — 2 nights

Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Aghitu Memorial, then delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer, then delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sisavank St John Church.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tatev travel planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tatev is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Meghri.
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Meghri — 1 night

Meghri, is a town in southern Armenia, located in Syunik Province, near the border with Iran. On the 4th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Meghri Fortress and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sargis Basilica Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Meghri tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Meghri takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jermuk.
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Jermuk — 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Tue), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs, then explore the activities along Dolphin Lake, then admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Armenia Health Spa. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Surp Sion Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery, then shop like a local with Jermuk Art Gallery, and finally pause for some photo ops at Jermuk Deer Monument.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Jermuk road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Meghri to Jermuk takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Areni.
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Areni — 2 nights

Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 7th (Thu), Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church. On the next day, do a tasting at Hin Areni Winery, then do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, then do a tasting at Momik Wines, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Magil Cave.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Areni online visit planner.

Getting from Jermuk to Areni by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.
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Dilijan — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, explore the activities along Lake Parz, and delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dilijan online trip builder.

Getting from Areni to Dilijan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Yerevan.
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Yerevan — 6 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.
Family-friendly places like Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and History Museum of Armenia will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Geghard (Azhdaak Mountain & The Monastery of Geghard), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Garni (Garni Temple & Havuts Tar Monastery). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque), and examine the collection at Parajanov Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Yerevan online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Dilijan to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back 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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