18 days in Armenia Itinerary

18 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia planner
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Fly to Erevan, Bus to Dilijan
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
— 8 nights
— 3 nights
Drive to Zvartnots International Airport, Fly to New Delhi


Dilijan — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dilijan: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Tsakhkadzor (Kecharis Monastery & Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor) and Lastiver Cave (in Ijevan). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan attractions planner.

New Delhi, India to Dilijan is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Dilijan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Dilijan to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gyumri.
Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Winter Sports
Side Trips
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Gyumri — 3 nights

Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Gyumri is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Mother Armenia, get engrossed in the history at Isahakyan House Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marmashen Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Gyumri day trip planning app.

You can drive from Dilijan to Gyumri in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dilijan to Gyumri. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dilijan in December, with highs in Gyumri at -1°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Yerevan.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Side Trips
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Yerevan — 8 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). Spend the 9th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Republic Square, contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a shuttle from Gyumri to Yerevan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gyumri to Yerevan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Yerevan is somewhat warmer than Gyumri - with highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Areni.
Tours · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 11:

Areni — 3 nights

Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and then Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave. On the 13th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Momik Wines, do a tasting at Hin Areni Winery, and then do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Areni trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Areni takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 14:

Armenia travel guide

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.