33 days in Armenia Itinerary

33 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Yerevan
— 3 nights
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Garni
— 2 nights
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Ararat Province
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sisian
— 2 nights
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Tatev
— 2 nights
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Goris
— 2 nights
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Jermuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Areni
— 4 nights
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Bjni
— 1 night
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Sevan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dilijan
— 4 nights
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12
Gyumri
— 2 nights
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Yerevan
— 1 night
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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.
Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, take in the awesome beauty at Caucasus Mountains, get a taste of the local shopping with Northern Avenue, and appreciate the history behind Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip planning app.

New Delhi, India to Yerevan is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Yerevan hover around 3°C and lows are around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Garni.
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Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

Garni — 2 nights

Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. On the 28th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Charent's Arch and then take in the awesome beauty at Garni Gorge. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Havuts Tar Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard, and then contemplate the long history of Garni Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Garni day trip planner.

You can drive from Yerevan to Garni in an hour. In December in Garni, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Ararat Province.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:

Ararat Province — 2 nights

Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Khosrov Forest State Reserve. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Ancient Dvin Ruins, then learn about winemaking at Tushpa Wine Cellar, and then explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ararat Province trip planner.

You can drive from Garni to Ararat Province in 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can go by car to Sisian.
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Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:

Sisian — 2 nights

Sisian, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Aghitu Memorial, don't miss a visit to Zorats Karer, and then delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge). Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at History Museum and then admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall.

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You can drive from Ararat Province to Sisian in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Tatev.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:

Tatev — 2 nights

Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 3rd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khustup and then delve into the distant past at Halidzor Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tatev holiday planning tool.

Drive from Sisian to Tatev in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Goris.
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Goris — 2 nights

Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 5th (Wed), snap pictures at Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge and then contemplate the long history of Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum and then don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Goris trip planner.

Drive from Tatev to Goris in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jermuk.
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Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:

Jermuk — 3 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.
Jermuk is known for nature, spas, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall, appreciate the history behind Jermuk Deer Monument, view the masterpieces at Jermuk Art Gallery, and witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Jermuk trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Goris to Jermuk in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Areni.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 9:

Areni — 4 nights

Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Areni is known for historic sites, wineries, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, Head underground at Magil Cave, do a tasting at Hin Areni Winery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Areni trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Areni takes 1.5 hours. On the 13th (Thu), you're off to Bjni.
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Parks · Nature · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 13:

Bjni — 1 night

Bjni, is a village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Bjni Fortress and then relax in the rural setting at The Nairian Farm & Laboratory.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bjni trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Areni to Bjni by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In January in Bjni, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Sevan.
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Historic Sites
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Sevan — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Sevan, and then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Kechi hous,Tsakhkadzor, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Harutyun Church.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Sevan day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bjni to Sevan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dilijan.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:

Dilijan — 4 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.
Explore Dilijan's surroundings by going to Yenokavan (Anapat Cave & Lastiver Cave). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, explore the activities along Lake Parz, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dilijan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sevan to Dilijan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Dilijan sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gyumri.
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Find places to stay Jan 16 — 20:

Gyumri — 2 nights

Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): don't miss a visit to Gyumri Main Square, then view the masterpieces at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, and then appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life and then step into the grandiose world of Black Fortress.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gyumri sightseeing site.

You can drive from Dilijan to Gyumri in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Dilijan to Gyumri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Gyumri is little chillier than Dilijan - with highs of -3°C and lows of -15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can catch the shuttle to Yerevan.
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Find places to stay Jan 20 — 22:

Yerevan — 1 night

Pink City

On the 23rd (Sun), explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, appreciate the history behind Alexander Tamanyan Statue, then don't miss a visit to Republic Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Saint Gregory The Illuminator Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yerevan trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Gyumri to Yerevan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gyumri to Yerevan due to the time zone difference. In January, Yerevan is somewhat warmer than Gyumri - with highs of 1°C and lows of -7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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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