34 days in Armenia Itinerary

34 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Alaverdi
— 2 nights
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Dilijan
— 4 nights
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Jermuk
— 3 nights
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Tatev
— 2 nights
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Yerevan
— 17 nights
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Gyumri
— 5 nights

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Alaverdi — 2 nights

Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Venture out of the city with trips to Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits), Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala) and Haghpat Monastery (in Haghpat). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, explore the ancient world of Hnevank Monastery, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Alaverdi road trip app.

Gyumri to Alaverdi is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Alaverdi can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Tsakhkadzor (Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, &more), Sevan (Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan & Monastery Sevanavank) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). Make the 17th (Wed) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, don't miss a visit to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, and contemplate the long history of Saint Sargis Chapel.

To find out how to plan a trip to Dilijan, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Alaverdi to Dilijan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan is 1 hour. In August, Dilijan is somewhat warmer than Alaverdi - with highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jermuk.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jermuk: Areni (Areni Wine Factory, Noravank Gorge, &more), Spandaryan Water Reservoir (in Tsghuk) and Vernashen (Tanahati Monastery & Spitakavor Monastery). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery, and learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Jermuk tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dilijan to Jermuk in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tatev.
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Tatev — 2 nights

Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): steep yourself in history at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and then stroll through Goris Rock Forest. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Vorotnavank Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tatev trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Jermuk to Tatev in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.
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Yerevan — 17 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.
Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Garni (Garni Temple, Basaltic Organ, &more), Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, &more) and Kari Lake (in Byurakan). Spend the 1st (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, explore the ancient world of Khor Virap, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yerevan trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Tatev to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can take a shuttle to Gyumri.
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Gyumri — 5 nights

Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gyumri: Mastara Church (in Mastara) and Talin Cathedral (in Talin). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, get engrossed in the history at Isahakyan House Museum, don't miss a visit to Black Fortress, and view the masterpieces at Cobweb Art Gallery and Museum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gyumri online trip planner.

Traveling by shuttle from Yerevan to Gyumri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Yerevan to Gyumri is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Yerevan in September, things will get little chillier in Gyumri: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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Armenia travel guide

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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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