37 days in Lori Province Itinerary

37 days in Lori Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Lori Province route planner
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Fly to Shirak International Airport, Drive to Vanadzor
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Vanadzor
— 16 nights
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Alaverdi
— 20 nights
Drive to Shirak International Airport, Fly to Berlin

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Vanadzor — 16 nights

Vanadzor, is the third-largest city in Armenia and the capital of the Lori Province in the northern part of the country. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vanadzor: Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits) and Stepanavan (Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark & Lori Castle). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts and get curious at Lori-Pambak Geological Museum of Vanadzor.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Vanadzor journey planner.

Berlin, Germany to Vanadzor is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Vanadzor can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. On the 5th (Thu), you're off to Alaverdi.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Alaverdi — 20 nights

Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Explore Alaverdi's surroundings by going to Haghpat Monastery (in Haghpat), Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala) and Dsegh (The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory, Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, explore the historical opulence of Kayan Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hnevank Monastery, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dzoraget River.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Alaverdi journey planning website.

Drive from Vanadzor to Alaverdi in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Alaverdi, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 25th (Wed).
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Lori Province travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches · Ruins
Lori, is a province of Armenia. It is located in the north of the country, bordering Georgia. Vanadzor is the capital and largest city of the province. Other important towns include Stepanavan, Alaverdi, and Spitak. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Haghpat and Sanahin monasteries and the well-preserved Akhtala monastery, where Armenians, Georgians, and Greeks make an annual pilgrimage on September 20–21.The province was heavily damaged during the 1988 Armenian earthquake.The province is served by the Stepanavan Airport.EtymologyThe name Lori first appeared in the 11th century when King David I Anhoghin founded the fortified city of Lori . The fortress-city became the capital of the Kingdom of Tashir-Dzoraget in 1065. The name Lori later spread through the region and replaced the original name of Tashir.

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