60 days in Armenia Itinerary

60 days in Armenia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Armenia tour planner
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Yerevan
— 33 nights
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Areni
— 2 nights
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Jermuk
— 4 nights
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Sisian
— 3 nights
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Tatev
— 2 nights
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Dilijan
— 4 nights
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Alaverdi
— 4 nights
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Gyumri
— 7 nights
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Yerevan — 33 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.
Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Byurakan (Kari Lake & Amberd Fortress), Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, &more) and Geghard (Azhdaak Mountain & The Monastery of Geghard). Dedicate the 21st (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, and hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Yerevan route planner.

Billund, Denmark to Yerevan is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Billund to Yerevan, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Billund, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Yerevan, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Areni.
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Find places to stay Aug 11 — Sep 13:

Areni — 2 nights

Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 14th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, then do a tasting at Hin Areni Winery, and then learn about winemaking at Momik Wines.

For maps and more tourist information, go to the Areni trip planner.

Drive from Yerevan to Areni in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Jermuk.
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Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:

Jermuk — 4 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jermuk side-trips: Old Bridge Winery (in Yeghegnadzor), Tsakhats Kar Monastery (in Yeghegis) and Vernashen (Spitakavor Monastery, Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, &more). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, indulge in some personalized pampering at Armenia Health Spa, and pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Jermuk planner.

Drive from Areni to Jermuk in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sisian.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 19:

Sisian — 3 nights

Sisian, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Sisian is known for historic sites, nature, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Vorotnavank Monastery, delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, and contemplate the long history of Ughtassar Petroglyphs.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sisian day trip planner.

You can drive from Jermuk to Sisian in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tatev.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Tatev — 2 nights

Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 23rd (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Goris Rock Forest and then stroll through Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Khustup and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tatev trip planner.

You can drive from Sisian to Tatev in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Dilijan.
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Dilijan — 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dilijan: Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor), Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Dilijan day trip site.

Getting from Tatev to Dilijan by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and subway. In September, daytime highs in Dilijan are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alaverdi.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 28:

Alaverdi — 4 nights

Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alaverdi: Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits), Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala) and Haghpat Monastery (in Haghpat). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hnevank Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Horomayri Monastery.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Alaverdi tour itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Dilijan to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Armenia Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dilijan in September, things will get a bit cooler in Alaverdi: highs are around 29°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Gyumri.
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Gyumri — 7 nights

Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Explore Gyumri's surroundings by going to Mastara Church (in Mastara), Lmbatavank Church (in Artik) and Talin Cathedral (in Talin). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, view the masterpieces at Cobweb Art Gallery and Museum, explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery, and find something for the whole family at Gyumri's Central Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gyumri road trip planner.

You can drive from Alaverdi to Gyumri in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Gyumri can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) 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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