11 days in Tsakhkadzor & Garni Itinerary

11 days in Tsakhkadzor & Garni Itinerary

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Tsakhkadzor ©
Tsakhkadzor serves as a mountain retreat for the well-off Armenians, offering pristine ski slopes throughout the winter season and plenty of fresh air and a refuge from the heat in the spring and summer.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Bjni Church, explore the historical opulence of Bjni Fortress, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Saint Harutyun Church, and finally appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, thentry to win big at Royale Entertainment Center, thenstop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers.

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Dilijan to Tsakhkadzor is an approximately 1-hour car ride. July in Tsakhkadzor sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Garni.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

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Saint Harutyun Church ©
Saint Harutyun Church
Bjni Church ©
Bjni Church
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery


Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. You've now added Garni Gorge to your itinerary. Step off the beaten path and head to Basaltic Organ and Saint Hovhannes Church. Step out of the city life by going to Armaghan Mountain and Master Levon's Divine Underground. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Garni: Tsakhats Kar Monastery (in Yeghegis), Vernashen (Spitakavor Monastery, Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, &more) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), step into the grandiose world of Kakavaberd Fortress, and explore the ancient world of Amenaprkich Church.

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Traveling by car from Tsakhkadzor to Garni takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °F in July, and nighttime lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vernashen, Areni, Ararat Province, Armaghan Mountain, Ptghni Church
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Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard