12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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12 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
1
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Yerevan
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Escape the urban bustle at Armaghan Mountain and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass). Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Noravank Monastery and Tsakhats Kar Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Areni: Jermuk (Ark of the Fulfillment of Desires, Hot Springs, & more). There's much more to do: do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Areni trip itinerary maker site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Areni is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Johannesburg to Areni. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jermuk, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Armaghan Mountain, Old Bridge Winery
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Armaghan Mountain ©
Armaghan Mountain
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery

2
nights
Dilijan

Dilijan ©
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.
On the 24th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, try your luck at Royale Entertainment Center, and then stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, then admire the majestic nature at Dilijan National Park, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan).

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Dilijan trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Areni to Dilijan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery, Goshavank Monastery
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

6
nights
Yerevan

Yerevan ©
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.
Visiting Garni Gorge and Basaltic Organ will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cafesjian Center for the Arts and Armenian Genocide Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Garni Temple (in Garni), Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, learn about winemaking at Armenia Wine Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Hripsime Church.

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Traveling by car from Dilijan to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni, Geghard, Ararat Province, Vagharshapat, Master Levon's Divine Underground
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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