12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Noravank Monastery and Tsakhats Kar Monastery will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Bridge Winery and St. Astvatsatsin Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Areni: Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit), Jermuk (Ark of the Fulfillment of Desires, Hot Springs, &more) and Armaghan Mountain (in Madina). There's more to do: explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Areni day trip site.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Areni is an approximately 20.5- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Armenia Standard Time is 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jermuk, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Armaghan Mountain, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, 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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, then try your luck at Royale Entertainment Center, and then look for gifts at Wine Store Tsaghkadzor. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dilijan National Park, and finally examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan).

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dilijan journey builder tool.

You can drive from Areni to Dilijan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 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 Casinos

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery, Goshavank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Garni Gorge and Master Levon's Divine Underground. Get a sense of the local culture at Cafesjian Center for the Arts and Garni Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Basaltic Organ (in Garni), Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and learn about winemaking at Tushpa Wine Cellar.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yerevan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Yerevan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni, Geghard, Vagharshapat, Ararat Province, 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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