12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Yerevan
— 2 nights
2
Sevan
— 2 nights
3
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
4
Ararat Province
— 2 nights
5
Garni
— 1 night
6
Yerevan
— 1 night

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Katoghike Church, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Armenia, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Museum of Russian Art, and finally examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): admire the striking features of Saint Hripsime Church, learn about winemaking at Armenia Wine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hovhannavank Monastery, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Saghmosavank Monastery, thenview the masterpieces at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, and finally examine the collection at Megerian Carpet Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan road trip tool.

Durham, UK to Yerevan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Yerevan is 4 hours. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Durham in August: highs in Yerevan hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can take a shuttle to Sevan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Armenia Wine, Saghmosavank Monastery, Hovhannavank Monastery, Saint Hripsime Church
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National Gallery of Armenia ©
National Gallery of Armenia
Hovhannavank Monastery ©
Hovhannavank Monastery
Armenia Wine ©
Armenia Wine

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Sevan

Sevan ©
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument, thentake an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Harutyun Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sevan trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a shuttle from Yerevan to Sevan in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers ©
Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers

2
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, thenexpand your understanding of the military at Kayan Fortress, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Ardvi Monastery, thendelve into the distant past at Hnevank Monastery, thenexamine the collection at Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Horomayri Monastery.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Alaverdi trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Sevan to Alaverdi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Armenia Standard Time (AMT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sevan in August: high temperatures in Alaverdi hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Akhtala Monastery, Ardvi Monastery, Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum, Khorakert Monastery, Hnevank Monastery
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Horomayri Monastery ©
Horomayri Monastery
Hnevank Monastery ©
Hnevank Monastery

2
nights
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. You've now added Khor Virap to your itinerary. On the 14th (Sat), take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, thendo a tasting at Tushpa Wine Cellar, and finally explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ararat Province vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Ararat Province takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Alaverdi to Ararat Province is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alaverdi in August: high temperatures in Ararat Province hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Garni.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Wineries Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Areni
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Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Ancient Dvin Ruins ©
Ancient Dvin Ruins
Areni Wine Factory ©
Areni Wine Factory

1
night
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. On the 15th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Amenaprkich Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard.

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You can drive from Ararat Province to Garni in 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites

Side Trip

The Monastery of Geghard
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

1
night
Yerevan

Yerevan ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Komitas Museum-Institute, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, make a trip to Saint Gayane Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shoghakat Church, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Karmravor Church. On the next day, see the interesting displays at The Visitor Centre of the CBA / Money Museum, shop like a local with Gala Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Hovhannes Tumanyan Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, thenexplore the world behind art at Ter-Ghazaryans’ Micro Art Museum, and finally view the masterpieces at Ardean.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yerevan online attractions planner.

You can drive from Garni to Yerevan in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Karmravor Church, Saint Mesrop Mashtots Cathedral
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Saint Sarkis Cathedral ©
Saint Sarkis Cathedral
Saint Gayane Church ©
Saint Gayane Church
Ervand Kochar Museum ©
Ervand Kochar Museum

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