12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Jermuk
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Noratus
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  22 h
End: Montreal, Quebec

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lovers' Park and Katoghike Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Vagharshapat (The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots & Echmiadzin Monastery). The adventure continues: make a trip to Charles Aznavour Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gayane Church, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Yerevan trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Yerevan is an approximately 18- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Yerevan is 9 hours. When traveling from Montreal in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yerevan: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Spas Museums

Side Trip

Vagharshapat
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Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Lovers' Park ©
Lovers' Park
Charles Aznavour Square ©
Charles Aznavour Square

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 8th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, then explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable ride with Wings of Tatev, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Goris trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Yerevan to Goris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jermuk.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Syunik Province, Sisian, Tatev Monastery, Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Shaki Waterfall
Shaki Waterfall
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

1
night
Jermuk

Jermuk
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.
On the 10th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Surp Sion Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Arpa River, then take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jermuk trip planner.

You can drive from Goris to Jermuk in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Surp Sion Monastery
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Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Dolphin Lake ©
Dolphin Lake
Arpa River ©
Arpa River

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 11th (Sun), Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Areni day trip planning app.

You can drive from Jermuk to Areni in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Noratus.

Things to do in Areni

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery

1
night
Noratus

Noratus ©
Noratus is a major and historical village in the Gegharkunik province of Armenia, near the town of Gavar. On the 12th (Mon), head outdoors with Hayravank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), and then stroll the grounds of Noratus Cemetery.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Noratus planning tool.

Traveling by car from Areni to Noratus takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Noratus are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Dilijan.

Things to do in Noratus

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

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 13th (Tue): make a trip to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, don't miss a visit to Sharambeyan Street, then delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dilijan trip app.

Getting from Noratus to Dilijan by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Dilijan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dilijan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino ©
Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

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