15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + Drive:  6 h 30 min
1
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Jermuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Halidzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
4
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
5
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Garni
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: Tel Aviv

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Vagharshapat is most populous town in the Armavir Province of Armenia, located about 18km west of the capital Yerevan, and 10km north of the closed Turkish-Armenian border. You'll discover tucked-away gems like AEON and Arno Babajanyan Statue. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Vagharshapat: Yerevan (Charles Aznavour Square, Dalan Art Gallery, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Echmiadzin Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Hripsime Church, examine the collection at Yerevan Brandy Factory, and explore the ancient world of The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Vagharshapat trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Vagharshapat is an approximately 9- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time to Armenia Standard Time is 2 hours. While traveling from Tel Aviv, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Vagharshapat, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Yerevan
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Lovers' Park ©
Lovers' Park
AEON ©
AEON
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church ©
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Martiros Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tanahati Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tanahati Karmir Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Arkazi S. Khach, then pause for some photo ops at Jermuk Deer Monument, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs, pause for some serene contemplation at Arates Monastery, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, then Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Jermuk sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Vagharshapat to Jermuk in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Halidzor.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Vernashen, Martiros Church, T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, Arates Monastery, Old Bridge Winery
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Tanahati Karmir Monastery ©
Tanahati Karmir Monastery
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery

2
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor ©
On the 7th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sisavank St John Church, admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then contemplate the long history of Vorotnaberd Fortress, then get around town with Wings of Tatev, and finally explore the ancient world of Bgheno-Noravank Monastery. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, don't miss a visit to Vorotnavank Monastery, then walk around Vazgen Sargsyan Central Park, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khustup.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Halidzor trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Halidzor takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Vorotan, Kapan, Bgheno-Noravank Monastery
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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Vorotnavank Monastery ©
Vorotnavank Monastery
Shaki Waterfall
Shaki Waterfall

2
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. On the 9th (Tue), pause for some photo ops at Great Patriotic War Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, take in the views from Sanahin Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, then get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Dzoraget River, explore the fascinating underground world of Communist Caves, don't miss a visit to Yaghdan Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Alaverdi tour site.

Traveling by car from Halidzor to Alaverdi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Armenia Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Yaghdan Bridge, Great Patriotic War Memorial, Akhtala Monastery
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Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum
Sanahin Bridge ©
Sanahin Bridge

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dilijan National Park and Sharambeyan Street. Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Noratus (Noratus Cemetery & St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery)), Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, see the interesting displays at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), and appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Dilijan sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Alaverdi in July, with highs in Dilijan at 40°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Garni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Noratus, Kecharis Monastery, Hayravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Goshavank Monastery
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

2
nights
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Amenaprkich Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Basaltic Organ, take in the awesome beauty at Garni Gorge, then don't miss a visit to Charent's Arch, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Azat Reservoir.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Garni driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Garni takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Garni

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trip

Yerevan
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Basaltic Organ ©
Basaltic Organ
Charent's Arch ©
Charent's Arch
Azat Reservoir ©
Azat Reservoir

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