15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly + Drive:  10 h 15 min
1
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
2
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Jermuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Tatev
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Yerevan
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Brussels

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Haghartsin Monastery and Saint Sargis Chapel. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hayravank Monastery and Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino. Venture out of the city with trips to Yenokavan (Yenokavan Canyon & Anapat Cave) and Dzoraget River (in Stepanavan). Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park, examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), don't miss a visit to Dilijan Amphitheater, and explore the activities along Lake Parz.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Dilijan vacation planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Dilijan is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Brussels to Dilijan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in July, expect nights in Dilijan to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are much warmer, around 40°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yenokavan, Dzoraget River, Hayravank Monastery, Saint Sargis Chapel
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Lake Parz ©
Lake Parz

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, thendelve into the distant past at Tanahati Monastery, thendo a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Mozrov Cave, thendelve into the distant past at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, thenexplore the ancient world of Zorats Church, and finally identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass).

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Areni day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Vernashen, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery

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.
On the 12th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery, explore the ancient world of Arates Monastery, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Arpa River, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall, and finally explore the activities along Dolphin Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ark of the Fulfillment of Desires, thenexplore the ancient world of Surp Sion Monastery, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Spandaryan Water Reservoir.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read Jermuk online journey planner.

Getting from Areni to Jermuk by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Surp Sion Monastery, Arates Monastery, Spandaryan Water Reservoir
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Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery
Spandaryan Water Reservoir ©
Spandaryan Water Reservoir

2
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Goris Rock Forest, delve into the distant past at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khustup.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Tatev itinerary maker.

You can drive from Jermuk to Tatev in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goris, Khustup, Bgheno-Noravank Monastery
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Aksel Bakunts Museum ©
Aksel Bakunts Museum

5
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Aragats and Basaltic Organ. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Monastery of Geghard and Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. Venture out of the city with trips to Golden Grape Armas Estate (in Nor Yedesia), Karmravor Church (in Ashtarak) and Garni Gorge (in Garni). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Amberd Fortress, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some serene contemplation at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, and contemplate the waterfront views at Kari Lake.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yerevan trip builder site.

Getting from Tatev to Yerevan by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni, Byurakan, Hovhannavank Monastery, The Monastery of Geghard, Golden Grape Armas Estate
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Basaltic Organ ©
Basaltic Organ
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

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