27 days in Armenia Itinerary

27 days in Armenia Itinerary

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27 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20 h 45 min
1
Yerevan
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Ararat Province
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Areni
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Garni
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Tsakhkadzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Tatev
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26 h
End: Los Angeles

7
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.
Get some historical perspective at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Hovhannavank Monastery. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Master Levon's Divine Underground. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Voskevaz (Voskevaz Winery & Aghtamir Fortress), Amberd Fortress (in Byurakan) and Yeghvard Church (in Yeghvard). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, learn about winemaking at Van Ardi Winery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Azhdaak Mountain, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For photos, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Yerevan route planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. You'll lose 12 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Yerevan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, expect nights in Yerevan to be about the same, around 60°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Tours Wineries

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Voskevaz, Master Levon's Divine Underground, Yeghvard Church, Armenia Wine
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Vernissage Market ©
Vernissage Market
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress

2
nights
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Khosrov Forest State Reserve and then explore the ancient world of Khor Virap. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Tushpa Wine Cellar.

To see photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ararat Province trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Yerevan to Ararat Province in an hour. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Khosrov Forest State Reserve ©
Khosrov Forest State Reserve
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Tushpa Wine Cellar ©
Tushpa Wine Cellar

3
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Noravank Monastery and St. Astvatsatsin Church. Get some cultural insight at Old Bridge Winery and Areni Wine Factory. Venture out of the city with trips to Armaghan Mountain (in Madina), Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit) and Jermuk Waterfall (in Jermuk). There's still lots to do: take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, explore the historical opulence of Smbataberd Fortress, learn about winemaking at Hin Areni Winery, and explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Areni trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Ararat Province to Areni takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Old Bridge Winery, Jermuk Waterfall, Armaghan Mountain
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Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Parz, see the interesting displays at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery, admire the masterpieces at The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, then take an unorthodox tour of Matosavank Monastery, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Dilijan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Areni to Dilijan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Dilijan sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Garni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goshavank Monastery
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Lake Parz ©
Lake Parz
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

4
nights
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Escape the urban bustle at Garni Gorge and Basaltic Organ. Get some cultural insight at The Monastery of Geghard and Kakavaberd Fortress. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Amenaprkich Church, don't miss a visit to Charent's Arch, and explore the ancient world of Havuts Tar Monastery.

To see traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and tourist information, use the Garni trip planning site .

Drive from Dilijan to Garni in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Garni are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. On the 17th (Fri), you'll travel to Tsakhkadzor.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Monastery of Geghard
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

2
nights
Tsakhkadzor

Tsakhkadzor ©
Tsakhkadzor serves as a mountain retreat for the well-off Armenians, offering pristine ski slopes throughout the winter season and plenty of fresh air and a refuge from the heat in the spring and summer.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), stroll the grounds of Noratus Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, and finally appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Bjni Church, explore the historical opulence of Bjni Fortress, admire the striking features of Saint Harutyun Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, then stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, and finally get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Tsakhkadzor trip planner.

You can drive from Garni to Tsakhkadzor in 1.5 hours. In July in Tsakhkadzor, expect temperatures between 94°F during the day and 68°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tatev.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Noratus, Bjni, Monastery Sevanavank, Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

3
nights
Tatev

Tatev
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, and finally explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape at Goris Rock Forest and then take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tatev online itinerary planner .

Getting from Tsakhkadzor to Tatev by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tatev

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sisian, Goris, Wings of Tatev
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

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