28 days in Armenia Itinerary

28 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Yerevan
1
Yerevan
— 10 nights
Shuttle:  1 h 15 min
2
Sevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Alaverdi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Gyumri
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Areni
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Tatev
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
End: Yerevan

10
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Armenian Genocide Museum, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, and admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Yerevan trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Yerevan. In March, daytime highs in Yerevan are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. On the 20th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a shuttle to Sevan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Ashtarak, Garni, Saghmosavank Monastery, Hovhannavank Monastery
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 20:
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Walking tours
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

3
nights
Sevan

Sevan
Change things up with these side-trips from Sevan: Tezharuyk Monastery (in Meghradzor), Gosh (Saint Sargis Chapel & Goshavank Monastery) and Dilijan (Haghartsin Monastery, Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, &more).

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sevan online route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Yerevan to Sevan in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Dilijan, Gosh, Tezharuyk Monastery, Hayravank Monastery
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

3
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Explore Alaverdi's surroundings by going to Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala), Stepanavan (Dzoraget River, Lori Castle, &more) and Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Horomayri Monastery, snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, and take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Alaverdi road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Sevan to Alaverdi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sevan to Alaverdi. Traveling from Sevan in March, expect Alaverdi to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Akhtala Monastery, Hnevank Monastery, Church of St. Nicholas
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 26:
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Horomayri Monastery ©
Horomayri Monastery
Hnevank Monastery ©
Hnevank Monastery

3
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyumri: Zorakert (Muslim Cemetery & Zorakert Mosque) and Lmbatavank Church (in Artik). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harichavank Monastery, expand your understanding of the military at Black Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Saviour, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyumri road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Gyumri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Gyumri can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Zorakert, Marmashen Monastery, Harichavank Monastery, Lmbatavank Church, Mount Aragats
Find places to stay Mar 26 — 29:
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Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery
Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life ©
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery

4
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Areni: Yeghegis (Tsakhats Kar Monastery & Zorats Church), Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation (in Vernashen) and Arates Monastery (in Arates). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, take in the awesome beauty at Armaghan Mountain, take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass).

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Areni trip builder tool.

You can drive from Gyumri to Areni in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Gyumri to Areni is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Makenis Monastery, Jermuk Waterfall
Find places to stay Mar 29 — Apr 2:
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

4
nights
Tatev

Tatev
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Get out of town with these interesting Tatev side-trips: Sisian (Shaki Waterfall & Aghitu Memorial), Goris (Goris Rock Forest, Aksel Bakunts Museum, &more) and Kapan (Vahanavank Monastery & Khustup). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, get around town with Wings of Tatev, and take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge).

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tatev travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Areni to Tatev in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tatev

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Kapan, Wings of Tatev
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Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev

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