30 days in Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

30 days in Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fly:  12 h
1
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Bus:  4 h 30 min
2
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 9 nights
Bus:  4 h 15 min
3
Yerevan, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  45 min
4
Byurakan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Areni, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Vagharshapat, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Sevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Garni, Armenia
— 3 nights
+3
Taxi + Fly + Foot + Train:  17 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia, Goshavank Monastery and Yerevan History Museum. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Yerevan History Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery, and then appreciate the history behind Victory Park and Statue of Mother Armenia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, get great views at Charent's Arch, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, and finally admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Yerevan trip itinerary builder tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Yerevan is an approximately 16- hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, subway, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Yerevan. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in September, things will get slightly colder in Yerevan: highs are around 34°C and lows about 16°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, Kecharis Monastery, Charent's Arch, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Goshavank Monastery
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

9
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble and David Gareja Monastery. Visit The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta and Anchiskhati Basilica for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tbilisi: Gori (Gori Castle & Uplistsiche Cave Town) and Mtskheta (Jvari Church, Samtavro Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kashveti Church, snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, and step into the grandiose world of Narikala Fortress.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Tbilisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Yerevan in September, expect nights in Tbilisi to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Nightlife Wineries

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Gori, David Gareja Monastery, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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David Gareja Monastery ©
David Gareja Monastery
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble ©
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble

1
night
Yerevan, Armenia

You've now added Walking tours to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yerevan road trip planning tool.

Drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Traveling from Tbilisi in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Yerevan, with lows around 16°C. On the 26th (Thu), you'll travel to Byurakan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni Temple, Khor Virap
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Walking tours
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church ©
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

3
nights
Byurakan, Armenia

Byurakan ©
Byurakan, is a major village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the slope of Mount Aragats. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amberd Fortress. Dashtadem Fortress and Lmbatavank Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mastara Church and Caravanserai Ruins. Explore Byurakan's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Aruch (in Aruch), Holy Cross (in Artashavan) and Talin Cathedral (in Talin). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harichavank Monastery and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vahramashen Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Byurakan trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Byurakan takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Byurakan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Artashavan, Talin, Cathedral of Aruch, Dashtadem Fortress, Harichavank Monastery
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Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Lmbatavank Church ©
Lmbatavank Church
Talin Cathedral ©
Talin Cathedral

3
nights
Areni, Armenia

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. You've now added Noravank Monastery to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Zorats Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tanahati Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spitakavor Monastery and then delve into the distant past at Tsakhats Kar Monastery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Areni sightseeing planner.

Getting from Byurakan to Areni by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vernashen, Yeghegis, Arates Monastery
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
Zorats Church ©
Zorats Church

3
nights
Vagharshapat, Armenia

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. Saint Hripsime Church has been added to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle and Alex and Marie Manoogian Treasury House Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Zvartnots Temple and Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Vagharshapat to Araks to see Sardarapat Memorial about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Saint Gayane Church, pause for some photo ops at Ziarat Yazidi Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tukh Manuk Shrine, and get engrossed in the history at Machanents Tourism And Art.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Vagharshapat trip app.

You can drive from Areni to Vagharshapat in 2 hours. In October in Vagharshapat, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Sevan.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Araks, Tukh Manuk Shrine, Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Ziarat Yazidi Temple
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Zvartnots Temple ©
Zvartnots Temple
Saint Gayane Church ©
Saint Gayane Church
Saint Hripsime Church ©
Saint Hripsime Church

3
nights
Sevan, Armenia

Sevan ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monastery Sevanavank. On the 6th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Jukhtakvank Monastery, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), then take an in-depth tour of Soviet Government Rest House, and finally don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank. Here are some ideas for day two: get curious at Lori-Pambak Geological Museum of Vanadzor, delve into the distant past at Kirants Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Sargis Chapel.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sevan trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Vagharshapat to Sevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Garni.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dilijan, Tsakhkadzor, Kirants Monastery, Lori-Pambak Geological Museum of Vanadzor, Saint Sargis Chapel
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Saint Sargis Chapel ©
Saint Sargis Chapel
Kirants Monastery ©
Kirants Monastery

3
nights
Garni, Armenia

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Kakavaberd Fortress has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Garni Gorge and Amenaprkich Church. Step out of Garni to go to Ararat and see Khosrov Forest State Reserve, which is approximately 42 minutes away. It doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Havuts Tar Monastery.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Garni travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Sevan to Garni takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Garni

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Khosrov Forest State Reserve
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Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Kakavaberd Fortress ©
Kakavaberd Fortress
Havuts Tar Monastery ©
Havuts Tar Monastery

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