30 days in Armenia Itinerary

30 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Garni
— 1 night
2
Tsakhkadzor
— 3 nights
3
Dilijan
— 2 nights
4
Yenokavan
— 1 night
5
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
6
Gyumri
— 2 nights
7
Yeghegnadzor
— 2 nights
8
Jermuk
— 2 nights
9
Halidzor
— 2 nights
10
Tatev
— 7 nights
11
Yerevan
— 4 nights

1
night
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. On the 21st (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard and then pause for some photo ops at Charent's Arch.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Garni online visit planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Garni is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, Garni is cooler than Dubai - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Tsakhkadzor.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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 23rd (Mon): hit the slopes at Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, and then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, pause for some photo ops at Leonid Yengibarov Monument, get outside with Hayravank Monastery, thenstroll the grounds of Noratus Cemetery, and finally don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tsakhkadzor trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Garni to Tsakhkadzor in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Tsakhkadzor can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bjni, Noratus Cemetery, Monastery Sevanavank, Hayravank Monastery
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): make a trip to Sharambeyan Street, appreciate the history behind Dilijan Amphitheater, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Goshavank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Parz, examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and finally take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Tsakhkadzor to Dilijan takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yenokavan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Gosh, Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

1
night
Yenokavan

Yenokavan ©
Yenokavan ; known as Krdevan until 1935, is a village and summer resort in the Tavush Province of Armenia. Yell Extreme Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), explore the stunning scenery at Yenokavan Canyon, thenexplore the striking landscape at Anapat Cave, and then get outside with Yell Extreme Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yenokavan online route planner.

You can drive from Dilijan to Yenokavan in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Yenokavan

Outdoors Tours Nature
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Yell Extreme Park ©
Yell Extreme Park

2
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, thencontemplate the long history of Sanahin Bridge, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at Haghpat Monastery. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Kayan Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, thenexamine the collection at Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alaverdi trip planner.

Getting from Yenokavan to Alaverdi by car takes about 3 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yenokavan to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. In December in Alaverdi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dsegh, Haghpat Monastery, Akhtala Monastery
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

2
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marmashen Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, contemplate the long history of Mother Armenia, steep yourself in history at Black Fortress, thentake in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, and finally get engrossed in the history at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Gyumri Main Square, take an in-depth tour of Shiraz House Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Isahakyan House Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gyumri trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Gyumri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yeghegnadzor.

Things to do in Gyumri

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Marmashen Monastery
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Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life ©
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery
Isahakyan House Museum ©
Isahakyan House Museum

2
nights
Yeghegnadzor

Yeghegnadzor ©
Yeghegnadzor, is a town in Armenia and the capital of the Vayots Dzor Province. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Head underground at Areni 1 Cave Scentific - Research Foundation, thenlearn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, and then examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yeghegnadzor itinerary planning app.

Getting from Gyumri to Yeghegnadzor by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Gyumri to Yeghegnadzor is 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Jermuk.

Things to do in Yeghegnadzor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Areni, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation
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Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery and then admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Surp Sion Monastery, don't miss a visit to Ughtassar Petroglyphs, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Spandaryan Water Reservoir.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Jermuk road trip site.

You can drive from Yeghegnadzor to Jermuk in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Halidzor.

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Surp Sion Monastery, Ughtassar Petroglyphs, Spandaryan Water Reservoir
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Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Ughtassar Petroglyphs ©
Ughtassar Petroglyphs
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery

2
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor
On the 6th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer, thenexplore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall. On your second day here, catch a ride on Wings of Tatev, get engrossed in the history at Aksel Bakunts Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Halidzor trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Jermuk to Halidzor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Zorats Karer ©
Zorats Karer
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

7
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Visit Tatev Monastery and Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kapan History Museum and Vahanavank Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Vorotan (Melik Tangi Bridge & Vorotnaberd Fortress), Kapan (Khustup, Baghaberd Fortress, &more) and Aghitu Memorial (in Sisian). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), explore the ancient world of Old Alidzor, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tatev tour planner.

Tatev is very close to Halidzor. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kapan, Vorotan, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, Aghitu Memorial
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Aghitu Memorial ©
Aghitu Memorial
Vahanavank Monastery ©
Vahanavank Monastery

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Liberty PUB, Paragliding in Armenia and Balloon Ride Skyball. Museum-lovers will get to explore Cafesjian Center for the Arts and Arev Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Khor Virap and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Armenia Wine (in Sasunik), Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan) and Azhdaak Mountain (in Geghard). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, and stop by Proshyan Brandy Factory.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Tatev to Yerevan takes 6 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Ararat Province, Armenia Wine, Van Ardi Winery, Azhdaak Mountain, Golden Grape Armas Estate
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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