30 days in Armenia Itinerary

30 days in Armenia Itinerary

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30 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  6 h 15 min
1
Garni
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Tsakhkadzor
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Dilijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
4
Yenokavan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Gyumri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
7
Yeghegnadzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
8
Jermuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Halidzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  30 min
10
Tatev
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
11
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Dubai

1
night
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard and then get great views at Charent's Arch.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Garni is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In December, Garni is colder than Dubai - with highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive 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

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): fly down the slopes at Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, and then get engrossed in the history at Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Wine Store Tsaghkadzor, appreciate the history behind Leonid Yengibarov Monument, then kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Noratus Cemetery, and finally make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Tsakhkadzor itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Garni to Tsakhkadzor in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tsakhkadzor are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Dilijan.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bjni, Monastery Sevanavank, Noratus Cemetery, Hayravank Monastery
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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): don't miss a visit to Sharambeyan Street, appreciate the history behind Dilijan Amphitheater, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Lake Parz, then examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Dilijan National Park.

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Getting from Tsakhkadzor to Dilijan by car takes about an hour. In December in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yenokavan.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Gosh, Vanadzor Museum of Fine Arts
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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. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Yenokavan Canyon, explore the fascinating underground world of Anapat Cave, and then head outdoors with Yell Extreme Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Yenokavan trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Dilijan to Yenokavan by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Yenokavan

Adventure Parks Tours
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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. On the 29th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, explore the ancient world of Sanahin Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, and finally delve into the distant past at Haghpat Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Kayan Fortress, then pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, then examine the collection at Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Alaverdi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Yenokavan to Alaverdi by car takes about 3 hours. Traveling from Yenokavan to Alaverdi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dsegh, Haghpat Monastery, Akhtala Monastery
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marmashen Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia, then explore the historical opulence of Black Fortress, then take in the exciting artwork at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, and finally explore the world behind art at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Gyumri Main Square, get engrossed in the history at Shiraz House Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Isahakyan House Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gyumri trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Gyumri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. December in Gyumri sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -13°C at night. 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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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. On the 2nd (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), then Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, then do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, and finally take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and then see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Yeghegnadzor trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gyumri to Yeghegnadzor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. On the 3rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Yeghegnadzor

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Areni, Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gndevank Monastery and then admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Surp Sion Monastery, appreciate the extensive heritage of Ughtassar Petroglyphs, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Spandaryan Water Reservoir.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jermuk tour planner .

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

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, then delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer, then explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, then take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Halidzor day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Halidzor takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tatev.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Goris
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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. Take a break from the city and head to Khustup and Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge). Your inner history buff will appreciate Tatev Monastery and Vahanavank Monastery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tatev: Aghitu Memorial (in Sisian), Church of St. Garabed in Tolors (in Tolors) and Kapan (Kapan History Museum, Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church, & more).

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tatev road trip tool .

Tatev is just a stone's throw from 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
Vahanavank Monastery ©
Vahanavank Monastery
Aghitu Memorial ©
Aghitu Memorial

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. Get outdoors at Azhdaak Mountain and Master Levon's Divine Underground. Do some cultural sightseeing at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Armenian Genocide Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan) and Armenia Wine (in Sasunik). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, stop by Proshyan Brandy Factory, shop like a local with Arev Art Gallery, and learn about winemaking at Golden Grape Armas Estate.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yerevan attractions site .

Drive from Tatev to Yerevan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Outdoors Wineries

Side Trips

Ararat Province, Master Levon's Divine Underground, Armenia Wine, Golden Grape Armas Estate, Azhdaak Mountain
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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