31 days in Armenia & Mongolia Itinerary

31 days in Armenia & Mongolia Itinerary

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Start: Nassau, Bahamas
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
1
Sevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Tatev, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Areni, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Yerevan, Armenia
— 10 nights
Fly:  13 h 30 min
5
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
— 9 nights
Fly:  29 h
End: Nassau, Bahamas

3
nights
Sevan, Armenia

Sevan ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Gosh (Goshavank Monastery & Saint Sargis Chapel), Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus) and Dilijan (Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), Lake Parz, &more).

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sevan trip planner.

Nassau, Bahamas to Sevan is an approximately 23.5- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Nassau to Sevan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nassau in May, things will get slightly colder in Sevan: highs are around 29°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Dilijan, Tsakhkadzor, Gosh, Noratus Cemetery, Hayravank Monastery
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery

3
nights
Tatev, Armenia

Tatev ©
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Venture out of the city with trips to Goris (Goris Rock Forest & Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings), Sisian (Aghitu Memorial, Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), &more) and Vahanavank Monastery (in Kapan). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery, explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and take a memorable ride with Wings of Tatev.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tatev vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sevan to Tatev takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Goris, Wings of Tatev, Vahanavank Monastery
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings

3
nights
Areni, Armenia

Areni
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Change things up with these side-trips from Areni: Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit), Selim Caravanserai (in Aghnjadzor) and Jermuk (Jermuk Deer Monument, Jermuk Waterfall, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Areni attractions tool.

You can drive from Tatev to Areni in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Jermuk, Yeghegis, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Selim Caravanserai, Old Bridge Winery
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Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

10
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain), Garni (Amenaprkich Church, Garni Temple, &more) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, explore the world behind art at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Yerevan route builder.

Traveling by car from Areni to Yerevan takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ulaanbaatar.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Garni, Geghard, Ararat Province, Ashtarak, Vagharshapat
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Republic Square ©
Republic Square
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

9
nights
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Ulaanbaatar ©
The capital and largest city in the country, Ulaanbaatar stands as Mongolia's transport, cultural, and commercial hub.
Ulaanbaatar is known for museums, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park, see the interesting displays at Choijin Lama Temple Museum, take an in-depth tour of National History Museum, and steep yourself in history at Gandantegchenling Monastery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ulaanbaatar road trip planning tool.

Fly from Yerevan to Ulaanbaatar in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yerevan to Ulaanbaatar is 4 hours. In May, Ulaanbaatar is a bit cooler than Yerevan - with highs of 19°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ulaanbaatar

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Gorkhi-Terelj National Park ©
Gorkhi-Terelj National Park
Genghis Khan Square ©
Genghis Khan Square
National History Museum ©
National History Museum

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