34 days in Armenia Itinerary

34 days in Armenia Itinerary

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34 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
1
Yerevan
— 11 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Garni
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Dilijan
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Alaverdi
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Gyumri
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Areni
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Halidzor
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Yerevan

11
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat) and Azhdaak Mountain (in Geghard). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, browse the exhibits of Cafesjian Center for the Arts, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market, and steep yourself in history at Amberd Fortress.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Yerevan. In November, daytime highs in Yerevan are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Garni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Ashtarak, Azhdaak Mountain, Armenia Wine, Hovhannavank Monastery
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 27:
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Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Walking tours

3
nights
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Garni is known for historic sites, nature, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, delve into the distant past at Havuts Tar Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Amenaprkich Church, and explore the historical opulence of Kakavaberd Fortress.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Garni trip planner .

You can drive from Yerevan to Garni in an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Dilijan.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Monastery of Geghard
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dilijan: Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor), Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus) and Sevan (Monastery Sevanavank & St. Jacob's Church). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, examine the collection at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan), make a trip to Goshavank Monastery, and get outside with Lastiver Cave.

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Traveling by car from Garni to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dilijan are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sevan, Ijevan, Gosh, Anapat Cave, Kecharis Monastery
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank 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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Alaverdi: Dsegh (Kobayr Monastery & Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum), Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits) and Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, contemplate the long history of Lori Castle, and snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Alaverdi trip planning app .

You can drive from Dilijan to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi is minus 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Dilijan in December; daily highs in Alaverdi reach -1°C and lows reach -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Stepanavan, Dsegh, Church of St. Nicholas, Haghpat Monastery, Hnevank Monastery
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Dzoraget River ©
Dzoraget River

4
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Venture out of the city with trips to Talin Cathedral (in Talin), Lmbatavank Church (in Artik) and Mastara Church (in Mastara). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Aragats, admire the striking features of Gyumri Railway Station, explore the world behind art at Mher Mkrtchyan Museum, and appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Gyumri sightseeing website .

Drive from Alaverdi to Gyumri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December in Gyumri, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mastara Church, Yereruyk Basilica, Mount Aragats, Harichavank Monastery, Talin Cathedral
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery
Mount Aragats ©
Mount Aragats
Mother Armenia ©
Mother Armenia

4
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Get out of town with these interesting Areni side-trips: Armaghan Mountain (in Madina), Jermuk (Jermuk Waterfall & Gndevank Monastery) and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, pause for some serene contemplation at Zorats Church, and don't miss a visit to Smbataberd Fortress.

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Getting from Gyumri to Areni by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Gyumri to Areni, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Halidzor.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Vernashen, Jermuk, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 15:
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall

4
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor ©
Halidzor, is a village in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Get out of town with these interesting Halidzor side-trips: Khustup (in Kapan), Tatev Monastery (in Tatev) and Sisian (Aghitu Memorial, Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), & more). There's lots more to do: get great views at Wings of Tatev, explore the striking landscape at Goris Rock Forest, make a trip to Old Khndzoresk, and cruise along Ughtassar Petroglyphs.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Halidzor trip planner .

You can drive from Areni to Halidzor in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Goris, Syunik Province, Khustup, Tatev Monastery
Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest

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