34 days in Armenia Itinerary

34 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery & The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots), Azhdaak Mountain (in Geghard) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, see the interesting displays at Yerevan Brandy Factory, and make a trip to Republic Square.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Yerevan. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Garni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Ashtarak, Armenia Wine, Saghmosavank Monastery, Khor Virap
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 27:
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Walking tours
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

3
nights
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Garni is known for historic sites, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, steep yourself in history at Garni Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Amenaprkich Church, and don't miss a visit to Charent's Arch.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Garni online attractions planner.

You can drive from Yerevan to Garni in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Garni can reach 14°C, while at night they dip 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus), Sevan (Monastery Sevanavank & St. Jacob's Church) and Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor). There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Lastiver Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Makaravank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sargis Chapel, and make a trip to Goshavank Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dilijan trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Garni to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Dilijan are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sevan, Gosh, Ijevan, Noratus Cemetery, Anapat Cave
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park

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: Church of St. Nicholas (in Amrakits), Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala) and Dsegh (Kobayr Monastery & Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Dzoraget River, take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, walk around Stepanavan Sochut Dendropark, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Alaverdi holiday maker website.

You can drive from Dilijan to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dilijan in December; daily highs in Alaverdi reach -1°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gyumri: Lmbatavank Church (in Artik), Talin Cathedral (in Talin) and Mastara Church (in Mastara). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Isahakyan House Museum, and steep yourself in history at Mother Armenia.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Gyumri online route planner.

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Gyumri takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Lmbatavank Church, Marmashen Monastery, 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

4
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Areni: Armaghan Mountain (in Madina), Jermuk (Jermuk Waterfall & Gndevank Monastery) and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, and explore the ancient world of Zorats Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Areni trip website.

You can drive from Gyumri to Areni in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Armenia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Halidzor.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

4
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Halidzor: Sisian (Aghitu Memorial, Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), &more), Khustup (in Kapan) and Tatev Monastery (in Tatev).

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Halidzor holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Areni to Halidzor takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Halidzor

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

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