46 days in Armenia Itinerary

46 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Beirut
Fly + Drive:  7 h 30 min
1
Gyumri
— 7 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Gosh
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Hayravank
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Jermuk
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Goris
— 8 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Yerevan
— 10 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Beirut

7
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Get some cultural insight at Odzun Church and Kobayr Monastery. Mother Armenia and Talin Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore Gyumri's surroundings by going to Caravanserai Ruins (in Talin), Mastara Church (in Mastara) and Lmbatavank Church (in Artik). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Akhurian River Gorge. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, explore the historical opulence of Black Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marmashen Monastery, and explore the ancient world of The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gyumri trip builder tool.

Beirut, Lebanon to Gyumri is an approximately 7.5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. While traveling from Beirut, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Gyumri, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Gosh.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Talin, Dsegh, Zorakert, Marmashen Monastery, Dashtadem Fortress
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Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery

7
nights
Gosh

Gosh ©
Named after revered Armenian cleric Mkhitar Gosh, the small village of Gosh features sites related to the life of the esteemed priest, thinker, and public figure.
Visiting Dilijan National Park and Yenokavan Canyon will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Goshavank Monastery and Matosavank Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Gosh side-trips: Srveghi Monastery (in Aygehovit), Great Patriotic War Memorial (in Koghb) and Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, don't miss a visit to Saint Sargis Chapel, learn something new at Local Lore Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, and explore the fascinating underground world of Anapat Cave.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gosh vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gyumri to Gosh takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gyumri to Gosh due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Hayravank.

Things to do in Gosh

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dilijan, Yenokavan, Ijevan, Srveghi Monastery, Great Patriotic War Memorial
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

6
nights
Hayravank

Hayravank ©
The quiet lakeside village of Hayravank brings in visitors with its small and historic monastery, one of the province's key cultural highlights.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Noratus Cemetery and Saint Harutyun Church. Step out of the city life by going to Hayravank Monastery and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hayravank: Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan), Tsakhkadzor (Leonid Yengibarov Monument, Kecharis Monastery, &more) and Aghjkaghala Castle (in Martuni). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery).

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hayravank online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Gosh to Hayravank takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 23°C. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll travel to Jermuk.

Things to do in Hayravank

Historic Sites Parks Casinos

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Noratus, Monastery Sevanavank, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Aghjkaghala Castle
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Noravank Monastery and Zorats Church. Take a break from the city and head to Jermuk Waterfall and Noravank Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Yeghegnadzor (Mozrov Cave & Old Bridge Winery), Areni (St. Astvatsatsin Church, Areni Wine Factory, &more) and Yeghegis (Smbataberd Fortress, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Spandaryan Water Reservoir, admire the striking features of Selim Caravanserai, see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and steep yourself in history at Gndevank Monastery.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jermuk itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Hayravank to Jermuk takes 2.5 hours. You'll set off for Goris on the 10th (Sun).

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Areni, Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, Spandaryan Water Reservoir
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
Zorats Church ©
Zorats Church

8
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings and Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Tatev Monastery and Kotrats Caravanserai will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goris: Sisian (Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), Shaki Waterfall, &more), Church of St. Garabed in Tolors (in Tolors) and Vorotan (Vorotnavank Monastery, Vorotnaberd Fortress, &more). The adventure continues: catch a ride on Wings of Tatev, get engrossed in the history at Kapan History Museum, look for gifts at Goris Crochet, and explore the historical opulence of Meghri Fortress.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Goris travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Jermuk to Goris by car takes about 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kapan, Sisian, Vorotan, Meghri, Syunik Province
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

10
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.
Get in touch with nature at Caucasus Mountains and Mount Aragats. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Monastery of Geghard and Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Garni (Charent's Arch, Garni Gorge, &more), Byurakan (Kari Lake & Amberd Fortress) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Cafesjian Center for the Arts, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and make a trip to Republic Square.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Yerevan driving holiday tool.

Traveling by car from Goris to Yerevan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Byurakan, Ashtarak, Khor Virap
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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