9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

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9 days in Armenia Itinerary

Chicago
Fly:  28​h
Dilijan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Goris
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
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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.
On the 2nd (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Parz, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sargis Chapel, and finally make a trip to Goshavank Monastery.

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Chicago, USA to Dilijan is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Dilijan, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in April, expect nights in Dilijan to be about the same, around 45°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Dilijan

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

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Lake Parz ©
Lake Parz
Goshavank Monastery ©
Goshavank Monastery

3
days
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Garni Temple (in Garni). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, savor the flavors at Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Lovers' Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yerevan attractions planning website .

Getting from Dilijan to Yerevan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Yerevan

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Garni Temple, Khor Virap, The Monastery of Geghard
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

2
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Goris

Goris ©
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge, make a trip to Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk, then delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Yerevan to Goris takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Goris are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goris

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trips

Syunik Province, Sisian, Tatev Monastery
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Old Khndzoresk ©
Old Khndzoresk

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