11 days in Armenia Itinerary

11 days in Armenia Itinerary

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11 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Alaverdi
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yerevan
— 5 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles

1
day
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. On the 2nd (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of Sanahin, then take in the views from Sanahin Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alaverdi day trip planning site .

Los Angeles, USA to Alaverdi is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Alaverdi, with lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kobayr Monastery
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery, then explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, and finally Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Areni driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Alaverdi to Areni takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Armenia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Areni

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 4th (Thu), explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, snap pictures at Melik Tangi Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then explore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goris online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Areni to Goris by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, Tatev Monastery, Melik Tangi Bridge, Old Khndzoresk
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

5
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.
Appreciate the collections at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Megerian Carpet Museum. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Dalan Art Gallery and Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan. Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Garni (Garni Temple & Garni Gorge), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, and take an in-depth tour of National Art Gallery.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Goris to Yerevan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Yerevan sees daily highs of 94°F and lows of 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Kecharis Monastery, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

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