15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

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15 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Montrose
Fly:  29​h
1
Alaverdi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Halidzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Garni
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Montrose

1
night
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then explore the historical opulence of Kayan Fortress, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghpatavank, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Hnevank Monastery, then explore the activities along Dzoraget River, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Ardvi Monastery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi driving holiday planning app .

Montrose, USA to Alaverdi is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Montrose to Alaverdi. Traveling from Montrose in June, things will get little chillier in Alaverdi: highs are around 75°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ardvi Monastery, Haghpatavank, Akhtala Monastery, Hnevank Monastery, Kobayr Monastery
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Mikoyan Brothers Museum ©
Mikoyan Brothers Museum

3
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Haghartsin Monastery and Monastery Sevanavank. Change things up with these side-trips from Dilijan: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Tsakhkadzor (Kecharis Monastery, Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, & more) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). Make the 22nd (Sat) an awe-inspiring day at Dilijan National Park. There's lots more to do: appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, explore the world behind art at The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, and make a trip to Goshavank Monastery.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dilijan trip planning website .

Getting from Alaverdi to Dilijan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan. Traveling from Alaverdi in June, expect Dilijan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 88°F and 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Halidzor.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Monastery Sevanavank, Goshavank Monastery, Noratus Cemetery, Hayravank Monastery
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park

2
nights
Halidzor

Halidzor ©
Halidzor, is a village in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, then make a trip to Aghitu Memorial, and finally get great views at Wings of Tatev. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Vorotnavank Monastery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Khustup, and then walk around Vazgen Sargsyan Central Park.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Halidzor route site .

Drive from Dilijan to Halidzor in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Garni.

Things to do in Halidzor

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Kapan, Vorotnavank Monastery
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Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Shaki Waterfall ©
Shaki Waterfall

2
nights
Garni

Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, delve into the distant past at Havuts Tar Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Garni trip planner.

Getting from Halidzor to Garni by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in June, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Garni

Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, Walking tours
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Walking tours
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Echmiadzin Monastery and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. Get out of town with these interesting Vagharshapat side-trips: Yerevan (Lovers' Park, Charles Aznavour Square, & more) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat).

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Vagharshapat visit app .

You can drive from Garni to Vagharshapat in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Yerevan, Khor Virap
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Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery

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