16 days in Armenia Itinerary

16 days in Armenia Itinerary

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16 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + Drive:  20​h 30​min
1
Tsakhkadzor
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Lake Sevan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Yerevan
— 6 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Toronto

2
nights
Tsakhkadzor

Tsakhkadzor ©
Tsakhkadzor serves as a mountain retreat for the well-off Armenians, offering pristine ski slopes throughout the winter season and plenty of fresh air and a refuge from the heat in the spring and summer.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kecharis Monastery, make a trip to Saint Harutyun Church, pause for some photo ops at Leonid Yengibarov Monument, then take an in-depth tour of Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, then kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, and finally stroll the grounds of Noratus Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Tue): explore the world behind art at The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tsakhkadzor online tour planner .

Toronto, Canada to Tsakhkadzor is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Armenia Time (AMT) is 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in March; daily highs in Tsakhkadzor reach 16°C and lows reach 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Lake Sevan.

Things to do in Tsakhkadzor

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Dilijan, Hayravank Monastery, Mount Aragats, Noratus Cemetery, Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum
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Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

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Lake Sevan

Lake Sevan ©
A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture.
On the 20th (Wed), explore the activities along Lake Sevan. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Amaras Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Makenis Monastery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Lake Sevan tour planning app .

Getting from Tsakhkadzor to Lake Sevan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Goris.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goshavank Monastery, Tavush Fort, St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), Makenis Monastery
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Makenis Monastery ©
Makenis Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

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nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, then explore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, then take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery. On the 24th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest, then examine the collection at Museum of Axel Bakounts, and finally explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge).

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Goris sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Lake Sevan to Goris in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Goris

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sisian, Tatev, Wings of Tatev
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Zorats Karer ©
Zorats Karer

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Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, then see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and finally take an in-depth tour of Vayots Dzor History Museum. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), then explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Areni trip builder app .

Traveling by car from Goris to Areni takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Yeghegnadzor, Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery

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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 Armenian Genocide Museum. Get outdoors at Caucasus Mountains and Basaltic Organ. Venture out of the city with trips to Garni (Garni Temple, Charent's Arch, & more), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). Dedicate the 30th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, don't miss a visit to Yerevan Cascade, and Head underground at Master Levon's Divine Underground.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Areni to Yerevan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Garni, Vagharshapat, Khor Virap, Master Levon's Divine Underground, Hovhannavank Monastery
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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