27 days in Armenia Itinerary

27 days in Armenia Itinerary

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27 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Yerevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Abovyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Dilijan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Vagharshapat
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
5
Byurakan
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
6
Ohanavan
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Garni
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
8
Geghard
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Ararat Province
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
10
Areni
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
12
Goris
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
13
Jermuk
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque), Yerevan Brandy Factory, Yerevan Mall, and other attractions you added. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Cafesjian Center for the Arts, examine the collection at Parajanov Museum, pause for some photo ops at Avetik Isahakyan Monument, and don't miss a visit to Erebuni Town-Fortress.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Yerevan road trip planner .

Amsterdam, Holland to Yerevan is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Yerevan is 3 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, you will find days in Yerevan are much hotter (40°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Abovyan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Photo Atelier Marashlyan ©
Photo Atelier Marashlyan

1
night
Abovyan

Abovyan ©
Abovyan or Abovian, is a town in Armenia within the Kotayk Province. You've now added Saint Hovhannes Church to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ptghni Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Hovhannes Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Abovyan route planner .

Traveling by car from Gyumri to Abovyan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gyumri to Abovyan due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gyumri in August: high temperatures in Abovyan hover around 41°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off toAshtarak.

Things to do in Abovyan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kecharis Monastery
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Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Goshavank Monastery as well as Haghartsin Monastery. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, then stroll through Hayravank Monastery, and finally don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dilijan vacation maker site .

You can drive from Abovyan to Dilijan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Dilijan, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Gyumri.

Things to do in Dilijan

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park
Sharambeyan Street ©
Sharambeyan Street

1
night
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. On the 28th (Sun), take in breathtaking views at Kasagh River, explore the ancient world of Zvartnots Temple, then make a trip to Echmiadzin Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gayane Church. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shoghakat Church, then admire the masterpieces at Khoren Ter-Harutyunyan Museum, then examine the collection at Sardarapat Memorial, and finally get a new perspective on nature at National Museum of Armenian Ethnography and History of the Liberation Struggle.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Vagharshapat trip planning app .

You can drive from Dilijan to Vagharshapat in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Vagharshapat, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Byurakan.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kasagh River
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Kasagh River ©
Kasagh River
Zvartnots Temple ©
Zvartnots Temple

1
night
Byurakan

Byurakan ©
Byurakan, is a major village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the slope of Mount Aragats. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Amberd Fortress. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Amberd Fortress, steep yourself in history at Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, then learn about winemaking at Golden Grape Armas Estate, then explore the activities along Kari Lake, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vahramashen Church.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Byurakan trip maker website .

Byurakan is just a short distance from Ashtarak. In July in Byurakan, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ohanavan.

Things to do in Byurakan

Historic Sites Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Golden Grape Armas Estate
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Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory ©
Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory
Kari Lake ©
Kari Lake
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress

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nights
Ohanavan

Ohanavan ©
Hovhannavank Monastery has been added to your itinerary. On the 18th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Armenian Alphabet Monument and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hovhannavank Monastery.

Plan a Ohanavan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Ohanavan is just a stone's throw from Byurakan. In July in Ohanavan, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Garni.

Things to do in Ohanavan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Armenian Alphabet Monument
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Hovhannavank Monastery ©
Hovhannavank Monastery
Armenian Alphabet Monument ©
Armenian Alphabet Monument

3
nights
Garni

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Havuts Tar Monastery has been added to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, make a trip to Charent's Arch, explore the historical opulence of Kakavaberd Fortress, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Basaltic Organ.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Garni travel tool .

Traveling by car from Ashtarak to Garni takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. You will leave for Goris on the 18th (Sun).

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Havuts Tar Monastery ©
Havuts Tar Monastery
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge
Basaltic Organ ©
Basaltic Organ

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hours
Geghard

Geghard
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Monastery of Geghard. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Geghard trip planner .

Geghard is just a stone's throw from Garni. In July, daytime highs in Geghard are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Geghard

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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night
Ararat Province

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. You've now added Khor Virap to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn about winemaking at Tushpa Wine Cellar and then delve into the distant past at Khor Virap.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ararat Province trip planner .

You can drive from Geghard to Ararat Province in 2 hours. In July in Ararat Province, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Wineries Historic Sites
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Tushpa Wine Cellar ©
Tushpa Wine Cellar
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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hours
Areni

Areni
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Noravank Monastery has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Areni day trip planning app .

You can drive from Ararat Province to Areni in 1.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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1
night
Tatev

Tatev
You've now added Tatev Monastery to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tatev trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Areni to Tatev in 3 hours. On the 22nd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Goris.

Things to do in Tatev

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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5
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. You've now added Kotrats Caravanserai to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Sisian (Shaki Waterfall & Zorats Karer) and Vorotnavank Monastery (in Vorotan). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest, look for gifts at Goris Crochet, cruise along Ughtassar Petroglyphs, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Goris online journey maker .

You can drive from Tatev to Goris in an hour. You'll set off for Jermuk on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Goris

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sisian, Syunik Province, Vorotnavank Monastery
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Goris Rock Forest
Goris Rock Forest
Ughtassar Petroglyphs ©
Ughtassar Petroglyphs

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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Jermuk side-trips: Vanevan Monastery (in Artsvanist), Spandaryan Water Reservoir (in Tsghuk) and Makenis Monastery (in Makenis). There's lots more to do: admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall, pause for some photo ops at Jermuk Deer Monument, contemplate the waterfront views at Dolphin Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Surp Sion Monastery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Jermuk itinerary builder website .

Drive from Goris to Jermuk in 2 hours. On the 1st (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Jermuk

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Surp Sion Monastery, Makenis Monastery, Spandaryan Water Reservoir, Martiros Church, Arates Monastery
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Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Dolphin Lake ©
Dolphin Lake
Arpa River ©
Arpa River

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