36 days in Armenia Itinerary

36 days in Armenia Itinerary

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36 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Charlotte
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Nor Yedesia
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Dilijan
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Tatev
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Yeghegnadzor
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Yerevan
— 13 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Charlotte

5
nights
Nor Yedesia

Nor Yedesia ©
Nor Yedesia is a village in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Golden Grape Armas Estate and Sardarapat Memorial. Museum-lovers will appreciate Machanents Museum and Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve. Change things up with these side-trips from Nor Yedesia: Byurakan (Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Amberd Fortress, & more), Vagharshapat (Zvartnots Temple, Saint Gayane Church, & more) and Talin Cathedral (in Talin). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, pause for some serene contemplation at Arakelots Monastery, explore the ancient world of Aghtamir Fortress, and explore the historical opulence of Dashtadem Fortress.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nor Yedesia road trip website .

Charlotte, USA to Nor Yedesia is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Charlotte to Nor Yedesia is 9 hours. Traveling from Charlotte in August, expect nights in Nor Yedesia to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 95°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dilijan.

Things to do in Nor Yedesia

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Byurakan, Dashtadem, Sardarapat Memorial, Arakelots Monastery
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 20:
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Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress
Saint Gayane Church ©
Saint Gayane Church
Harichavank Monastery ©
Harichavank Monastery

5
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.
Let the collections at The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan and Hovhannes Tumanyan House Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Haghartsin Monastery and Kecharis Monastery. Venture out of the city with trips to Noratus (Noratus Cemetery & St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery)), Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank) and Lake Sevan (in Lake Sevan). There's much more to do: try your luck at Royale Entertainment Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Makaravank Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dilijan online trip maker .

Getting from Nor Yedesia to Dilijan by car takes about 2 hours. August in Dilijan sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Fun & Games Casinos

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Noratus, Dsegh, Hayravank Monastery, Yenokavan Canyon
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 25:
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

5
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Tatev Monastery and Zorats Karer will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) and Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tatev: Goris (Goris Crochet, Museum of Axel Bakounts, & more), Church of St. Garabed in Tolors (in Tolors) and Meghri (Surb Astvatsatsin Church & St. Sargis Basilica Church).

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Tatev trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Tatev takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yeghegnadzor.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Goris, Kapan, Meghri, Sisian, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Zorats Karer ©
Zorats Karer
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

5
nights
Yeghegnadzor

Yeghegnadzor ©
Yeghegnadzor, is a town in Armenia and the capital of the Vayots Dzor Province. Let the collections at Vayots Dzor History Museum and Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Noravank Monastery and Areni Wine Factory. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yeghegnadzor: Yeghegis (Tsakhats Kar Monastery & Smbataberd Fortress), Arates Monastery (in Hermon) and Martuni (Amaras Monastery & Tnjri (Platan Tree)). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gndevank Monastery, don't miss a visit to Spitakavor Monastery, and delve into the distant past at Zorats Church.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Yeghegnadzor travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tatev to Yeghegnadzor by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Yeghegnadzor

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Areni, Yeghegis, Vernashen, Martuni, Jermuk
Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 4:
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Zorats Church ©
Zorats Church

13
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.
Head to Vernissage Market and Dalan Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and History Museum of Armenia. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni (Garni Temple & Charent's Arch) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). Dedicate the 7th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Khor Virap, make a trip to Republic Square, admire the masterpieces at Arev Art Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan vacation maker site .

Traveling by car from Yeghegnadzor to Yerevan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in September, and nighttime lows around 57°F. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Ararat Province, Karmravor Church, The Monastery of Geghard
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 17:
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

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