8 days in Armenia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Dilijan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Dubai

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and The Monastery of Geghard. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Vernissage Market and Gala Art Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Garni (Garni Temple & Charent's Arch) and Golden Grape Armas Estate (in Nor Yedesia). The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caucasus Mountains, admire the masterpieces at Arev Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, and make a trip to Northern Avenue Pedestrian Street.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Yerevan is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in April: high temperatures in Yerevan hover around 23°C and lows are around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Garni, Mount Aragats, Khor Virap, Golden Grape Armas Estate, The Monastery of Geghard
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dilijan National Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dilijan driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Dilijan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature
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Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), then do a tasting at Hin Areni Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and then explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Areni online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Areni

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Old Bridge Winery
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Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)

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