9 days in Armenia Itinerary

9 days in Armenia Itinerary

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9 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  23​h
1
Lake Sevan
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tatev
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Yerevan
— 4 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Akhtamar at Lake Sevan, then make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), and finally explore the activities along Lake Sevan.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Lake Sevan day trip app .

Los Angeles, USA to Lake Sevan is an approximately 23-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Lake Sevan. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery)
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Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, and finally Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Areni trip app .

You can drive from Lake Sevan to Areni in 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

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Tatev

Tatev ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get great views at Wings of Tatev, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, then explore the striking landscape at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tatev tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Areni to Tatev takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wings of Tatev, Bgheno-Noravank Monastery
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©

4
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Garni (Charent's Arch & Garni Temple), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). Dedicate the 6th (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, explore the galleries of Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, and don't miss a visit to Yerevan Cascade.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Yerevan tour itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Tatev to Yerevan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach 94°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

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