29 days in Armenia Itinerary

29 days in Armenia Itinerary

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Drive to Manchester Airport, Fly to Yerevan
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Yerevan
— 12 nights
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Tatev
— 2 nights
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Areni
— 2 nights
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Gyumri
— 4 nights
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Alaverdi
— 4 nights
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Dilijan
— 4 nights
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Yerevan — 12 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Amberd Fortress (in Byurakan), Geghard (Azhdaak Mountain & The Monastery of Geghard) and Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, explore the ancient world of Khor Virap, see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and make a trip to Republic Square.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan day trip planner.

Birmingham, UK to Yerevan is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Birmingham to Yerevan is 4 hours. When traveling from Birmingham in August, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Yerevan: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Tatev.
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Tatev — 2 nights

Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 14th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Zorats Karer, delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), and then make a trip to Vorotnavank Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery.

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You can drive from Yerevan to Tatev in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Areni.
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Areni — 2 nights

Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Momik Wines and then contemplate the waterfront views at Arpa River.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Areni trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Areni takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Gyumri.
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Gyumri — 4 nights

Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gyumri: Dashtadem Fortress (in Dashtadem) and Talin Cathedral (in Talin). And it doesn't end there: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, view the masterpieces at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, take in the spiritual surroundings of Harichavank Monastery, and examine the collection at Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gyumri trip planner.

You can drive from Areni to Gyumri in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Armenia Standard Time (AMT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Gyumri can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Alaverdi.
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Alaverdi — 4 nights

Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Explore Alaverdi's surroundings by going to Haghpat Monastery (in Haghpat), Akhtala Monastery (in Akhtala) and Kobayr Monastery (in Dsegh). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, steep yourself in history at Lori Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Horomayri Monastery, and explore the activities along Dzoraget River.

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Traveling by car from Gyumri to Alaverdi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. August in Alaverdi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dilijan.
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Dilijan — 4 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus), Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank) and Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor). The adventure continues: make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Dilijan travel route builder site.

Drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Armenia Standard Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alaverdi in August: high temperatures in Dilijan hover around 41°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Armenia travel guide

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A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.
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