15 days in Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Armenia Itinerary

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15 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  20​h
1
Yerevan
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Areni
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Dilijan
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  23​h
End: Los Angeles

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Caucasus Mountains and Mount Aragats. Museum-lovers will appreciate Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and History Museum of Armenia. Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to Armenia Wine Company (in Sasunik), Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery & Saint Gayane Church) and Kari Lake (in Byurakan). Dedicate the 4th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the awesome beauty at Garni Gorge, and make a trip to Yerevan Cascade.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Yerevan trip builder tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of flight, car, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Yerevan is 12 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in August, expect nights in Yerevan to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 95°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Areni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Mount Aragats, Master Levon's Divine Underground
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
History Museum of Armenia ©
History Museum of Armenia

2
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass). On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, then take an in-depth tour of Vayots Dzor History Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mozrov Cave.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Areni road trip website .

You can drive from Yerevan to Areni in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Yeghegnadzor, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation
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Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) ©
Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge

4
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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.
Get outdoors at Hayravank Monastery and Dilijan National Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan), Lake Sevan (in Lake Sevan) and Lastiver Cave (in Ijevan). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan).

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dilijan trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Areni to Dilijan takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in August, and nighttime lows around 68°F. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hayravank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Goshavank Monastery, Lastiver Cave
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Dilijan National Park ©
Dilijan National Park

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