16 days in Armenia Itinerary

16 days in Armenia Itinerary

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16 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly + Drive:  23​h 30​min
1
Alaverdi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Gyumri
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Goris
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Yerevan
— 9 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Washington DC

1
night
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi itinerary builder .

Washington DC, USA to Alaverdi is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Washington DC to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Washington DC in March, things will get a bit cooler in Alaverdi: highs are around 47°F and lows about 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gyumri.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kobayr Monastery, Akhtala Monastery
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Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

2
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Antique Art Salon, admire the striking features of Gyumri Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Arakelots Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Lmbatavank Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Harichavank Monastery. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Surp Astvatsatsin or Yot Verk (Seven Wounds) Church, take an in-depth tour of Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, take an in-depth tour of Mher Mkrtchyan Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Isahakyan House Museum, then explore the world behind art at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, and finally appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gyumri tour website .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Gyumri in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Gyumri can reach 47°F, while at night they dip to 24°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Goris.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Harichavank Monastery, Arakelots Monastery, Lmbatavank Church, Marmashen Monastery
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Arakelots Monastery ©
Arakelots Monastery
Lmbatavank Church ©
Lmbatavank Church

1
night
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 13th (Wed), delve into the mystery of Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, take in the views from Melik Tangi Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then make a trip to Zorats Karer, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk.

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You can drive from Gyumri to Goris in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gyumri to Goris due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Melik Tangi Bridge, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, Old Khndzoresk, Tatev Monastery
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

9
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. Do your shopping at Dalan Art Gallery and Dalma Garden Mall. Venture out of the city with trips to Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor), Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). And it doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Golden Grape Armas Estate, contemplate the long history of The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, explore the historical opulence of Amberd Fortress, and explore the galleries of Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Yerevan day trip planning app .

You can drive from Goris to Yerevan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Ararat Province, Kecharis Monastery, Golden Grape Armas Estate
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Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress

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