22 days in Armenia Itinerary

22 days in Armenia Itinerary

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22 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Gyumri
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Alaverdi
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Jermuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Yerevan
— 8 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Los Angeles

3
nights
Gyumri

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Visit Marmashen Monastery and Arakelots Monastery for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life and The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters. Get out of town with these interesting Gyumri side-trips: Mastara Church (in Mastara), Talin Cathedral (in Talin) and Lmbatavank Church (in Artik). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Isahakyan House Museum, examine the collection at Antique Art Salon, find something for the whole family at Gyumri's Central Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Surp Astvatsatsin or Yot Verk (Seven Wounds) Church.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Gyumri online vacation planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Gyumri is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Gyumri. Traveling from Los Angeles in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Gyumri, with lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mastara Church, Talin Cathedral, Marmashen Monastery, Arakelots Monastery, Lmbatavank Church
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Arakelots Monastery ©
Arakelots Monastery
Lmbatavank Church ©
Lmbatavank Church

2
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Mikoyan Brothers Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church, then make a trip to Sanahin Bridge, then pause for some serene contemplation at Akhtala Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Khorakert Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Hnevank Monastery, then delve into the distant past at The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Alaverdi day trip planner .

Drive from Gyumri to Alaverdi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Alaverdi can reach 75°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Dsegh, Khorakert Monastery, Akhtala Monastery, Hnevank Monastery
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Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery

3
nights
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 some cultural insight at Noratus Cemetery and Kecharis Monastery. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dilijan National Park and Hayravank Monastery. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at The Geological Museum and Art Gallery of Dilijan, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Matosavank Monastery, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and explore the ancient world of Jukhtakvank Monastery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Dilijan trip maker app .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Alaverdi in June: high temperatures in Dilijan hover around 88°F and lows are around 60°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Jermuk.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hayravank Monastery, Kecharis Monastery, Noratus Cemetery, Goshavank Monastery
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Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

2
nights
Jermuk

Jermuk
Known as the source of much of the country's mineral water, the mountain spa town of Jermuk in truth quenches visitors' thirsts for much more besides.
On the 2nd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Tanahati Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Vayots Dzor History Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsakhats Kar Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Arates Monastery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Jermuk Waterfall. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gndevank Monastery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jermuk trip planner .

You can drive from Dilijan to Jermuk in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegnadzor, Tanahati Monastery, T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Arates Monastery
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Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 4th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris, then explore the striking landscape at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, then contemplate the long history of Melik Tangi Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Vorotnavank Monastery. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Garabed in Tolors, make a trip to Zorats Karer, then take in the dramatic scenery at Shaki Waterfall, and finally make a trip to Old Khndzoresk.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Goris driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Goris takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Vorotan, Old Khndzoresk, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Shaki Waterfall
Shaki Waterfall

8
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at National Art Gallery and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. Museum-lovers will appreciate Dalan Art Gallery and Megerian Carpet Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Garni (Garni Gorge, Charent's Arch, & more), Vagharshapat (Echmiadzin Monastery, Saint Gayane Church, & more) and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Sardarapat Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Hripsime Church, and get engrossed in the history at Yerevan History Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Goris to Yerevan takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 94°F in July, and nighttime lows around 68°F. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve, Golden Grape Armas Estate, Sardarapat Memorial
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