30 days in Armenia Itinerary

30 days in Armenia Itinerary

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30 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Steamboat Springs
Travel:  144 h
1
Goris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Jermuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Areni
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Yerevan
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Dilijan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Alaverdi
— 3 nights
Travel:  144 h
End: Steamboat Springs

2
nights
Goris

Goris ©
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer, then explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Goris road trip planning website.

Steamboat Springs, USA to Goris is an approximately 144- hour travel. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 11 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Jermuk.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sisian, Old Khndzoresk, Tatev Monastery
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Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Gndevank Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at Arates Monastery, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs, and finally admire the sheer force of Jermuk Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation and then don't miss a visit to Spitakavor Monastery.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jermuk trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Goris to Jermuk takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Jermuk

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vernashen, Arates Monastery
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Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Gndevank Monastery ©
Gndevank Monastery
Arates Monastery ©
Arates Monastery

1
night
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Areni itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jermuk to Areni takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Khosrov Forest State Reserve. Explore hidden gems such as The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Megerian Carpet Museum. Explore Yerevan's surroundings by going to The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni (Garni Temple & Garni Gorge) and Tushpa Wine Cellar (in Taperakan). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of National Gallery of Armenia, admire the landmark architecture of Saint Hripsime Church, admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Yerevan online travel planner.

Drive from Areni to Yerevan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Yerevan sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Ararat Province, The Monastery of Geghard, Master Levon's Divine Underground
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Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Noratus Cemetery and Goshavank Monastery. Step out of the city life by going to Hayravank Monastery and Dilijan National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dilijan: Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan), St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery) (in Noratus) and Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Matosavank Monastery, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Folk Art (Sharambeyan Centre of Popular Creation in Dilijan).

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dilijan trip app.

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Dilijan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Alaverdi

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. On the 30th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, step into the grandiose world of Kayan Fortress, delve into the distant past at Haghpat Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akhtala Monastery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then snap pictures at Sanahin Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kobayr Monastery, and finally explore the ancient world of Hnevank Monastery.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alaverdi trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Dilijan to Alaverdi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dilijan to Alaverdi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dilijan in June: high temperatures in Alaverdi hover around 75°F and lows are around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kobayr Monastery, Akhtala Monastery, Hnevank Monastery, Haghpat Monastery
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Haghpat Monastery ©
Haghpat Monastery
Akhtala Monastery ©
Akhtala Monastery
Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church

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