18 days in Armenia Itinerary

18 days in Armenia Itinerary

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18 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  25​h
1
Yerevan
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hayravank
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Areni
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Goris
— 2 nights
Fly:  30​h
End: Sydney

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.
Get some cultural insight at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Garni Temple. Museum-lovers will get to explore History Museum of Armenia and Cafesjian Center for the Arts. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Byurakan (Kari Lake & Amberd Fortress), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Caucasus Mountains, explore the stunning scenery at Garni Gorge, stroll through Yerevan Zoo, and admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum.

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Sydney, Australia to Yerevan is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Sydney to Yerevan. In March, Yerevan is much colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Hayravank.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Garni, Byurakan, Vagharshapat, Mount Aragats, The Monastery of Geghard
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

2
nights
Hayravank

Hayravank ©
The quiet lakeside village of Hayravank brings in visitors with its small and historic monastery, one of the province's key cultural highlights.
Get in touch with nature at Hayravank Monastery and Lake Parz. Get a sense of the local culture at Noratus Cemetery and St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery). Change things up with these side-trips from Hayravank: Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan), Dilijan (Dilijan National Park & Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino) and Lake Sevan (in Lake Sevan).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hayravank journey planner .

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Hayravank takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Yerevan to Hayravank, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Yerevan in March, with highs in Hayravank at 10°C and lows at -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Hayravank

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dilijan, Lake Sevan, Noratus
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Lake Sevan ©
Lake Sevan

3
nights
Areni

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Noravank Monastery and Smbataberd Fortress. Escape the urban bustle at Jermuk Waterfall and Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass). Get out of town with these interesting Areni side-trips: Yeghegis (Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, & more), Selim Caravanserai (in Aghnjadzor) and Gndevank Monastery (in Jermuk). The adventure continues: explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, explore the striking landscape at Mozrov Cave, and Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Areni tour planner.

Getting from Hayravank to Areni by car takes about 2 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Hayravank to Areni is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hayravank in March: high temperatures in Areni hover around 17°C and lows are around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Goris.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Yeghegis, Jermuk, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Selim Caravanserai, Mozrov Cave
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Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery ©
Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery
Zorats Church ©
Zorats Church

2
nights
Goris

Goris
Goris, is a town in the southern Syunik Province of Armenia. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, then get great views at Wings of Tatev, then stop by Goris Crochet, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Goris itinerary maker .

You can drive from Areni to Goris in 2 hours. In March in Goris, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 2°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Goris

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Wings of Tatev, Tatev Monastery
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Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev

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