12 days in Armenia Itinerary

12 days in Armenia Itinerary

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12 days in Armenia Itinerary

Start: Yerevan
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Lake Sevan
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Geghard
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Tatev
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Vagharshapat
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
End: Yerevan

3
nights
Lake Sevan

A popular summer beach resort with an impressive medieval heritage, Lake Sevan offers relaxation spots combined with an in-depth introduction to the national culture.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lake Sevan: Wine Tours & Tastings (in Yerevan), Goshavank Monastery (in Gosh) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Sevan, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery), delve into the distant past at Yeghvard Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saghmosavank Monastery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Lake Sevan trip builder app .

Yerevan to Lake Sevan is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Geghard.

Things to do in Lake Sevan

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Noratus, Yeghvard Church, Wine Tours & Tastings, Goshavank Monastery, Bjni Church
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

2
nights
Geghard

Geghard ©
The tiny Armenian village of Geghard draws in many visitors who flock to admire the medieval Geghard monastery, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the activities along Azat Reservoir, contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Kaptavank Monastery and then take in the awesome beauty at Azhdaak Mountain.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Geghard online attractions planner .

Getting from Lake Sevan to Geghard by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Geghard are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tatev.

Things to do in Geghard

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Azat Reservoir, Garni Temple, Kaptavank Monastery
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Azat Reservoir ©
Azat Reservoir

3
nights
Tatev

Tatev ©
Get out of town with these interesting Tatev side-trips: Goris (Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings & Goris Rock Forest), Vorotnavank Monastery (in Vorotan) and Sisian (Aghitu Memorial, Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), & more).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tatev trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Geghard to Tatev takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sisian, Goris, Khndzoresk Swinging Bridge, Vorotnavank Monastery, Wings of Tatev
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge) ©
Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge)

3
nights
Vagharshapat

Vagharshapat ©
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Vagharshapat: Yerevan (Yerevan Cascade, Vernissage Market, & more) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat).

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vagharshapat day trip site .

You can drive from Tatev to Vagharshapat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Yerevan, Khor Virap
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery

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