Armenia
The perfect 7 days itinerary

Armenia, a small country nestled in the South Caucasus region of Eurasia, is a captivating blend of history, culture, and breathtaking landscapes. Known as the first country to officially adopt Christianity, it's home to countless ancient monasteries, churches, and archaeological sites. The capital city, Yerevan, is a vibrant metropolis with a rich cultural scene. The country's natural beauty, from the stunning Lake Sevan to the majestic Mount Ararat, is equally impressive. Let's embark on a 7-day journey to explore the wonders of Armenia.

What to do in Armenia?

This 7 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Armenia. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring the Capital City, Yerevan

Morning

Start your day at the Republic Square, the heart of Yerevan. Visit the History Museum of Armenia and the National Gallery located on the square.

Afternoon

Head to the Cascade Complex, a giant stairway with beautiful fountains and sculptures. Climb to the top for a panoramic view of the city with Mount Ararat in the background.

Evening

Stroll around the Opera House and Swan Lake, and enjoy a traditional Armenian dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 2: A Day of History and Culture

Morning

Visit the Matenadaran, a repository of ancient manuscripts. Then head to the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex, dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

Afternoon

Explore the Vernissage Market, a large open-air market selling a variety of goods, from traditional Armenian crafts to antiques.

Evening

Enjoy a performance at the Yerevan State Puppet Theatre or the State Opera and Ballet Theatre.


Day 3: Exploring Ancient Monasteries

Morning

Travel to the Khor Virap Monastery, located near the Turkish-Armenian border. The monastery offers a stunning view of Mount Ararat.

Afternoon

Visit the Noravank Monastery, nestled in a narrow gorge made by the Amaghu River. The monastery's two-story Surb Astvatsatsin Church is a unique architectural structure.

Evening

Return to Yerevan and relax at a local café or wine bar.


Day 4: A Day at Lake Sevan

Morning

Travel to Lake Sevan, one of the largest high-altitude lakes in the world. Visit the Sevanavank Monastery located on the peninsula.

Afternoon

Enjoy a picnic by the lake or try some local seafood at a lakeside restaurant.

Evening

Return to Yerevan and enjoy a leisurely evening in the city.


Day 5: Exploring the Countryside

Morning

Visit the ancient Geghard Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site partially carved out of the adjacent mountain.

Afternoon

Head to the Garni Temple, the only standing Greco-Roman colonnaded building in Armenia and the former Soviet Union.

Evening

Return to Yerevan and enjoy a traditional Armenian meal at a local restaurant.


Day 6: A Day in Dilijan

Morning

Travel to the town of Dilijan, often referred to as 'Armenian Switzerland' for its stunning natural beauty. Visit the Haghartsin Monastery located in the forest.

Afternoon

Explore the old town of Dilijan with its traditional Armenian architecture.

Evening

Return to Yerevan and relax at a local café or wine bar.


Day 7: Last Day in Yerevan

Morning

Visit the Yerevan Brandy Company for a tour and tasting of the famous Armenian brandy.

Afternoon

Spend your last afternoon shopping for souvenirs at the local markets.

Evening

Enjoy a farewell dinner at a traditional Armenian restaurant and reflect on your unforgettable journey through Armenia.


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