19 days in Armenia & Guria Region Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Tatev
Tatev, Armenia
— 1 night
Areni, Armenia
— 2 nights
Alaverdi, Armenia
— 2 nights
Dilijan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Yerevan, Armenia
— 8 nights
Fly to Batumi International Airport, Drive to Ureki
Ureki, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive to Batumi International Airport, Fly to Dubai


Tatev, Armenia — 1 night

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Tatev online visit planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tatev is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Areni.
Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Nov 28 — 29:

Areni, Armenia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church. On your second day here, do a tasting at Areni Wine Factory, learn about winemaking at Hin Areni Winery, and then do a tasting at Momik Wines.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Areni journey planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tatev to Areni. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Alaverdi.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:

Alaverdi, Armenia — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the activities along Dzoraget River and then see the interesting displays at Hovhannes Tumanyan House-Museum. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Mikoyan Brothers Museum, delve into the distant past at Sanahin Bridge, and then explore the ancient world of Haghpat Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alaverdi sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Areni to Alaverdi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Areni to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. In December in Alaverdi, expect temperatures between -1°C during the day and -13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Dilijan.
Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:

Dilijan, Armenia — 3 nights

Armenian Switzerland

Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dilijan: Tsakhkadzor (Leonid Yengibarov Monument, Memorial Museum of Orbeli Brothers, &more), Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan) and Lastiver Cave (in Yenokavan). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery and don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Dilijan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Alaverdi to Dilijan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Alaverdi to Dilijan is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alaverdi in December: high temperatures in Dilijan hover around 3°C and lows are around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to take a shuttle to Yerevan.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature · Parks
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 6:

Yerevan, Armenia — 8 nights

Pink City

Venture out of the city with trips to Geghard (The Monastery of Geghard & Azhdaak Mountain), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Garni Temple (in Garni). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, examine the collection at ARARAT Museum, hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan trip planning site.

Getting from Dilijan to Yerevan by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -7°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Tue) before leaving for Ureki.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Side Trips
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 14:

Ureki, Georgia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ureki Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ureki trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yerevan to Ureki. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yerevan in December, with highs in Ureki at 13°C and lows at 5°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Thu).
Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Armenia travel guide

Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.

Guria Region travel guide

Beaches · Theaters · Parks