12 days in Armenia & Tbilisi Itinerary

12 days in Armenia & Tbilisi Itinerary

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12 days in Armenia & Tbilisi Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly + Drive:  12​h 15​min
1
Vagharshapat, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Areni, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tatev, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Geghard, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
Vagharshapat, Armenia

Vagharshapat ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Yerevan (Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Salt Sack, & more) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat).

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vagharshapat tour website .

London, UK to Vagharshapat is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Armenia Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, expect nights in Vagharshapat to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are warmer, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

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

1
night
Areni, Armenia

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 8th (Thu), explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and finally do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Areni trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Vagharshapat to Areni in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Old Bridge Winery
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

1
night
Tatev, Armenia

Tatev ©
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), then take some stellar pictures from Wings of Tatev, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tatev trip planner .

Getting from Areni to Tatev by car takes about 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Geghard.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Wings of Tatev, Bgheno-Noravank Monastery
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge)

1
night
Geghard, Armenia

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 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Havuts Tar Monastery, contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Geghard day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Tatev to Geghard takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Geghard

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garni
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Havuts Tar Monastery ©
Havuts Tar Monastery

5
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Gori (Uplistsiche Cave Town & Monument to the Defenders of the Fortress). Dedicate the 11th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, learn about winemaking at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tbilisi journey maker website .

Explore your travel options from Geghard to Tbilisi with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Theme Parks Tours Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gori
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The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi ©
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi

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