5 days in Yerevan, Gyumri & Akhalkalaki Itinerary

5 days in Yerevan, Gyumri & Akhalkalaki Itinerary

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Yerevan, Armenia
— 1 night
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Gyumri, Armenia
— Few hours
3
Akhalkalaki, Georgia
— 1 night

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Yerevan, Armenia

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard, thentake some stellar pictures from Charent's Arch, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Hovhannes Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Republic Square, thenadmire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Yerevan tour builder tool.

If you are flying in from Iran, the closest major aiport is Zvartnots International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Yerevan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to take a shuttle to Gyumri.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, Saint Hovhannes Church
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Walking tours
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

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Gyumri, Armenia

Gyumri
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gyumri itinerary maker site.

Traveling by shuttle from Yerevan to Gyumri takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Armenia Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Yerevan in August; daily highs in Gyumri reach °C and lows reach °C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Akhalkalaki.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Akhalkalaki, Georgia

Akhalkalaki ©
You've now added Khertvisi Fortress to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress and then step into the grandiose world of Akhalkalaki Castle.

For maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Akhalkalaki trip planning site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gyumri to Akhalkalaki. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gyumri to Akhalkalaki due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akhalkalaki

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aspindza, Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi
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Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi ©
Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi
Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress

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