Weeks 1 & 2
|Armenia||Starting at Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, there’s easily enough to do here both in and around the city to fill up a few interesting days. Museums such as the History Museum of Armenia or The Mesrop Mashtots Institute of Ancient Manuscripts, or short day trips out to Garni Temple, Geghard Monastery or Zvartnots Cathedral can be rewarding experiences at any time of year. It might also be a good idea to visit the holy town of Vagharshapat to the west of here where you’ll find the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin Cathedral. Head next to the high-altitude Lake Sevan about an hour and a half away, where visits to Sevanavank Monastery and the Noratus Khachkars Cemetery are obligatory, before continuing north to the pleasant alpine town of Dilijan. It’s easy enough to spend a few days here hiking about Dilijan National Park visiting some fantastic monasteries such as Goshavank Monastery and Haghartsin Monastery on the way. After you’ve finished in that region, you can either choose to head northeast for an hour to Ijevan or northwest for two hours to Alaverdi. Again, as with many destinations in Armenia, the best things to do here are hike, explore the surrounding countryside and visit the many historical and impressive monasteries on offer. Sanahin Monastery and Haghpat Monastery are particularly worth visiting. Finally, you’ll want to head north to the border town of Bagratashen to take the easy Bagratashen to Sadakhlo Border Crossing into Georgia.|
Weeks 3 & 4
|Georgia||Once you’ve crossed the border at Sadakhlo, you’ll want to head north to the beautiful and historical capital Tbilisi. It’s easy enough to spend a while here exploring the many free sights on offer in the city such as The Chronicle of Georgia Monument or the Kartlis Deda Statue, but here’re some excellent day trips to be found here too and we recommend using Tbilisi as a base. A day trip to Mtskheta seems like the best first option, and a day trip to Gori to visit Uplistsikhe Cave City is easy and interesting too. It then might be a good idea to head north for three hours up the Military Highway to Stepantsminda (Kazbegi), where you’ll find the archetypal picture-postcard Gergeti Holy Trinity Church with its Mount Kazbek backdrop. There’s some fantastic hiking to be had here and you could easily spend a few days in this region. If you’re visiting in the winter season, it might be a good idea to stop at Gudauri Ski Resort in Gudauri on your way back to the capital, otherwise you’ll want to head west next for two hours to the pleasant spa town of Borjomi for some hiking in the national park. Borjomi also offers excellent access to Bakuriani (for more skiing at Didveli Ski Resort), but also to Akhaltsikhe, Khertvisi Fortress and Vardzia Cave Monastery. Once you feel like you’ve seen enough, it’s only a three-hour bus back to Tbilisi, perhaps to relax in some thermal spas or sample the local wines before your flight home.|
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