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The best time to travel in Armenia

In order to be able to enjoy good weather, it's best to travel to Armenia during autumn. However, if you plan to spend time in the mountains, summer's the best time (at the risk of being a little chilly!)

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The best time to go to Armenia is during Autumn: it's not too hot or too cold, it doesn't rain and the days are long. Avoid going during the summer if you can't stand the heat, and the winters can be quite cold as well. During spring, flowers bloom everywhere but it's also always raining, so having a great trip is a question of luck!

Explore Armenia's Towns

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Head to Erevan, the economic, cultural and political centre of the country. The historic centre is really magnificent and the surrounding area consists of hills and valleys. You should also visit Dilijan. Its mountainous landscapes serve to captivate its visitors. Echmiadzin is the most important place in the country for Armenian Christians. Autumn is the best time to visit Armenia's beautiful towns.

Explore Nature

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Armenia has several natural treasures to offer its visitors. You absolutely must visit Debed Canyon. There you'll find the Haghpat Monastery and the Sanahin Monastery as well as several little villages along the river. Lake Sevan, the Yeghegis Valley and of course Dilijan and its beautiful mountain landscapes are all great sites to visit as well. Travel in summer and autumn to be able to visit various locales in the absolute best conditions.

Tour the Monasteries

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Armenia is well-known for its monasteries. The Monastery of Geghard is not to be missed, along with the surrounding trees. There's a tradition of making a wish, then wrapping a strip of cloth around one of these trees. The Tatev Monastery is also quite well-known. It's classified as a heritage site by UNESCO and it offers an amazing view of Vorotan Canyon and the peaks of Karabakh. Finally, you can choose to climb Mount Aragats, the highest in Armenia. It's best to travel in summer or autumn.

Hiking and Mountaineering Trip

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Armenia is a dream come true for amateur hikers. Of course, you can climb the famous Mount Aragat in the summer or during autumnl. In Erevan, you can walk through the heart of the protected area controlled by the Kanach Foundation, the organisation behind the creation of hiking and mountaineering guides. It's best to travel during autumn to enjoy the best temperatures, or in the summer if you're headed to the mountains.

Ornithology Trip

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Whether you're a pro or just a casual bird enthusiast, Armenia is a choice destination for you More than 300 species have been observed and several endangered European species can be found there. It's best to travel in autumn if you want to use your trip to go bird watching, or during the spring if you're not too worried about showers.
Tiphaine Leblanc
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Updated 26 October 2018