48 hours is not enough for the best things to see in Armenia, but here are some places to go in Yerevan (or near locations) and things to do in Armenia for 2 days to help you experience the amazing attractions of Armenia and its colorful atmosphere.
To spend the time more productively, you can rent a car from Yerevan airport and start your short trip right from there.
10:00am- Indeed, there are so many places to go in Yerevan, but to start with you should go to Erebuni Historical-Archeological Museum-Reserve. The latter is situated on the slope of the hill Arin Berd, whereas the debrises of the Urartian city-fortress Erebuni is on the brow of the hill.
11:30am- to taste the smell of Armenia you should visit Ararat Brandy Museum. The factory was founded in 1888 and in 1900 in Paris the brandy received the legal right to be called cognac and the Grand-Prix after the blind degustation. Here you can taste different types of cognac and have a walk around the factory.
13pm- lunch break in welcoming and cozy restaurants or cafés in Yerevan. The food is really amazing, and tourists always favor the amazing Armenian cuisine and delicious food in the restaurants. You can choose from the list of traditional recipes to discover Armenian flavors, from dolma or kufta, lahmaju or spas, gata or pahlava and you will never regret it.
14:30pm- after a delicious lunch it’s time to visit Yerevan N2 Market. Here you will find all Armenian fruits and vegetables, greens and dried fruits, spices and beans, basturma and sujukh. Don’t forget to buy some natural honey and jams for family and friends.
16:00pm- rent a car and head out to the Holy city of Etchmiadzin. Etchmiadzin is a town with rich history and old churches in every corner. Besides the Mother Cathedral here are located also the churches of St. Gayane, St. Hripsime, St. Shoghakat and others. While driving back to capital you can visit the ruins of Zvartnots Cathedral built in the 7th century.