16 days in Georgia Itinerary

16 days in Georgia Itinerary

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16 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  4​h
1
Tbilisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Aspindza
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kutaisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Gagra
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Batumi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Manama

4
nights
Tbilisi

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Jvari Church in Mtskheta (about 38 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, take a memorable drive along Rustaveli Avenue, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi journey site .

Manama, Bahrain to Tbilisi is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manama to Tbilisi due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manama in August: highs in Tbilisi hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jvari Church
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Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi ©
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi
Mtatsminda Amusement Park ©
Mtatsminda Amusement Park
Rustaveli Avenue ©
Rustaveli Avenue

2
nights
Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elias the Prophet Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Gveleti Waterfall and then appreciate the views at Juta Valley.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda route website .

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Aspindza.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juta Valley
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gveleti Waterfall ©
Gveleti Waterfall
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church

1
night
Aspindza

Aspindza ©
Aspindza is a daba in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793, mostly ethnic Georgians. On the 12th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress and then delve into the distant past at Vardzia.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Aspindza day trip site .

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Aspindza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites
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Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress

2
nights
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Motsameta Monastery, admire the landmark architecture of Gelati Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral, then explore the fascinating underground world of Prometheus Cave, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Intsira. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Monastery Martvili, explore the stunning scenery at Okatse Canyon, and then browse the fresh offerings at Kutaisi Market.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Aspindza to Kutaisi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Kutaisi sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gagra.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Waterfall Intsira, Monastery Martvili
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Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave
Okatse Canyon ©
Okatse Canyon
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery

3
nights
Gagra

Gagra ©
Once popular as a health resort during Imperial Russian and Soviet times, Gagra today attracts a small contingent of international visitors seeking ideal summer weather and its seaside promenade, which hugs the coastline of the Black Sea.
Get out of town with these interesting Gagra side-trips: Yupsharskiy Canyon (in Bzipi) and New Athos (Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot, New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, & more). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Rica, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall of Lovers, and get outside with Goluboye Ozero.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Gagra trip maker tool .

Drive from Kutaisi to Gagra in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Kutaisi to Gagra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Gagra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

New Athos, Yupsharskiy Canyon
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Lake Ritsa ©
Lake Ritsa
Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall
New Athos Cave ©
New Athos Cave

3
nights
Batumi

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Batumi is known for parks, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Alphabetic Tower, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Batumi Dolphinarium, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Square.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Batumi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gagra to Batumi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Georgia Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Batumi are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gonio Fortress, Mirveti Waterfall
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Dolphinarium ©
Batumi Dolphinarium
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard

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