23 days in Georgia Itinerary

23 days in Georgia Itinerary

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23 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  12​h 45​min
1
Udabno
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  1​h 45​min
2
Tbilisi
— 6 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mestia
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
4
Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Aspindza
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Kutaisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Gagra
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
8
Batumi
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Dammam

1
night
Udabno

Udabno ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of David Gareja Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Udabno itinerary planner .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Udabno is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Georgia Time (GET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Dammam in August: highs in Udabno hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Udabno

Historic Sites
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David Gareja Monastery ©
David Gareja Monastery

6
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble and Mtatsminda Pantheon. Visit The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta and Narikala Fortress for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Jvari Church, Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross, & more), Tsinandali Palace (in Tsinandali) and Alaverdi St. George Cathedral (in Telavi). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sioni Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Agmashenebeli Avenue, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, and take in the views from The Bridge of Peace.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Tbilisi online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Udabno to Tbilisi by combination of taxi and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Alaverdi St. George Cathedral, Tsinandali Palace, Uplistsiche Cave Town, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble ©
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
Sioni Church ©
Sioni Church

2
nights
Mestia

Mestia ©
Mestia is a highland townlet in northwest Georgia, at an elevation of 1500m in the Caucasus Mountains.General informationMestia is located in the Svaneti region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti province, some 128km northeast of the regional capital of Zugdidi. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, get outside with Chaladi Glacier, then examine the collection at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, and finally stroll through Khatsvali Ski Resort. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Ushguli ethnographic Museum, head outdoors with Koruldi Lakes, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Ushba.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mestia day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tbilisi to Mestia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tbilisi in August, expect nights in Mestia to be a bit warmer, around 31°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Ushguli ethnographic Museum
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Khatsvali Ski Resort ©
Khatsvali Ski Resort
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba

2
nights
Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gergeti Glacier, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): stroll the grounds of Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, appreciate the history behind Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Kazbek.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stepantsminda tour itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Mestia to Stepantsminda by combination of flight and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aspindza.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gudauri
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Glacier ©
Gergeti Glacier
Gveleti Waterfall ©
Gveleti Waterfall

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. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): steep yourself in history at Khertvisi Fortress and then explore the ancient world of Vardzia.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Aspindza tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to Aspindza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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. On the 22nd (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Palace of Imeretian Kings Okros Chardakhi, take in breathtaking views at Okatse Canyon, get engrossed in the history at Sport Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve, ponder the design of Colchis Fountain, then Head underground at Prometheus Cave, then pick up some local products at Kutaisi Market, and finally delve into the distant past at Bagrati Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kutaisi trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Aspindza to Kutaisi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daytime highs in Kutaisi are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Okatse Canyon ©
Okatse Canyon
Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gegskiy Waterfall and Alpine Meadows of Abkhazia. Escape the urban bustle at Mountain Mamdzyshha and Waterfall Girl's Tears. Explore Gagra's surroundings by going to New Athos (Saint Simon the Canaanite Church, Anacopia Fortress, & more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Pitsundsky State Historical and Architectural Reserve Vieliky Pitiunt, explore the activities along Lake Ritsa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abaata Fortress, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of Prince Oldenburgkiy.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Gagra online route planner .

Traveling by car from Kutaisi to Gagra takes 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Georgia Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August in Gagra, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

New Athos, Pitsundsky State Historical and Architectural Reserve Vieliky Pitiunt
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Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall
Mountain Mamdzyshha ©
Mountain Mamdzyshha
Saint Simon the Canaanite Church ©
Saint Simon the Canaanite Church

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Makhuntseti Waterwall and Mtirala National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Batumi Boulevard and Church of St. Nicholas. There's much more to do: take in the views from Bridge Mahuntseti, admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens, walk around 6 May Park, and admire the local landmark of Fountain Of Neptun.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Batumi online visit planner .

You can drive from Gagra to Batumi in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Gagra to Batumi is 1 hour. August in Batumi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Makhuntseti Waterwall, Mtirala National Park
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Makhuntseti Waterwall ©
Makhuntseti Waterwall
Mtirala National Park ©
Mtirala National Park
Church of St. Nicholas ©
Church of St. Nicholas

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