26 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

26 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

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26 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
2
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
3
Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Dilijan, Armenia
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8​h 45​min
5
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Kvareli, Georgia
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + ferry:  6​h 15​min
7
Gagra, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Get some historical perspective at Baku Old City and Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Let the collections at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center and Azerbaijan Carpet Museum capture your imagination. Step out of Baku with an excursion to Pirsagi Beach in Pirsagi--about 38 minutes away. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, take an in-depth tour of H.Z. Taghiyev History Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, and take in the dramatic natural features at Yanar Dag.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Baku vacation maker tool .

Manchester, UK to Baku is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Baku is 4 hours. While traveling from Manchester, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Pirsagi Beach
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape ©

4
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar and Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi. Popular historic sites such as Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Uplistsiche Cave Town are in your itinerary. Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to Mtskheta (Samtavro Church & Jvari Church), Tsinandali (Tsinandali Palace & Shumi Winery) and Stalin Museum (in Gori). Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Rustaveli Avenue, pause for some serene contemplation at Chapel of Saint David, take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, and step into the grandiose world of Narikala Fortress.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi planning site .

Getting from Baku to Tbilisi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tbilisi are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Gori, Tsinandali
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Karalashvili's Wine Cellar ©
Karalashvili's Wine Cellar
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

4
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts and Armenian Genocide Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Let the collections at History Museum of Armenia and Komitas Museum-Institute capture your imagination. Go for a jaunt from Yerevan to Yeghvard to see Yeghvard Church about 36 minutes away. Dedicate the 6th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take in the exciting artwork at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan, and shop like a local with Northern Avenue Pedestrian Street.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan vacation maker .

Fly from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Tbilisi in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 16°C in Yerevan. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yeghvard Church, Master Levon's Divine Underground
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4
nights
Dilijan, Armenia

Dilijan ©
An alpine haven resting in a plush evergreen national park, Dilijan has made a name for itself as the "Armenian Switzerland." A much-loved spa town rich in culture and history, uncover the majestic 10th century monasteries, undisturbed scenic vistas, and hiking trails through undulating forest.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Monastery of Geghard and Garni Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Haghartsin Monastery and Hovhannavank Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Dilijan side-trips: Lake Sevan (in Lake Sevan), Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank) and Van Ardi Winery (in Ashtarak). The adventure continues: do a tasting at Armenia Wine Company, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Aragats, and gain insight at Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory.

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Traveling by car from Yerevan to Dilijan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Dilijan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Dilijan

Historic Sites Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Armenia Wine Company, Byurakan Astrophysical Observatory, Hovhannavank Monastery, Van Ardi Winery, Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

2
nights
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Popular historic sites such as Gergeti Trinity Church and St. Elias the Prophet Church are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Mt Kazbek and Gergeti Glacier. Step out of Stepantsminda with an excursion to Juta Valley in Juta--about 36 minutes away.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Stepantsminda trip itinerary planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dilijan to Stepantsminda. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Kvareli.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juta Valley
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
Gergeti Glacier ©
Gergeti Glacier

3
nights
Kvareli, Georgia

Kvareli ©
Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Get a sense of the local culture at Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar) and Chelti Winery. Museum-lovers will get to explore Ilia Chavchavadze's House & Museum and Gremi. Explore Kvareli's surroundings by going to Signagi (Marriage Palace & Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino), VELLINO Wine Cellar (in Kakabeti) and Lagodekhi National Reserve (in Lagodekhi). There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at Chubini Wine Cellar.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kvareli driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to Kvareli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Kvareli sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Gagra.

Things to do in Kvareli

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Signagi, Chateau Zegaani, Lagodekhi National Reserve, VELLINO Wine Cellar
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Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar) ©
Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar)
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
VELLINO Wine Cellar ©
VELLINO Wine Cellar

3
nights
Gagra, Georgia

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Gegskiy Waterfall and Lake Rica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gagra: New Athos (Saint Simon the Canaanite Church & New Athos Cave), Yupsharskiy Canyon (in Bzipi) and Sculpture Divers (in Pitsunda). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Central Beach, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Ptichiy Klyuv, explore the activities along Waterfall of Lovers, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Soldiers Who Died During the Great Patriotic War.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gagra driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and ferry from Kvareli to Gagra in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kvareli to Gagra due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Gagra can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

New Athos, Bzipi, Sculpture Divers
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Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall
Lake Rica ©
Lake Rica
New Athos Cave ©
New Athos Cave

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