26 days in Georgia Itinerary

26 days in Georgia Itinerary

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26 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Tbilisi
train + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Aspindza
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kutaisi
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Gagra
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Batumi
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
5
Mestia
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
6
Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Signagi
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Tbilisi
— 7 nights
End: Tbilisi

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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 30th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress and then delve into the distant past at Vardzia.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Aspindza trip itinerary builder site .

Tbilisi to Aspindza is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of train and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) 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

3
nights
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Venture out of the city with trips to Ubisa Monastery (in Ubisa) and Monastery Martvili (in Martivili). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Gelati Monastery, savor the flavors at Kutaisi Market, explore the historical opulence of Palace of Imeretian Kings Okros Chardakhi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi road trip planning app .

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Gagra.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ubisa Monastery, Monastery Martvili
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Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gagra: New Athos (Saint Simon the Canaanite Church, New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, & more) and Yupsharskiy Canyon (in Bzipi). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Ritsa, take in the dramatic scenery at Gegskiy Waterfall, and head outdoors with Goluboye Ozero.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gagra trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kutaisi to Gagra takes 4.5 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kutaisi to Gagra due to the time zone difference. In September in Gagra, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Gagra

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

New Athos, Yupsharskiy Canyon
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Anacopia Fortress ©
Anacopia Fortress
Lake Ritsa ©
Lake Ritsa
New Athos Cave ©
New Athos Cave

4
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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Batumi: Mirveti Waterfall (in Mirveti) and Makhuntseti Waterwall (in Keda). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Monument Ali and Nino, ponder the design of Dancing Fountains, Batumi, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Batumi trip maker website .

You can drive from Gagra to Batumi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gagra to Batumi due to the time zone difference. In September in Batumi, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirveti Waterfall, Gonio Fortress, Makhuntseti Waterwall
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Argo Cable Car ©
Argo Cable Car

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. On the 11th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Ushba, get outside with Chaladi Glacier, and then fly down the slopes at Khatsvali Ski Resort. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Ski Resort Tetnuldi, then examine the collection at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mestia driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Batumi to Mestia in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Batumi in September, things will get a bit cooler in Mestia: highs are around 17°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba

2
nights
Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda ©
On the 13th (Fri), 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. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Juta Valley and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda online tour itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mestia to Stepantsminda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Signagi.

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
Gveleti Waterfall ©
Gveleti Waterfall

3
nights
Signagi

Signagi ©
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Signagi: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels (in Gremi), Chubini Wine Cellar (in Shilda) and Nekresi Monastery Complex (in Kvareli). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alaverdi St. George Cathedral, look for all kinds of wild species at Lagodekhi National Reserve, and delve into the lush surroundings at Vashlovani National Park.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Signagi online itinerary planner .

Drive from Stepantsminda to Signagi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Signagi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kvareli, Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Alaverdi St. George Cathedral, Vashlovani National Park, Lagodekhi National Reserve
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Lagodekhi National Reserve ©
Lagodekhi National Reserve
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
Nekresi Monastery Complex ©
Nekresi Monastery Complex

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nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tbilisi: Gori (Stalin Museum & Uplistsiche Cave Town), Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri) and Mtskheta (Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Jvari Church, & more). There's lots more to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, and find something for the whole family at Mtatsminda Amusement Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tbilisi trip planner .

You can take a bus from Signagi to Tbilisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Gori, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace

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