43 days in Georgia Itinerary

43 days in Georgia Itinerary

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43 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  5​h
1
Tbilisi
— 9 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Mestia
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h
3
Batumi
— 7 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Sukhumi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Gagra
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
6
Kutaisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Borjomi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Signagi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Riyadh

9
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Balloon Rides and Mtatsminda Pantheon. Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri), David Gareja Monastery (in Udabno) and Uplistsiche Cave Town (in Gori). There's still lots to do: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, find something for the whole family at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, get outside with Rustaveli Avenue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sioni Church.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tbilisi holiday planner .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Tbilisi is an approximately 5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Tbilisi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in September, expect Tbilisi to be cooler, temps between 31°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, David Gareja Monastery, Uplistsiche Cave Town
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The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Balloon Rides
Rustaveli Avenue ©
Rustaveli Avenue

3
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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chaladi Glacier and Mountain Ushba. Get outdoors at Khatsvali Ski Resort and Ski Resort Tetnuldi. Change things up with a short trip to Love Tower in Bogreshi (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: get outside with Koruldi Lakes, see the interesting displays at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mestia holiday planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tbilisi to Mestia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tbilisi in September, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Mestia: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Khatsvali Ski Resort ©
Khatsvali Ski Resort
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba

7
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Makhuntseti Waterwall and Kolkheti National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Mtirala National Park and Bridge Mahuntseti. When in Batumi, make a side trip to see Reserve Ispani in Kobuleti, approximately 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, view the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", walk around 6 May Park, and get in on the family fun at Miracle Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Batumi route maker website .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mestia to Batumi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mestia in October, expect nights in Batumi to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Sukhumi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobuleti, Makhuntseti Waterwall, Kolkheti National Park
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Makhuntseti Waterwall ©
Makhuntseti Waterwall
Mtirala National Park ©
Mtirala National Park
Kolkheti National Park ©
Kolkheti National Park

4
nights
Sukhumi

Sukhumi ©
The capital of autonomous region Abkhazia, Sukhumi claims to be one of the oldest cities in the world. Ancient settlements from the Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages stand around the city, as do burial grounds adorned with bronze axes, arrowheads, bracelets, and ceramics.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anacopia Fortress and Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot. Visiting Sukhumi Monkey Nursery and New Athos Cave will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sukhumi: Pass Pyv (in Gudaut'a), New Athos (New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, Saint Simon the Canaanite Church, & more) and Cave Abrskila - Otapskaya Cave (in Ochamchira). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Sukhumi Botanical Garden, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Nika and Record Player, take in the views from Besleti Bridge, and explore the activities along Park With Swans.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sukhumi online route maker .

Drive from Batumi to Sukhumi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Batumi to Sukhumi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Sukhumi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

New Athos, Cave Abrskila - Otapskaya Cave, Pass Pyv
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Sukhumi Botanical Garden ©
Sukhumi Botanical Garden
Sukhumi Monkey Nursery ©
Sukhumi Monkey Nursery
New Athos Cave ©
New Athos Cave

6
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 in touch with nature at Gegskiy Waterfall and Goluboye Ozero. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alpine Meadows of Abkhazia and Mountain Mamdzyshha. Explore Gagra's surroundings by going to Yupsharskiy Canyon (in Bzipi), Ritsinskiy Relic National Park (in Gudaut'a) and Stalin's Summer Residence (in New Athos). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Pitsunda Beach, take in the dramatic scenery at Milky Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abaata Fortress, and contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall of Lovers.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gagra trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Sukhumi to Gagra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pitsunda, Bzipi, Stalin's Summer Residence, Stalin's Villa, Suspension Bridge Over the River Bzyb
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Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall
Mountain Mamdzyshha ©
Mountain Mamdzyshha
Lake Ritsa ©
Lake Ritsa

5
nights
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Okatse Canyon and Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve. Get in touch with nature at Martvili Canyons and Shaorskoye Reservoir. Get out of town with these interesting Kutaisi side-trips: Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum (in Zugdidi), Ubisa Monastery (in Ubisa) and Khobi Monastery (in Khobi). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Motsameta Monastery, steep yourself in history at Bagrati Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Parliament Building, and indulge your taste buds at Kutaisi Market.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kutaisi vacation planner .

Getting from Gagra to Kutaisi by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Georgia Time is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Kutaisi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Borjomi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Martvili Canyon, Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum, Baia's Wine, Ubisa Monastery, Khobi Monastery
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Okatse Canyon ©
Okatse Canyon
Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve ©
Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve
Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave

2
nights
Borjomi

Borjomi ©
Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia with a population of 10,546. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Green (Mtsvane) Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Cultural Heritage Monument Firuza, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Prometheus. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Rabati Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Borjomi Local Lore Museum, then steep yourself in history at Gogia Fortres, and finally stroll around Borjomi Central Park.

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Traveling by car from Kutaisi to Borjomi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Borjomi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rabati Castle
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Borjomi Central Park ©
Borjomi Central Park
Green (Mtsvane) Monastery ©
Green (Mtsvane) Monastery
Rabati Castle ©
Rabati Castle

2
nights
Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda ©
On the 26th (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Kazbek and then admire the sheer force of Gveleti Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gergeti Glacier, and then admire the verdant scenery at Trusso Valley.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Stepantsminda day trip tool .

Drive from Borjomi to Stepantsminda in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Glacier ©
Gergeti Glacier
Trusso Valley ©
Trusso Valley

4
nights
Signagi

Signagi ©
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Take a break from the city and head to Lagodekhi National Reserve and Vashlovani National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Nekresi Monastery Complex and Tsinandali Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Signagi: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels (in Gremi), Kvareli (Gremi & Graneli Winery) and Telavi (Alaverdi St. George Cathedral & Giant Plane Tree). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the history behind Sculpture "The Doctor on a Donkey", contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephan’s Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Signagi travel tool .

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to Signagi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Signagi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Signagi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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