11 days in Georgia, Yerevan & Gyumri Itinerary

11 days in Georgia, Yerevan & Gyumri Itinerary

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Start: Memmingen, Germany
Drive + Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Mestia, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  1 h 45 min
3
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Shuttle:  2 h 15 min
5
Gyumri, Armenia
— Few hours
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
End: Memmingen, Germany

2
nights
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): admire the local landmark of Colchis Fountain, don't miss a visit to Bely Bridge, pick up some local products at Kutaisi Market, explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to David Agmashenebeli Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelati Monastery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi holiday planner.

Memmingen, Germany to Kutaisi is an approximately 8.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Memmingen to Kutaisi, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Memmingen in May, with highs in Kutaisi at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mestia.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Historic Sites Shopping
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Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral
Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery

2
nights
Mestia, Georgia

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. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Ushba, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and then examine the collection at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Koruldi Lakes, then get outside with Chaladi Glacier, then stroll through Khatsvali Ski Resort, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Love Tower.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Mestia driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Kutaisi to Mestia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kutaisi in May, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Mestia: temperatures range from 14°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Museums Parks

Side Trip

Love Tower
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba
Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography ©
Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography

4
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

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.
Tbilisi is known for historic sites, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take some stellar pictures from Tbilisi Funicular, head outdoors with Rustaveli Avenue, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tbilisi online trip builder.

Getting from Mestia to Tbilisi by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mestia in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tbilisi: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks
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Walking tours
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Republic Square.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Yerevan road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Yerevan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Gyumri.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, Charent's Arch
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

few
hours
Gyumri, Armenia

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
On the 1st (Mon), expand your understanding of the military at Black Fortress and then appreciate the history behind Mother Armenia.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Gyumri trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Yerevan to Gyumri by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yerevan to Gyumri. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Yerevan in June; daily highs in Gyumri reach 28°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites
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Black Fortress ©
Black Fortress

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