11 days in Mestia & Stepantsminda Itinerary

11 days in Mestia & Stepantsminda Itinerary

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Drive to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Fly to Kopitnari Airport, Drive to Mestia
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Mestia
— 4 nights
Fly to Natakhtari airfield, Taxi to Stepantsminda
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Stepantsminda
— 5 nights
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Drive to Tbilisi International Airport, Fly to Lester B. Pearson International Airport, Drive to Blue Mountains

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Mestia

— 4 nights
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. Do some cultural sightseeing at LaMaria Church and Mikheil Khegiani House Museum. Visiting Koruldi Lakes and Mountain Ushba will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mestia: Inguri Dam (in Jvari), Ushguli (Shkhara Glacier, Ushguli Ethnographic Museum, &more) and Love Tower (in Bogreshi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Tobavarchkhili Lake, make a trip to Katskhi Pillar, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Resort Tetnuldi.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mestia trip planner.

Blue Mountains, Canada to Mestia is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Blue Mountains to Mestia, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Blue Mountains in June since evenings lows in Mestia dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Mestia

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

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Stepantsminda

— 5 nights
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gergeti Trinity Church. Get in touch with nature at Juta Valley and Aragvi River. Get a sense of the local culture at St. Elias the Prophet Church and Stepantsminda History Museum. Take a break from Stepantsminda with a short trip to Russian Georgian Friendship Monument in Gudauri, about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Gergeti Glacier, admire the sheer force of Gveleti Waterfall, appreciate the views at Trusso Valley, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Stepantsminda trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mestia to Stepantsminda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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