12 days in Georgia Itinerary

12 days in Georgia Itinerary

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12 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly + Drive:  26​h
1
Mestia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Ushguli
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kutaisi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Gudauri
— 3 nights
Drive:  45​min
5
Stepantsminda
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Mtskheta
— 1 night
train:  30​min
7
Tbilisi
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

1
day
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 27th (Fri), get outside with Chaladi Glacier and then examine the collection at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Mestia online trip itinerary maker .

Bangkok, Thailand to Mestia is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Georgia Time (GET), which is usually a -3 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in December, with highs in Mestia at -1°C and lows at -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ushguli.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Museums
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier

2
nights
Ushguli

Ushguli ©
To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ushguli road trip app .

Getting from Mestia to Ushguli by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to -1°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Ushguli

Museums Historic Sites
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Ushguli Ethnographic Museum ©
Ushguli Ethnographic Museum
LaMaria Church ©
LaMaria Church
Ushguli ethnographic Museum ©
Ushguli ethnographic Museum

1
night
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. On the 29th (Sun), explore the fascinating underground world of Prometheus Cave, ponder the design of Colchis Fountain, then admire the striking features of Bagrati Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Gelati Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi road trip planning website .

You can drive from Ushguli to Kutaisi in 5 hours. Traveling from Ushguli in December, expect Kutaisi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 11°C and 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Gudauri.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Prometheus Cave
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Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

3
nights
Gudauri

Gudauri ©
Gudauri is known for adventure, nature, spas, winter sports, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, explore the activities along Mineral Springs, glide through natural beauty at Sport&Ski Georgia, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Gudauri trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kutaisi to Gudauri in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Gudauri

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Mineral Springs ©
Mineral Springs
Skydiving
Russian Georgian Friendship Monument ©

few
hours
Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Gergeti Glacier and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Stepantsminda day trip planning tool .

Getting from Gudauri to Stepantsminda by car takes about an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Mtskheta.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Gergeti Glacier ©
Gergeti Glacier
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church

1
night
Mtskheta

Mtskheta ©
To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mtskheta attractions planning tool .

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to Mtskheta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January in Mtskheta, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Mtskheta

Historic Sites
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Jvari Church ©
Jvari Church
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross ©

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Tbilisi Wall Ruins, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then delve into the distant past at Narikala Fortress. On your second day here, savor the flavors at Food & Drink and then take in the views from The Bridge of Peace.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tbilisi trip builder tool .

Tbilisi is very close to Mtskheta. In January in Tbilisi, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours Historic Sites
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Walking tours
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
Food Tours

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