13 days in Georgia Itinerary

13 days in Georgia Itinerary

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13 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Kiev
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Batumi
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Poti
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Zugdidi
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
4
Jvari
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Mestia
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Gudauri
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Kiev

3
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.
On the 16th (Thu), get outside with Mtirala National Park, take in the exciting artwork at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Batumi Brewery Batumuri, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Armenian Apostolic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Makhuntseti Waterwall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Batumi Boulevard, and then do a tasting at Adjarian Wine House.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Batumi holiday tool .

Kiev, Ukraine to Batumi is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Kiev to Batumi, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kiev in January, expect nights in Batumi to be a bit warmer, around 5°C, while days are warmer, around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Poti.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Makhuntseti Waterwall, Adjarian Wine House, Mtirala National Park
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Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Makhuntseti Waterwall ©
Makhuntseti Waterwall
Mtirala National Park ©
Mtirala National Park

2
nights
Poti

Poti ©
On the 18th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Kolkheti National Park, then get great views at Poti Lighthouse, and then steep yourself in history at Poti Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Town-Fortress Nokalakevi and then see a world frozen in time at Fortress Shkhepi.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Poti trip planner .

You can drive from Batumi to Poti in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in January, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Zugdidi.

Things to do in Poti

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Senaki
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Poti Lighthouse ©
Poti Lighthouse
Poti Cathedral ©
Poti Cathedral
Kolkheti National Park ©
Kolkheti National Park

few
hours
Zugdidi

Zugdidi
Zugdidi is a city in the Western Georgian historical province of Samegrelo (Mingrelia). For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zugdidi attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Poti to Zugdidi takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Poti in January: highs in Zugdidi hover around 5°C, while lows dip to 5°C. You'll set off for Jvari on the 20th (Mon).

Things to do in Zugdidi

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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1
night
Jvari

Jvari ©
On the 20th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Christ The Savior Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jvari day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zugdidi to Jvari takes an hour. In January in Jvari, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow time for travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Jvari

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Christ The Savior Cathedral
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Inguri Dam ©
Inguri Dam

5
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. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography and Ushguli Ethnographic Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Mountain Ushba and Chaladi Glacier. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mestia: Love Tower (in Bogreshi), Katskhi Pillar (in Katskhi) and Ushguli (Shkhara Glacier, LaMaria Church, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mikheil Khegiani House Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ski Resort Tetnuldi, and hit the slopes at Khatsvali Ski Resort.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mestia trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Jvari to Mestia takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Jvari in January, things will get little chillier in Mestia: highs are around -1°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Gudauri.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trips

Ushguli, Katskhi Pillar, Love Tower
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Khatsvali Ski Resort ©
Khatsvali Ski Resort
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba

1
day
Gudauri

Gudauri ©
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof and then pause for some photo ops at Russian Georgian Friendship Monument.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Gudauri tour itinerary planning website .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mestia to Gudauri in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gudauri

Historic Sites
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Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof ©
Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof
Russian Georgian Friendship Monument ©

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