14 days in Georgia & Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Georgia & Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Fly:  4 h
1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Mtskheta, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  7 h 15 min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
4
Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  2 h 30 min
5
Selcuk, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

3
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

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.
You've added Narikala Fortress, Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, National Botanical Garden of Georgia, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 28th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Botanical Garden of Georgia, and then get great views at Tbilisi Funicular.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tbilisi trip planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tbilisi is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Tbilisi to be cooler, temps between 36°C and 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Mtskheta.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Parks Transportation
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Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi ©
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

1
night
Mtskheta, Georgia

Mtskheta ©
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Jvari Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Mtskheta trip builder app.

Mtskheta is just a short distance from Tbilisi. In July in Mtskheta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

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 ©
Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
You've now added Bosphorus Strait to your itinerary. Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, make a trip to Hippodrome, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and pause for some photo ops at Sultanahmet Square.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mtskheta to Istanbul. Traveling from Mtskheta to Istanbul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mtskheta in August, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

1
night
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uchisar Castle as well as Fairy Chimneys. On the 4th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle and then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Uchisar Castle
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys

4
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Family-friendly places like Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA and Yali Castle Aquapark will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Goreme to Selcuk in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Selcuk, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Yali Castle Aquapark, Sirince Koyu
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
Yali Castle Aquapark ©
Yali Castle Aquapark

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