16 days in Georgia Itinerary

16 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tbilisi
— 5 nights
Drive
2
Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
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Drive to Beslan, Fly to Sochi, Drive to New Athos
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New Athos
— 1 night
Drive
4
Batumi
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Kutaisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gori
— 1 night
Drive to Tbilisi International Airport, Fly to King Khaled International Airport

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Tbilisi

— 5 nights
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Jvari Church & Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross). On the 21st (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, soak in style at Turkish baths, step into the grandiose world of Narikala Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi online road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Tbilisi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Georgia Standard Time (GET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Riyadh in July: high temperatures in Tbilisi hover around 36°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Transportation

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 21:

Stepantsminda

— 2 nights
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
On the 22nd (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church, and then admire the verdant scenery at Trusso Valley. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Kazbek.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Stepantsminda route tool.

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to New Athos.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

New Athos

— 1 night
New Athos or Akhali Atoni is a town in the Gudauta raion of Abkhazia, situated some 22km from Sukhumi by the shores of the Black Sea. On the 24th (Sat), make a trip to New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, don't miss a visit to Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot, then make a trip to Anacopia Fortress, and finally Head underground at New Athos Cave.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Athos vacation maker site.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Stepantsminda to New Athos in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, train, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stepantsminda to New Athos. In July, daily temperatures in New Athos can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Batumi.

Things to do in New Athos

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 23 — 24:

Batumi

— 4 nights
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Go for a jaunt from Batumi to Gvara to see Gvara Fortress about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Batumi Dolphinarium, don't miss a visit to Gonio Fortress, and view the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo".

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Batumi online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from New Athos to Batumi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Georgia Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

Kutaisi

— 2 nights
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. On the 29th (Thu), admire the striking features of Bagrati Cathedral, ponder the design of Colchis Fountain, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelati Monastery, make a trip to David Agmashenebeli Square, then explore the fascinating underground world of Prometheus Cave, and finally explore the activities along Waterfall Intsira. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Okatse Canyon and then make a trip to Motsameta Monastery.

For where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kutaisi travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Batumi to Kutaisi by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. July in Kutaisi sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Gori.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:

Gori

— 1 night
Gori is a city in eastern Georgia, which serves as the regional capital of Shida Kartli and the centre of the homonymous administrative district. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): examine the collection at Stalin Museum, then delve into the distant past at Uplistsiche Cave Town, and then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Defenders of the Fortress.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gori route builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kutaisi to Gori takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Gori are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gori

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 30 — 31:

Georgia travel guide

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Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.