17 days in Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

17 days in Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Start: Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Batumi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
2
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
4
Ashtarak, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
5
Tatev, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  9 h 45 min
6
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Dammam, Saudi Arabia

3
nights
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Bring the kids along to Batumi Dolphinarium and Miracle Park. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Astronomical Clock, appreciate the history behind Monument Ali and Nino, and explore the world behind art at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo".

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Batumi trip planning tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Batumi is an approximately 7.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Georgia Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Dammam in October, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Batumi: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gonio Fortress
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Dolphinarium ©
Batumi Dolphinarium
Miracle Park ©
Miracle Park

1
night
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elias the Prophet Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Stepantsminda trip planning app.

Getting from Batumi to Stepantsminda by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
St. Elias the Prophet Church ©
St. Elias the Prophet Church

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi and Mtatsminda Amusement Park will thrill your kids. Take a break from Tbilisi with a short trip to Jvari Church in Mtskheta, about 40 minutes away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, explore the historical opulence of Narikala Fortress, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and get outside with Rustaveli Avenue.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi trip builder site.

Getting from Stepantsminda to Tbilisi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Ashtarak.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Jvari Church
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Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi ©
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi
Mtatsminda Amusement Park ©
Mtatsminda Amusement Park
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace

3
nights
Ashtarak, Armenia

Ashtarak ©
Ashtarak, is a town in the Aragatsotn Province of Armenia, located on the left bank of Kasagh River along the gorge, northwest of the capital Yerevan. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ashtarak: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Yerevan (Cafesjian Center for the Arts, Republic Square, &more) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, make a trip to Echmiadzin Monastery, and delve into the distant past at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ashtarak trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Tbilisi to Ashtarak with the Route module. Traveling from Tbilisi in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Ashtarak. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Ashtarak

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Yerevan, Vagharshapat, Garni Temple, Khor Virap, The Monastery of Geghard
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Republic Square ©
Republic Square

1
night
Tatev, Armenia

Tatev ©
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Bgheno-Noravank Monastery, take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), then take a memorable ride with Wings of Tatev, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tatev journey maker site.

Drive from Ashtarak to Tatev in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Transportation

Side Trip

Syunik Province
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Wings of Tatev ©
Wings of Tatev
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge) ©
Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge)

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Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Take a break from Baku with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, about 1h 05 min away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, and see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

Drive from Tatev to Baku in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Walking tours

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