17 days in Georgia Itinerary

17 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly + Drive:  10 h
1
Kvareli
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
3
Mestia
— 2 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 30 min
4
Aspindza
— 1 night
Drive:  7 h 45 min
5
Pitsunda
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Kutaisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Tbilisi
— 6 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Riyadh

2
nights
Kvareli

Kvareli ©
Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): do a tasting at Tunnel Winery Khareba's, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nekresi Monastery Complex, then step into the grandiose world of Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gremi. Keep things going the next day: do a tasting at Graneli Winery, identify plant and animal life at Lagodekhi National Reserve, and then learn about winemaking at Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kvareli road trip planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kvareli is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Kvareli due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in May; daily highs in Kvareli reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Kvareli

Wineries Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lagodekhi National Reserve, Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
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Nekresi Monastery Complex ©
Nekresi Monastery Complex
Lagodekhi National Reserve ©
Lagodekhi National Reserve
Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels ©
Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels

2
nights
Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda ©
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll the grounds of Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, don't miss a visit to Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, then appreciate the views at Trusso Valley, and finally explore the striking landscape at Gergeti Glacier.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Stepantsminda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kvareli to Stepantsminda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gudauri
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Trusso Valley ©
Trusso Valley
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
Gergeti Glacier ©
Gergeti Glacier

2
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. On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, then head outdoors with Chaladi Glacier, and finally head outdoors with Koruldi Lakes. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Ushba, examine the collection at Mikheil Khegiani House Museum, and then fly down the slopes at Khatsvali Ski Resort.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mestia trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Stepantsminda to Mestia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June in Mestia, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Aspindza.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography ©
Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography
Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Khatsvali Ski Resort ©
Khatsvali Ski Resort

1
night
Aspindza

Aspindza ©
Aspindza is a daba in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793, mostly ethnic Georgians. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Vardzia and then steep yourself in history at Khertvisi Fortress.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Aspindza online trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mestia to Aspindza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pitsunda.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites
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Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress
Vardzia ©
Vardzia

1
night
Pitsunda

Pitsunda ©
A small resort on the Black Sea, Pitsunda officially earned town status in 2007, and offers the simple beauty of sandy beaches, clear water, and seaside promenades.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Pitsundsky State Historical and Architectural Reserve Vieliky Pitiunt, then enjoy the sand and surf at Pitsunda Beach, then appreciate the history behind Sculpture Divers, and finally kick back and relax at Beach Golden Shore.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Pitsunda trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Aspindza to Pitsunda in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, ferry, and car; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Aspindza to Pitsunda, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. June in Pitsunda sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Pitsunda

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Beach Golden Shore
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Pitsunda Beach ©
Pitsunda Beach

2
nights
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Gelati Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery, then admire the local landmark of Colchis Fountain, and finally identify plant and animal life at Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Sport Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bagrati Cathedral, then browse the fresh offerings at Kutaisi Market, and finally gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi day trip planning site.

You can drive from Pitsunda to Kutaisi in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Pitsunda to Kutaisi is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Kutaisi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve ©
Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve

6
nights
Tbilisi

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'll discover tucked-away gems like Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble and The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta. Get some cultural insight at David Gareja Monastery and Narikala Fortress. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Samtavro Church, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mtatsminda Pantheon, take in the exciting artwork at Fotografia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sioni Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi travel planning website.

Drive from Kutaisi to Tbilisi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, David Gareja Monastery
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David Gareja Monastery ©
David Gareja Monastery
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble ©
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble

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