18 days in Georgia Itinerary

18 days in Georgia Itinerary

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18 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  26​h
1
Tbilisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
3
Mestia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Gagra
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
5
Batumi
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
6
Kvareli
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  28​h
End: San Diego

4
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble and Sioni Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like David Gareja Monastery and Tsinandali Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Telavi (Alaverdi St. George Cathedral & Giant Plane Tree) and The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta (in Mtskheta). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Narikala Fortress, admire the striking features of Chapel of Saint David, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, and learn about winemaking at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tbilisi trip maker site .

San Diego, USA to Tbilisi is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Tbilisi is 12 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Diego in June: highs in Tbilisi hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Telavi, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, David Gareja Monastery, Tsinandali Palace, The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta
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Alaverdi St. George Cathedral ©
Alaverdi St. George Cathedral
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
David Gareja Monastery ©
David Gareja Monastery

2
nights
Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elias the Prophet Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church. On your second day here, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gergeti Glacier, and then appreciate the views at Trusso Valley.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Stepantsminda trip app .

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Skydiving
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Gveleti Waterfall ©
Gveleti Waterfall
Skydiving
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church

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 14th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Katskhi Pillar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khatsvali Ski Resort, and then see the interesting displays at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography. On the next day, take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Ushba, then head outdoors with Chaladi Glacier, and then head outdoors with Koruldi Lakes.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Mestia trip builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Stepantsminda to Mestia in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 67°F, and evening lows to 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Katskhi Pillar
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Khatsvali Ski Resort ©
Khatsvali Ski Resort
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba

2
nights
Gagra

Gagra ©
Once popular as a health resort during Imperial Russian and Soviet times, Gagra today attracts a small contingent of international visitors seeking ideal summer weather and its seaside promenade, which hugs the coastline of the Black Sea.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Divers, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Golden Shore, then kick back and relax at Pitsunda Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Pitsundsky State Historical and Architectural Reserve Vieliky Pitiunt. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Central Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Soldiers Who Died During the Great Patriotic War, and then admire the sheer force of Gegskiy Waterfall.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gagra trip planner .

You can drive from Mestia to Gagra in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Mestia to Gagra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mestia in June, expect nights in Gagra to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Batumi.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pitsunda, Beach Golden Shore
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Pitsunda Beach ©
Pitsunda Beach
Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Makhuntseti Waterwall and Mtirala National Park. Visit Batumi Boulevard and Poti Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Batumi: Ureki Beach (in Ureki) and Kobuleti Beach (in Kobuleti). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Sarpi Beach, don't miss a visit to Catholic Church of the Holy Spirit, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium, and view the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo".

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Batumi travel route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Gagra to Batumi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gagra to Batumi due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Batumi are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kvareli.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kobuleti, Ureki Beach, Makhuntseti Waterwall, Poti Cathedral, Sarpi Beach
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Makhuntseti Waterwall ©
Makhuntseti Waterwall
Mtirala National Park ©
Mtirala National Park
Ureki Beach ©
Ureki Beach

2
nights
Kvareli

Kvareli ©
Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. On the 21st (Sun), examine the collection at Ilia Chavchavadze's House & Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nekresi Monastery Complex, then get engrossed in the history at Gremi, then admire the striking features of Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, and finally do a tasting at Chubini Wine Cellar. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Graneli Winery, do a tasting at Chelti Winery, and then identify plant and animal life at Lagodekhi National Reserve.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kvareli trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Batumi to Kvareli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Batumi in June, expect nights in Kvareli to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 83°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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
Graneli Winery ©
Graneli Winery

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