19 days in Georgia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

19 days in Georgia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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19 days in Georgia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Rustavi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Telavi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Gori, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  14​h
8
Ganja, Azerbaijan
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Sheki, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Shamakhi, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
11
Qusar, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
12
Quba, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
13
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: Cairo, Egypt


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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.
On the 15th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, and then take in the views from The Bridge of Peace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Rustaveli Avenue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jvari Church, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

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Cairo, Egypt to Tbilisi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Georgia Time (GET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Cairo in November: high temperatures in Tbilisi hover around 14°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rustavi.

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Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Jvari Church
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The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

1
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Rustavi, Georgia

Rustavi ©
Rustavi is a city in the southeast of Georgia, in the province of Kvemo Kartli, situated 25km southeast of the capital Tbilisi. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): join the crowd at Rustavi International Motopark.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rustavi online tour builder .

You can drive from Tbilisi to Rustavi in an hour. In November, daytime highs in Rustavi are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Telavi.
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Rustavi International Motopark ©
Rustavi International Motopark

1
night
Telavi, Georgia

Telavi ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alaverdi St. George Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Giant Plane Tree, do a tasting at Chubini Wine Cellar, step into the grandiose world of Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, then take an in-depth tour of Gremi, and finally learn about winemaking at Tsinandali Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Telavi trip builder app .

Drive from Rustavi to Telavi in 2 hours. In November in Telavi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Telavi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Kvareli, Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Tsinandali Palace
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Alaverdi St. George Cathedral ©
Alaverdi St. George Cathedral
Chubini Wine Cellar ©
Chubini Wine Cellar

1
night
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Kazbek.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Telavi to Stepantsminda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gori.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church

1
night
Gori, Georgia

Gori ©
Gori is a city in eastern Georgia, which serves as the regional capital of Shida Kartli and the centre of the homonymous administrative district. On the 20th (Wed), explore the ancient world of Gori Castle, examine the collection at Stalin Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Sergi Makalatia Gori Historical and Ethnographical Museum, then explore the ancient world of Uplistsiche Cave Town, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Defenders of the Fortress.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Gori online road trip planner .

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Gori in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Gori

Museums Historic Sites
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Stalin Museum ©
Stalin Museum
Uplistsiche Cave Town ©
Uplistsiche Cave Town
Gori Castle ©
Gori Castle

1
night
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): Head underground at Prometheus Cave, browse the fresh offerings at Kutaisi Market, explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Sport Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelati Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kutaisi day trip tool .

You can drive from Gori to Kutaisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gori in November: highs in Kutaisi hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Prometheus Cave
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Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Monument Ali and Nino, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo" and then don't miss a visit to Argo Cable Car.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Batumi road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kutaisi to Batumi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Argo Cable Car ©
Argo Cable Car

1
day
Ganja, Azerbaijan

Ganja ©
On the 24th (Sun), admire the striking features of Bottle House and then delve into the lush surroundings at Lake Goygol.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ganja trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Batumi to Ganja. Traveling from Batumi in November, things will get slightly colder in Ganja: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Bottle House ©
Bottle House

1
night
Sheki, Azerbaijan

Sheki ©
A vacation in Sheki, a small town situated in the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, provides tourists with endless hiking opportunities and views of dramatic snowcapped peaks.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khan's Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sheki trip planner .

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daytime highs in Sheki are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress ©
Sheki Fortress

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Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

Shamakhi ©
For centuries one of northern Azerbaijan's most prominent trading and cultural centers, Shamakhi provided the setting for many important events throughout its 2,000 years of history.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory, then stroll the grounds of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Shamakhi road trip planning website .

You can drive from Sheki to Shamakhi in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Shamakhi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Qusar.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums Historic Sites
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Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory ©
Shamakhy Astrophysical Observatory
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum ©
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum

1
night
Qusar, Azerbaijan

Qusar ©
The gateway to the foothills of the Greater Caucasus, the small town of Qusar provides a home for the proud Lezgins, a local ethnic group with a distinctive culture and rich heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park and then glide through natural beauty at Shahdag Mountain Resort.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Qusar visit site .

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Qusar takes 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Qusar can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Quba.

Things to do in Qusar

Parks Winter Sports Tours
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Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Nariman Narimanov Park ©
Nariman Narimanov Park

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Quba, Azerbaijan

Quba ©
Famed for its carpet-making tradition, Quba also represents a major summer vacation destination, attracting visitors with its pristine mountain scenery and pleasant weather.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, then admire the sheer force of Afurdzhi Falls, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Quba online trip builder .

Quba is just a stone's throw from Qusar. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Quba

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Tengya Alty Gorge ©
Tengya Alty Gorge
The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex ©
The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex

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nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, see the interesting displays at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

Getting from Quba to Baku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Quba in November since evenings lows in Baku dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Tours Historic Sites Museums
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Walking tours
Heydar Aliyev Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Center

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