20 days in Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

20 days in Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

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20 days in Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

Start: Porto, Portugal
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Mtskheta, Georgia
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Telavi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Signagi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Udabno, Georgia
— Few hours
drive:  3​h
8
Alaverdi, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Sevan, Armenia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Areni, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
11
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  7​h 30​min
12
Ninotsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
13
Gori, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
14
Zugdidi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
15
Mestia, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
16
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
17
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Porto, Portugal

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Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monument to Galaktion Tabidze, Kutaisi Market and Colchis Fountain.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi trip itinerary planner.

Porto, Portugal to Kutaisi is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Porto to Kutaisi is 4 hours. While traveling from Porto, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Kutaisi, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Wineries Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Motsameta, Baia's Wine
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Baia's Wine ©
Baia's Wine
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, stop by QisaBags, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally do a tasting at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, then take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, then explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, and finally savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Kutaisi to Tbilisi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can take a train to Mtskheta.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Tours Historic Sites Wineries
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The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
Walking tours

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Mtskheta, Georgia

Mtskheta ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jvari Church, delve into the distant past at The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Mtskheta day trip planning app .

Mtskheta is just a short distance from Tbilisi. In September, daytime highs in Mtskheta are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Mtskheta

Historic Sites
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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Jvari Church ©
Jvari Church
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©

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Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
On the 8th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda trip planner .

You can drive from Mtskheta to Stepantsminda in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Telavi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Gveleti Waterfall ©
Gveleti Waterfall
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church

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Telavi, Georgia

Telavi ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Gremi, step into the grandiose world of Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nekresi Monastery Complex.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Telavi trip planner .

Getting from Stepantsminda to Telavi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Telavi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Telavi

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Kvareli, Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Tsinandali Palace
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Tsinandali Palace ©
Tsinandali Palace
Nekresi Monastery Complex ©
Nekresi Monastery Complex

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night
Signagi, Georgia

Signagi ©
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George’s Church.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Signagi visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Telavi to Signagi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Signagi sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Wed) before leaving for Udabno.

Things to do in Signagi

Historic Sites
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Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
St. George’s Church ©
St. George’s Church

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hours
Udabno, Georgia

Udabno ©
You've now added David Gareja Monastery to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at David Gareja Monastery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Udabno trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Signagi to Udabno takes 3.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Udabno can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alaverdi.

Things to do in Udabno

Historic Sites
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David Gareja Monastery ©
David Gareja Monastery

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night
Alaverdi, Armenia

Alaverdi ©
Alaverdi, is a town in the Lori Province at the northeastern part of Armenia, near the border with Georgia. On the 11th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastery of Sanahin, then don't miss a visit to Kayan Fortress, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghpatavank, and finally delve into the distant past at Sanahin Bridge.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Alaverdi tour itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Udabno to Alaverdi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Udabno to Alaverdi due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Alaverdi when traveling from Udabno in September, with lows around 9°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Sevan.

Things to do in Alaverdi

Historic Sites
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Monastery of Sanahin ©
Monastery of Sanahin
Kayan Fortress ©
Kayan Fortress
Sanahin Bridge ©
Sanahin Bridge

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Sevan, Armenia

Sevan ©
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Harutyun Church, then pause for some photo ops at Leonid Yengibarov Monument, and finally make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sevan online vacation planner .

You can drive from Alaverdi to Sevan in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Alaverdi to Sevan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Sevan is somewhat warmer than Alaverdi - with highs of 34°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Hayravank Monastery
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Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Monastery Sevanavank ©
Monastery Sevanavank
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery

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night
Areni, Armenia

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): Head underground at Mozrov Cave, take an in-depth tour of Vayots Dzor History Museum, learn about winemaking at Old Bridge Winery, explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, then explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Noravank Monastery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Areni sightseeing site .

You can drive from Sevan to Areni in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trip

Yeghegnadzor
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Old Bridge Winery ©
Old Bridge Winery

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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Yerevan trip planner .

Getting from Areni to Yerevan by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 16°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Ninotsminda.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saint Gayane Church
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Armenian Genocide Museum
Armenian Genocide Museum

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Ninotsminda, Georgia

Ninotsminda ©
Ninotsminda is a town and a center of the eponymous municipality located in Georgia's southern district of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Akhalkalaki Castle.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ninotsminda trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Yerevan to Ninotsminda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gori.

Things to do in Ninotsminda

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi, Akhalkalaki Castle, Vardzia, Tmogvi Fortress, Sagamo Lake
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi ©
Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi
Paravani Lake ©
Paravani Lake

1
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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. For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Gori trip maker website .

You can drive from Ninotsminda to Gori in 4 hours. September in Gori sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Zugdidi.

Things to do in Gori

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Atenskiy Zion
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Uplistsiche Cave Town ©
Uplistsiche Cave Town
Stalin Museum ©
Stalin Museum
Gori Castle ©
Gori Castle

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Zugdidi, Georgia

Zugdidi ©
Zugdidi is a city in the Western Georgian historical province of Samegrelo (Mingrelia). To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Zugdidi online travel planner .

Getting from Gori to Zugdidi by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. When traveling from Gori in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Zugdidi: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 22°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Mestia.

Things to do in Zugdidi

Museums
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 18:
Highlights from your plan

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Mestia, Georgia

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. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ski Resort Tetnuldi. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Love Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Ushba, head outdoors with Chaladi Glacier, fly down the slopes at Khatsvali Ski Resort, then examine the collection at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Mestia trip itinerary maker website .

Drive from Zugdidi to Mestia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, Mestia is a bit cooler than Zugdidi - with highs of 17°C and lows of 17°C. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Batumi.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Love Tower
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 20:
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba

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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 20th (Fri): make a trip to Fountain Of Neptun. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Alphabetic Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Batumi Boulevard, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium, then make a trip to Europe Square, then don't miss a visit to Monument Ali and Nino, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Batumi road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Mestia to Batumi in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Mestia in September; daily highs in Batumi reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Makhuntseti Waterwall, Mirveti Waterfall
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 22:
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Argo Cable Car ©
Argo Cable Car

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Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Monument to Galaktion Tabidze, Kutaisi Market and Colchis Fountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kutaisi trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Batumi to Kutaisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Historic Sites Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral
Colchis Fountain ©
Colchis Fountain
Kutaisi Market ©
Kutaisi Market

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