29 days in Georgia & Yerevan Itinerary

29 days in Georgia & Yerevan Itinerary

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29 days in Georgia & Yerevan Itinerary

Start: Washington DC, United States
+3
train + bus + foot + Fly:  18​h
1
Batumi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Gagra, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Aspindza, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Kvareli, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Signagi, Georgia
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h
8
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
9
Yerevan, Armenia
— 6 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Washington DC, United States

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.
Batumi is known for parks, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, observe the fascinating underwater world at Batumi Dolphinarium, don't miss a visit to Piazza Square, and get to know the fascinating history of Batumi Boulevard.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Batumi trip itinerary site .

Washington DC, USA to Batumi is an approximately 18-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington DC to Batumi is 9 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Batumi can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Batumi

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

3
nights
Gagra, Georgia

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Gagra side-trips: New Athos (Anacopia Fortress, Psyrtskhinskaya Water Power Palnt, & more), Beach Golden Shore (in Lidzava) and Sukhumi (Besleti Bridge & Fountain Griffins). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Ritsa, admire the sheer force of Gegskiy Waterfall, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abaata Fortress.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gagra online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Batumi to Gagra in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Batumi to Gagra, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Gagra are 52°F, while nighttime lows are 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

New Athos, Sukhumi, Beach Golden Shore
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Anacopia Fortress ©
Anacopia Fortress
Lake Ritsa ©
Lake Ritsa
Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall

3
nights
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Get out of town with these interesting Kutaisi side-trips: Monastery Martvili (in Martivili), Baia's Wine (in Meore Obcha) and Ubisa Monastery (in Ubisa). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery, explore the fascinating underground world of Prometheus Cave, explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral, and ponder the design of Colchis Fountain.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kutaisi trip planner .

Getting from Gagra to Kutaisi by car takes about 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Georgia Time (GET) is 1 hour. In January in Kutaisi, expect temperatures between 50°F during the day and 36°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aspindza.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Baia's Wine, Prometheus Cave, Ubisa Monastery, Shaorskoye Reservoir, Monastery Martvili
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Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

1
night
Aspindza, Georgia

Aspindza ©
Aspindza is a daba in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793, mostly ethnic Georgians. On the 7th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Khertvisi Fortress and then explore the ancient world of Vardzia.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Aspindza road trip website .

You can drive from Kutaisi to Aspindza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites
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Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress

2
nights
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Gergeti Glacier and then appreciate the views at Juta Valley.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda online journey planner .

Getting from Aspindza to Stepantsminda by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kvareli.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juta Valley
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
Gergeti Glacier ©
Gergeti Glacier

2
nights
Kvareli, Georgia

Kvareli ©
Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. On the 10th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, take an in-depth tour of Gremi, then do a tasting at Chelti Winery, and finally steep yourself in history at Nekresi Monastery Complex. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Graneli Winery, then do a tasting at Chubini Wine Cellar, and then do a tasting at Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar).

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Kvareli road trip website .

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to Kvareli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. January in Kvareli sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 30°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Kvareli

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
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Chubini Wine Cellar ©
Chubini Wine Cellar
Nekresi Monastery Complex ©
Nekresi Monastery Complex

2
nights
Signagi, Georgia

Signagi ©
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): do a tasting at VELLINO Wine Cellar, steep yourself in history at Signagi City Walls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. George’s Church, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephan’s Church, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Vashlovani National Park.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Signagi trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kvareli to Signagi takes 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Signagi are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Signagi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

VELLINO Wine Cellar, Vashlovani National Park
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Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
Signagi City Walls ©
Signagi City Walls
VELLINO Wine Cellar ©
VELLINO Wine Cellar

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross & Jvari Church) and Uplistsiche Cave Town (in Gori). There's much more to do: snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, make a trip to Funicular, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Tbilisi online sightseeing planner .

Take a bus from Signagi to Tbilisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 44°F, and evening lows to 31°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Uplistsiche Cave Town
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The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Walking tours
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi ©
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard) and Garni Temple (in Garni). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, make a trip to Echmiadzin Monastery, examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goshavank Monastery.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tbilisi in January, things will get a bit cooler in Yerevan: highs are around 34°F and lows about 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Garni, Areni, The Monastery of Geghard, Old Bridge Winery
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

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