40 days in Georgia Itinerary

40 days in Georgia Itinerary

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40 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Gagra
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Batumi
— 8 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 30​min
3
Kvareli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tbilisi
— 11 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
5
Mestia
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  3​h
6
Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Aspindza
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Kutaisi
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: London

6
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.
Explore Gagra's surroundings by going to Sukhumi (Sculpture Starik Tachkum, Besleti Bridge, & more), New Athos (New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, Anacopia Fortress, & more) and Yupsharskiy Canyon (in Bzipi). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Rica, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Ptichiy Klyuv, relax in the rural setting at Trout Farm Chernorechenskoye, and get outside with Goluboye Ozero.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gagra trip itinerary maker app .

London, UK to Gagra is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Gagra is 3 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Gagra hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

New Athos, Sukhumi, Pitsunda, Trout Farm Chernorechenskoye, Yupsharskiy Canyon
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Anacopia Fortress ©
Anacopia Fortress
Lake Ritsa ©
Lake Ritsa
New Athos Cave ©
New Athos Cave

8
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Batumi: Makhuntseti Waterwall (in Keda), Poti (Poti Lighthouse & Paliastomi Lake) and Ureki Beach (in Ureki). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, stroll around 6 May Park, observe the fascinating underwater world at Batumi Dolphinarium, and admire the local landmark of Dancing Fountains, Batumi.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Batumi trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Gagra to Batumi in 5 hours. Another option is to ride a ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gagra to Batumi due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Kvareli.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Poti, Makhuntseti Waterwall, Mtirala National Park, Gonio Fortress, Mirveti Waterfall
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Argo Cable Car ©
Argo Cable Car

3
nights
Kvareli

Kvareli ©
Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Get out of town with these interesting Kvareli side-trips: Lagodekhi National Reserve (in Lagodekhi), Signagi (St. George’s Church, Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, & more) and VELLINO Wine Cellar (in Kakabeti). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nekresi Monastery Complex, do a tasting at Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar), and explore the historical opulence of Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kvareli trip itinerary maker tool .

Getting from Batumi to Kvareli by combination of flight and taxi takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Kvareli 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 Tbilisi.

Things to do in Kvareli

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Signagi, Lagodekhi National Reserve, Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, VELLINO Wine Cellar
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Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar) ©
Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar)
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino

11
nights
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.
Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to Mtskheta (Samtavro Church, The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, & more), David Gareja Monastery (in Udabno) and Gori (Stalin Museum & Uplistsiche Cave Town). Next up on the itinerary: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get in on the family fun at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, and take a memorable drive along Rustaveli Avenue.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi vacation maker tool .

You can drive from Kvareli to Tbilisi in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Tbilisi are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Gori, David Gareja Monastery, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Walking tours
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace

3
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. Get out of town with these interesting Mestia side-trips: Love Tower (in Bogreshi) and Tobavarchkhili Lake (in Zugdidi). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Ushba, examine the collection at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Khatsvali Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Mestia trip maker website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Tbilisi to Mestia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tbilisi in September, plan for cooler days and about the same nights in Mestia: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Mestia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Love Tower, Tobavarchkhili Lake
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Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba
Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier

2
nights
Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Kazbek. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Juta Valley and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Stepantsminda holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mestia to Stepantsminda in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Aspindza.

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
Gveleti Waterfall ©
Gveleti Waterfall

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. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress and then delve into the distant past at Vardzia.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Aspindza trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to Aspindza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites
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Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress

5
nights
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Change things up with these side-trips from Kutaisi: Monastery Mgvimevi (in Chiatura), Borjomi (Borjomi Central Park & Green (Mtsvane) Monastery) and Rabati Castle (in Akhaltsikhe). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelati Monastery, don't miss a visit to Motsameta Monastery, see the interesting displays at Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum, and pick up some local products at Kutaisi Market.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kutaisi road trip planning tool .

Getting from Aspindza to Kutaisi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daily temperatures in Kutaisi can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Borjomi, Rabati Castle, Monastery Mgvimevi, Khobi Monastery, Monastery Martvili
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Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

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