43 days in Georgia Itinerary

43 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  5 h
1
Tbilisi
— 9 nights
Taxi + Fly:  1 h 45 min
2
Mestia
— 3 nights
Fly + Bus:  4 h
3
Batumi
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Sukhumi
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Gagra
— 6 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
6
Kutaisi
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Borjomi
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
8
Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Signagi
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Riyadh

9
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Balloon Rides and Open Air Museum of Ethnography. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tbilisi: Uplistsiche Cave Town (in Gori), Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri) and David Gareja Monastery (in Udabno). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, find something for the whole family at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Anchiskhati Basilica, and pause for some photo ops at Monument of King Vakhtang Gorgasali.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi online trip builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Tbilisi is an approximately 5- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Georgia Standard Time (GET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in September, things will get cooler in Tbilisi: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Uplistsiche Cave Town, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, David Gareja Monastery
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Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi ©
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi
Balloon Rides
Rustaveli Avenue ©
Rustaveli Avenue

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 in touch with nature at Chaladi Glacier and Koruldi Lakes. Step off the beaten path and head to Khatsvali Ski Resort and Mountain Ushba. Take a break from Mestia with a short trip to Love Tower in Bogreshi, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Ski Resort Tetnuldi.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mestia route website.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Tbilisi to Mestia in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Tbilisi in September, plan for cooler days in Mestia, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Love Tower
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Khatsvali Ski Resort ©
Khatsvali Ski Resort
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba

7
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 discover tucked-away gems like Makhuntseti Waterwall and Mtirala National Park. Take a break from the city and head to Kolkheti National Park and Reserve Ispani. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Argo Cable Car, get to know the fascinating history of Batumi Boulevard, and ponder the design of Fountain Of Neptun.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Batumi planner.

Getting from Mestia to Batumi by combination of flight and bus takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Mestia, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Batumi, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sukhumi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kobuleti, Kolkheti National Park, Makhuntseti Waterwall
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Makhuntseti Waterwall ©
Makhuntseti Waterwall
Mtirala National Park ©
Mtirala National Park
Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens

4
nights
Sukhumi

Sukhumi ©
The capital of autonomous region Abkhazia, Sukhumi claims to be one of the oldest cities in the world. Ancient settlements from the Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages stand around the city, as do burial grounds adorned with bronze axes, arrowheads, bracelets, and ceramics.
Step out of the city life by going to Sukhumi Monkey Nursery and Three Boilers. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Anacopia Fortress and Cave Abrskila - Otapskaya Cave. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sukhumi: Pass Pyv (in Gudaut'a) and New Athos (Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot, New Athos Cave, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Sukhumi Botanical Garden, take in the views from Besleti Bridge, pause for some photo ops at Monument to Bagrat Shinkuba, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Annunciation.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sukhumi route planning app.

Drive from Batumi to Sukhumi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Batumi to Sukhumi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Sukhumi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

New Athos, Pass Pyv, Cave Abrskila - Otapskaya Cave
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12:
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Sukhumi Botanical Garden ©
Sukhumi Botanical Garden
Sukhumi Monkey Nursery ©
Sukhumi Monkey Nursery
New Athos Cave ©
New Athos Cave

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Gegskiy Waterfall and Alpine Meadows of Abkhazia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yupsharskiy Canyon and Pitsunda Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Gagra: Ritsinskiy Relic National Park (in Gudaut'a) and Stalin's Summer Residence (in New Athos). There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Mamdzyshha, ponder the world of politics at Stalin's Villa, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Ptichiy Klyuv, and explore the activities along Lake Ritsa.

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

Drive from Sukhumi to Gagra in 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pitsunda, Bzipi, Ritsinskiy Relic National Park, Stalin's Villa, Suspension Bridge Over the River Bzyb
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Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall
Mountain Mamdzyshha ©
Mountain Mamdzyshha
Pitsunda Beach ©
Pitsunda Beach

5
nights
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve and Kutaisi Market. Get in touch with nature at Martvili Canyon and Prometheus Cave. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kutaisi: Shaorskoye Reservoir (in Kharistvala), Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum (in Zugdidi) and Khobi Monastery (in Khobi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery, explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral, do a tasting at Baia's Wine, and view the masterpieces at David Kakabadze Fine Art Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kutaisi trip builder site.

You can drive from Gagra to Kutaisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gagra to Kutaisi. In October, daytime highs in Kutaisi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Borjomi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Wineries

Side Trips

Martvili Canyon, Shaorskoye Reservoir, Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum, Ubisa Monastery, Khobi Monastery
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 23:
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Okatse Canyon ©
Okatse Canyon
Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve ©
Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve
Martvili Canyon ©
Martvili Canyon

2
nights
Borjomi

Borjomi ©
Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia with a population of 10,546. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green (Mtsvane) Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Cultural Heritage Monument Firuza, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Prometheus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Rabati Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Borjomi Local Lore Museum, then steep yourself in history at Gogia Fortres, and finally walk around Borjomi Central Park.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Borjomi trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Kutaisi to Borjomi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Borjomi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rabati Castle
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Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park ©
Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park
Green (Mtsvane) Monastery ©
Green (Mtsvane) Monastery
Monument to Prometheus ©
Monument to Prometheus

2
nights
Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda ©
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
On the 26th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church, explore the striking landscape at Gergeti Glacier, and then admire the verdant scenery at Trusso Valley.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Stepantsminda trip planner.

Getting from Borjomi to Stepantsminda by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Signagi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Trusso Valley ©
Trusso Valley
Gergeti Glacier ©
Gergeti Glacier
Gveleti Waterfall ©
Gveleti Waterfall

4
nights
Signagi

Signagi ©
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Escape the urban bustle at Lagodekhi National Reserve and Vashlovani National Park. Step off the beaten path and head to Nekresi Monastery Complex and Tsinandali Palace. Get out of town with these interesting Signagi side-trips: Kvareli (Gremi & Graneli Winery), Telavi (Alaverdi St. George Cathedral & Giant Plane Tree) and Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels (in Gremi). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture "The Doctor on a Donkey", and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephan’s Church.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Signagi holiday builder site.

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Signagi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Signagi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Signagi

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kvareli, Telavi, Lagodekhi National Reserve, Vashlovani National Park, Tsinandali Palace
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Lagodekhi National Reserve ©
Lagodekhi National Reserve
Vashlovani National Park ©
Vashlovani National Park
Nekresi Monastery Complex ©
Nekresi Monastery Complex

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