45 days in Georgia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

45 days in Georgia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

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45 days in Georgia & Shenandoah National Park Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Batumi, Georgia
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Gagra, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Aspindza, Georgia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Mestia, Georgia
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
6
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
7
Kvareli, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Signagi, Georgia
— 3 nights
bus:  2​h
9
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 8 nights
Fly + Drive:  19​h 15​min
10
Shenandoah National Park, United States
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: New York City, United States

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Batumi: Mtirala National Park (in Kobuleti) and Mirveti Waterfall (in Mirveti). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Piazza Square, stroll through Batumi Boulevard, and enjoy breathtaking views from Alphabetic Tower.

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

New York City, USA to Batumi is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from New York City to Batumi, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in November, expect nights in Batumi to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Mtirala National Park, Mirveti Waterfall, Gonio Fortress
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 14:
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Argo Cable Car ©
Argo Cable Car

4
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 (New Athos Cave, Saint Simon the Canaanite Church, & more), Sukhumi (Besleti Bridge & Fountain Griffins) and Gudaut'a (Pass Pyv & Trout Farm Chernorechenskoye). The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ritsa, admire the striking features of Abandoned Sanatorium Gruziya, admire the sheer force of Gegskiy Waterfall, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Soldiers Who Died During the Great Patriotic War.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Gagra online vacation maker .

Getting from Batumi to Gagra by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: ride a ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Batumi to Gagra. November in Gagra sees daily highs of 61°F and lows of 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

New Athos, Gudaut'a, Sukhumi, Beach Golden Shore
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 18:
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Anacopia Fortress ©
Anacopia Fortress
Lake Ritsa ©
Lake Ritsa
Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall

4
nights
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Explore Kutaisi's surroundings by going to Monastery Martvili (in Martivili), Ubisa Monastery (in Ubisa) and Khobi Monastery (in Khobi). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bagrati Cathedral, learn about winemaking at Baia's Wine, and take in breathtaking views at Okatse Canyon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kutaisi route planner .

You can drive from Gagra to Kutaisi in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Georgia Time (GET) is 1 hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 62°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Aspindza.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khobi Monastery, Ubisa Monastery, Monastery Martvili, Baia's Wine, Prometheus Cave
Find places to stay Nov 18 — 22:
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Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

2
nights
Aspindza, Georgia

Aspindza ©
Aspindza is a daba in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793, mostly ethnic Georgians. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): explore the ancient world of Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi, delve into the distant past at Vardzia, and then delve into the distant past at Tmogvi Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Akhalkalaki Castle and then contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Aspindza online attractions planner .

Getting from Kutaisi to Aspindza by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Akhalkalaki Castle, Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi, Tmogvi Fortress
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:
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Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi ©
Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi
Tmogvi Fortress ©
Tmogvi Fortress

3
nights
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. Go for a jaunt from Mestia to Zugdidi to see Tobavarchkhili Lake about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Ushba, see the interesting displays at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, get outside with Chaladi Glacier, and stroll through Khatsvali Ski Resort.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mestia trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aspindza to Mestia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Mestia

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Tobavarchkhili Lake
Find places to stay Nov 24 — 27:
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Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba
Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier

2
nights
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
On the 28th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Gergeti Glacier and then admire the verdant scenery at Juta Valley.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mestia to Stepantsminda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kvareli.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juta Valley
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 29:
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
Gergeti Glacier ©
Gergeti Glacier

3
nights
Kvareli, Georgia

Kvareli ©
Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Change things up with a short trip to Lagodekhi National Reserve in Lagodekhi (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nekresi Monastery Complex, do a tasting at Chelti Winery, examine the collection at Ilia Chavchavadze's House & Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Gremi.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kvareli trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Kvareli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 54°F in November, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Kvareli

Wineries Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, Lagodekhi National Reserve
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 2:
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Chubini Wine Cellar ©
Chubini Wine Cellar
Nekresi Monastery Complex ©
Nekresi Monastery Complex

3
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Signagi: VELLINO Wine Cellar (in Kakabeti), Vashlovani National Park (in Dedoplistskaro) and Telavi (Giant Plane Tree & Alaverdi St. George Cathedral). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, steep yourself in history at Signagi City Walls, get a taste of life in the country at Living Roots Horse Ranch, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephan’s Church.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Signagi online attractions planner .

You can drive from Kvareli to Signagi in 1.5 hours. In December in Signagi, expect temperatures between 44°F during the day and 30°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Signagi

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Telavi, VELLINO Wine Cellar, Vashlovani National Park
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 5:
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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

8
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross, Jvari Church, & more), Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri) and Gori (Uplistsiche Cave Town & Stalin Museum). The adventure continues: snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, and find something for the whole family at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by bus from Signagi to Tbilisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Shenandoah National Park.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Theme Parks

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Gori, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 13:
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The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Walking tours
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi

7
nights
Shenandoah National Park, United States

Shenandoah National Park ©
Shenandoah National Park showcases a particularly scenic section of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Appalachian Trail has been added to your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shenandoah National Park: Luray Caverns (in Luray), James Madison's Montpelier (in Montpelier Station) and White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard (in Harrisonburg). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Skyline Drive, get a taste of life in the country at Rocking S Ranch, explore the striking landscape at Natural Bridge State Park, and brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Copper Fox Distillery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Shenandoah National Park tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tbilisi to Shenandoah National Park. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 9 hours traveling from Tbilisi to Shenandoah National Park. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in December, and nighttime lows around 34°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shenandoah National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Charlottesville, White Oak Lavender Farm & The Purple WOLF Vineyard, Virginia Military Institute, Luray Caverns, Rocking S Ranch
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 21:
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Appalachian Trail ©
Appalachian Trail
Luray Caverns ©
Luray Caverns
Monticello ©
Monticello

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