58 days in Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

58 days in Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Batumi, Georgia
— 6 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 10 nights
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Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive to Tbilisi International Airport, Fly to Gyumri
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Gyumri, Armenia
— 5 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 11 nights
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Areni, Armenia
— 2 nights
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Tatev, Armenia
— 2 nights
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Ganja, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
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Gobustan, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 11 nights
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Batumi, Georgia

— 6 nights
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Venture out of the city with trips to Goderdzi Pass (in Khulo), Mirveti Waterfall (in Mirveti) and Makhuntseti Waterwall (in Keda). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium, appreciate the history behind Monument Ali and Nino, and don't miss a visit to Argo Cable Car.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Batumi journey maker website.

New York City, USA to Batumi is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Georgia Standard Time is 9 hours. In March, Batumi is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 57°F and lows of 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 27:

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 10 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Mtskheta (Shio-Mgvime Monastery, The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, &more). On the 5th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, take a memorable ride with Tbilisi Funicular, cruise along Rustaveli Avenue, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tbilisi online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Batumi to Tbilisi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — Apr 6:

Stepantsminda, Georgia

— 3 nights
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
Get out of town with these interesting Stepantsminda side-trips: Gudauri (Tsar Bani & Gudauri Ski Resort). On the 7th (Wed), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mt Kazbek. It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stepantsminda tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gyumri.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:

Gyumri, Armenia

— 5 nights
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gyumri: Goshavank Monastery (in Gosh), Lmbatavank Church (in Artik) and Dzoraget River (in Stepanavan). The adventure continues: pause for some photo ops at Mother Armenia, get engrossed in the history at Hovhannes Shiraz Home and Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church, and shop like a local with The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Gyumri day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Stepantsminda to Gyumri. Traveling from Stepantsminda to Gyumri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Gyumri are 58°F, while nighttime lows are 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a shuttle to Yerevan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 14:

Yerevan, Armenia

— 11 nights

Pink City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Garni (Havuts Tar Monastery, Basaltic Organ, &more), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Cafesjian Center for the Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market, and see the interesting displays at History Museum of Armenia.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip planner.

Getting from Gyumri to Yerevan by shuttle takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gyumri to Yerevan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gyumri in April, things will get a bit warmer in Yerevan: highs are around 68°F and lows about 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 25:

Areni, Armenia

— 2 nights
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. On the 26th (Mon), take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Astvatsatsin Church, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tanahati Monastery, see the interesting displays at Gladzor University Historical-Cultural Museum-Reservation, and then do a tasting at Old Bridge Winery.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Areni online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Yerevan to Areni in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Areni

Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:

Tatev, Armenia

— 2 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tatev Monastery, then take an in-depth tour of Aksel Bakunts Museum, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Goris Rock Forest and then don't miss a visit to Vorotnavank Monastery.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tatev day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Areni to Tatev takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Tatev

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:

Ganja, Azerbaijan

— 5 nights

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sheki (Winter Palace, Sheki Khans' Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Ganja trip planner.

You can drive from Tatev to Ganja in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Gobustan.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 4:

Gobustan, Azerbaijan

— 1 night
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan online journey planner.

Take a train from Ganja to Gobustan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 75°F during the day and 58°F at night. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay May 4 — 5:

Baku, Azerbaijan

— 11 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Dedicate the 16th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, and take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Baku trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Gobustan to Baku takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In May, daytime highs in Baku are 75°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 5 — 16:

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Churches · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.

Armenia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.