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
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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

Batumi ©
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 Makhuntseti Waterwall (in Keda), Mirveti Waterfall (in Mirveti) and Goderdzi Pass (in Khulo). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, walk around 6 May Park, appreciate the history behind Monument Ali and Nino, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard.

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 travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Landmark
Argo Cable Car
4.1
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Historic Walking Area
Batumi Boulevard
4.7

10
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.
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. Pack the 30th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi. Next up on the itinerary: snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, cruise along Rustaveli Avenue, take a memorable ride with Tbilisi Funicular, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tbilisi trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Batumi to Tbilisi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 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

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Must see
Walking tours
4.9

3
nights
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
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

Nature · Parks · Adventure · Outdoors

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Must see
Mt Kazbek
4.9
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Gudauri Ski Resort
4.2

5
nights
Gyumri, Armenia

Gyumri
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: Dzoraget River (in Stepanavan), Lmbatavank Church (in Artik) and Goshavank Monastery (in Gosh). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Harichavank Monastery, expand your understanding of the military at Black Fortress, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marmashen Monastery, and view the masterpieces at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gyumri journey maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Stepantsminda to Gyumri. The time zone changes from Georgia Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Gyumri sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 33°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a shuttle to Yerevan.

Things to do in Gyumri

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Religious Site
Goshavank Monastery
4.8
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Religious Site
Marmashen Monastery
4.9

11
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Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©

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: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Khor Virap (in Lusarat) and Garni (Havuts Tar Monastery, Basaltic Organ, &more). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Cafesjian Center for the Arts, admire the natural beauty at Armenian Genocide Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Echmiadzin Monastery.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Yerevan travel route planner.

You can take a shuttle from Gyumri to Yerevan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gyumri to Yerevan due to the time zone difference. In April, Yerevan is a bit warmer than Gyumri - with highs of 68°F and lows of 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Side Trips

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World heritage site
The Monastery of Geghard
4.9

2
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Areni, Armenia

Areni ©
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 identify plant and animal life at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass). Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past 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 · Museums · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Religious Site
Noravank Monastery
4.9
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Winery / Vineyard
Old Bridge Winery
5.0

2
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Tatev, Armenia

Tatev
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

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
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Geologic Formation
Goris Rock Forest
5.0
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Religious Site
Tatev Monastery
4.8
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History Museum
Aksel Bakunts Museum
4.7

5
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Ganja, Azerbaijan

Ganja ©

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). Spend the 30th (Fri) exploring at Lake Goygol. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Maralgol lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Alexander Nevsky Church, stroll around Khan's Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ganja itinerary planner.

Getting from Tatev to Ganja by car takes about 5.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Gobustan.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Water Body
Lake Goygol
4.4
Water Body
Maralgol lake
4.8
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World heritage site
Sheki Khans' Palace
4.3

1
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Gobustan, Azerbaijan

Gobustan ©
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
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World heritage site
Gobustan State Reserve
4.5
Landmark
Mud Volcanoes
4.4

11
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©

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 travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

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Must see
Baku Old City
4.6
Specialty Museum
Heydar Aliyev Center
4.7
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Observation Deck
Flame Towers
4.6

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