8 days in Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

8 days in Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

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8 days in Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

Start: Beirut, Lebanon
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Yerevan, Armenia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
3
Mestia, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Batumi, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Beirut, Lebanon


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1
night
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll through Armenian Genocide Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Monastery of Geghard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Megerian Carpet Museum, make a trip to Cafesjian Center for the Arts, see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and finally delve into the distant past at Khor Virap.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Yerevan vacation planning app .

Beirut, Lebanon to Yerevan is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry, bus, and car. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beirut to Yerevan due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yerevan, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Khor Virap, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, The Monastery of Geghard
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Parajanov Museum ©
Parajanov Museum
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

3
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.
Head to Fotografia and Chacha Cornerfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble and Sioni Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: Mtskheta (The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta & Jvari Church). There's much more to do: have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metekhi Cathedral, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, and explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress.

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Traveling by flight from Yerevan to Tbilisi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble ©
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
Sioni Church ©
Sioni Church

1
night
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. On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, then fly down the slopes at Khatsvali Ski Resort, and then head outdoors with Chaladi Glacier.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Mestia holiday planner.

You can 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 August, plan for slightly colder days in Mestia, with highs around 31°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Khatsvali Ski Resort ©
Khatsvali Ski Resort

1
night
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Okatse Canyon, explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelati Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Motsameta Monastery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kutaisi trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Mestia to Kutaisi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mestia in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Kutaisi: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Batumi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery

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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.
On the 28th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, then get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", and finally snap pictures at Bridge Mahuntseti.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Batumi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kutaisi to Batumi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Kutaisi in August: highs in Batumi hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Bridge Mahuntseti ©
Bridge Mahuntseti
Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens

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