12 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Taxi to Natakhtari airfield, Fly to Mestia
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Drive to Kopitnari Airport, Fly to Durham


Tbilisi — 4 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.
Karalashvili's Wine Cellar has been added to your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Sioni Church and The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Samtavro Church and Narikala Fortress. Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Monument to Heraclius II (in Telavi), Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri) and Tsinandali (House-museum of Chavchavadze, Tsinandali Palace, &more). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Shio-Mgvime Monastery, make a trip to Cathedral of St. George, pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Lamplighter, and explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions.

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

Durham, USA to Tbilisi is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Durham to Tbilisi. Traveling from Durham in April, things will get a bit cooler in Tbilisi: highs are around 64°F and lows about 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Kvareli.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Nightlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:

Kvareli — 2 nights

Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): examine the collection at Ilia Chavchavadze's House & Museum, do a tasting at Tunnel Winery Khareba's, then do a tasting at Graneli Winery, then explore the historical opulence of Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, and finally get engrossed in the history at Gremi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nekresi Monastery Complex, and then learn about winemaking at Chelti Winery.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kvareli day trip site.

Drive from Tbilisi to Kvareli in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Mestia.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 28:

Mestia — 2 nights

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. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, contemplate the waterfront views at Koruldi Lakes, then take in the dramatic natural features at Chaladi Glacier, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Ushba. On the 30th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Love Tower, then fly down the slopes at Khatsvali Ski Resort, then see the interesting displays at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, and finally examine the collection at Mikheil Khegiani House Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mestia trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kvareli to Mestia takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kvareli in April, expect nights in Mestia to be about the same, around 48°F, while days are slightly colder, around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can drive to Motsameta.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

Motsameta — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelati Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Motsameta Monastery.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Motsameta day trip website.

You can drive from Mestia to Motsameta in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
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Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Georgia travel guide

Churches · Landmarks · Gardens
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.