16 days in Georgia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Kvareli, Georgia
— 4 nights
Taxi to Tbilisi Airport, Fly to Batumi
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights


Tbilisi, Georgia — 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.
Jvari Church and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. For shopping fun, head to Chacha Corner or Fotografia. Change things up with a short trip to Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross in Mtskheta (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: soak in style at Turkish baths, take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, indulge your senses at Zakro Vino, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tbilisi road trip website.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Tbilisi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Riyadh to Tbilisi is 1 hour. Traveling from Riyadh in April, things will get colder in Tbilisi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kvareli.
Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Kvareli, Georgia — 4 nights

Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Chubini Wine Cellar and Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kvareli: Gio's Wine Cellar (in Sighnaghi) and Cradle of Wine Marani (in Signagi). The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Chelti Winery, indulge your senses at Wine Yard N 1, and examine the collection at Numisi.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kvareli road trip site.

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Kvareli takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Batumi.
Wineries · Tours · Museums
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Batumi, Georgia — 2 nights

Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", sample the tasty concoctions at Batumi Brewery Batumuri, take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Boulevard, then relax and rejuvenate at Anne Semonin Spa Batumi, and finally pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiques Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): look for gifts at Yuliko&Friends, do a tasting at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar, then admire the sheer force of Makhuntseti Waterwall, and finally take in the views from Bridge Mahuntseti.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Batumi tour itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kvareli to Batumi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Baku.
Shopping · Parks · Spas · Museums
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Baku, Azerbaijan — 5 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.
Head to Nizami Street/Torgovaya and Museum of Modern Artfor plenty of shopping. Visit Baku Old City and Alley of Martyrs for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Baku to Gobustan to see Gobustan State Reserve about 1h 10 min away. Dedicate the 28th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Mosque, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Baku trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Batumi to Baku takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, daytime highs in Baku are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.
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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.

Azerbaijan travel guide

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.