17 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aspindza, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kutaisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Athos, Georgia
— 1 night
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Drive to Sochi, Fly to Beslan, Drive to Stepantsminda
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Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Signagi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive to Tbilisi International Airport, Fly to Yerevan
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan — 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Baku Old City and National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Heydar Mosque and Philharmonic Park. Step out of Baku to go to Gobustan and see Gobustan State Reserve, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, get a taste of the local shopping with Ali Shamsi Studio, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baku trip planner.

Kutaisi, Georgia to Baku is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Kutaisi in April, expect nights in Baku to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tbilisi.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Find places to stay Apr 21 — 24:

Tbilisi, Georgia — 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mtatsminda Pantheon and Samtavro Church. Popular historic sites such as Sioni Church and The Kashveti Church of St. George are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Shio-Mgvime Monastery, The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Anchiskhati Basilica, delve into the distant past at Narikala Fortress, explore the striking landscape at Legvachtahvi Gorge, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Agmashenebeli Avenue.

Planning Tbilisi trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can fly from Baku to Tbilisi in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Tbilisi are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Aspindza.
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Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:

Aspindza, Georgia — 1 night

Aspindza is a daba in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793, mostly ethnic Georgians. On the 28th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Khertvisi Fortress and then explore the ancient world of Vardzia.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Aspindza travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Tbilisi to Aspindza in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kutaisi.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 28:

Kutaisi, Georgia — 2 nights

Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Motsameta Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery, steep yourself in history at Palace of Imeretian Kings Okros Chardakhi, then delve into the distant past at Bagrati Cathedral, then snap pictures at Bely Bridge, and finally Head underground at Prometheus Cave. Keep things going the next day: gain interesting insight with a heritage tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kutaisi online visit planner.

Drive from Aspindza to Kutaisi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. April in Kutaisi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can go by car to New Athos.
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Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Find places to stay Apr 28 — 30:

New Athos, Georgia — 1 night

New Athos or Akhali Atoni is a town in the Gudauta raion of Abkhazia, situated some 22km from Sukhumi by the shores of the Black Sea. On the 1st (Mon), witness a stunning natural landmark at Hot Springs, delve into the distant past at Dormition of the Mother of God Church, then examine the collection at Museum of the Abkhazian Kingdom, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Simon the Canaanite Church, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of New Athos Cave.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the New Athos trip planning site.

You can drive from Kutaisi to New Athos in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kutaisi to New Athos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Kutaisi in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in New Athos: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Stepantsminda.
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Find places to stay Apr 30 — May 1:

Stepantsminda, Georgia — 2 nights

Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at Tsar Bani, make a trip to Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, explore the activities along Mineral Springs, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Juta Valley. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church, explore the striking landscape at Gergeti Glacier, then admire the sheer force of Gveleti Waterfall, and finally get engrossed in the history at Stepantsminda History Museum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Stepantsminda journey builder website.

Getting from New Athos to Stepantsminda by combination of car and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Georgia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Signagi.
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Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Signagi, Georgia — 1 night

Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephan’s Church, learn about winemaking at Gio's Wine Cellar, pause for some serene contemplation at Gurjaani Kvelatsminda Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Signagi City Walls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George’s Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Signagi online trip builder.

Getting from Stepantsminda to Signagi by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. May in Signagi sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yerevan.
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Historic Sites · Wineries
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Find places to stay May 3 — 4:

Yerevan, Armenia — 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Saint Hripsime Church. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church and Yerablur. Venture out of the city with trips to Vagharshapat (Zvartnots Temple, Echmiadzin Monastery, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Megerian Carpet Museum, explore the world behind art at Ter-Ghazaryans' Micro Art Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yerevan online trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Signagi to Yerevan. May in Yerevan sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 7:

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.3
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.
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Georgia travel guide

4.4
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.
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Armenia travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.
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