17 days in Georgia Itinerary

17 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Fly to Tbilisi International Airport, Drive to Gori
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Gori
— 1 night
Drive
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Bakuriani
— 1 night
Drive
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Kutaisi
— 2 nights
Drive
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New Athos
— 1 night
Drive
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Batumi
— 3 nights
Bus to Kutaisi Airport, Fly to Mestia
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Mestia
— 1 night
Fly to Natakhtari airfield, Taxi to Stepantsminda
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Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tbilisi
— 5 nights
Fly

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Gori — 1 night

Gori is a city in eastern Georgia, which serves as the regional capital of Shida Kartli and the centre of the homonymous administrative district. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): explore the ancient world of Gori Castle and then appreciate the history behind Monument to the Defenders of the Fortress. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Stalin Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Sergi Makalatia Gori Historical and Ethnographical Museum, then delve into the distant past at Uplistsiche Cave Town, and finally explore the ancient world of Atenskiy Zion.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gori holiday planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Gori is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Georgia Standard Time (GET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Riyadh in August, you will find days in Gori are a bit cooler (38°C), and nights are colder (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Bakuriani.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Bakuriani — 1 night

Bakuriani is a daba and a skiing resort in the Borjomi district of Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bakuriani Ski Academy.

For reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Bakuriani itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Gori to Bakuriani takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Kutaisi.
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Winter Sports · Outdoors · Parks
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Kutaisi — 2 nights

Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): make a trip to Monastery Martvili, then take in breathtaking views at Okatse Canyon, then get to know the fascinating history of Korolevskiy District, and finally don't miss a visit to Gelati Monastery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Bagrati Cathedral, admire the local landmark of Colchis Fountain, then explore the fascinating underground world of Prometheus Cave, then don't miss a visit to Bely Bridge, and finally make a trip to Motsameta Monastery.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi route app.

Traveling by car from Bakuriani to Kutaisi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Kutaisi can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to New Athos.
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New Athos — 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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, don't miss a visit to Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot, then make a trip to Anacopia Fortress, and finally Head underground at New Athos Cave.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the New Athos trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Kutaisi to New Athos takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kutaisi to New Athos. In August in New Athos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Batumi.
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Batumi — 3 nights

Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Batumi is known for sightseeing, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Europe Square, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Batumi day trip website.

Traveling by car from New Athos to Batumi takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Athos to Batumi. In August in Batumi, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Mestia.
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Parks · Shopping · Museums · Adventure
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Mestia — 1 night

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church, then explore the striking landscape at Chaladi Glacier, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Ushba, and finally examine the collection at Mikheil Khegiani House Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mestia trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Batumi to Mestia by combination of bus and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Batumi in August since evenings lows in Mestia dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stepantsminda.
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Stepantsminda — 2 nights

Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
On the 11th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gergeti Glacier, and then appreciate the views at Juta Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Stepantsminda road trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Mestia to Stepantsminda takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tbilisi.
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Tbilisi — 5 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.
On the 13th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. On the 14th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Jvaris Mama, and don't miss a visit to Rustaveli Avenue.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Tbilisi trip planner.

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Tbilisi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
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Georgia travel guide

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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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