26 days in Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

26 days in Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 6 nights
Fly
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Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Borjomi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gudauri, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bakuriani, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive to Kopitnari Airport, Fly to Yerevan
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia — 6 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.
Step out of Tbilisi with an excursion to Jvari Church in Mtskheta--about 40 minutes away. On the 7th (Tue), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Gallery 27, and take in the views from The Bridge of Peace.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi journey builder website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Tbilisi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You will leave for Batumi on the 12th (Sun).
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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.
On the 12th (Sun), meet the residents at Batumi Dolphinarium and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Armenian Apostolic Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Batumi travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Tbilisi to Batumi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Borjomi.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Borjomi, Georgia — 2 nights

Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia with a population of 10,546. Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): walk around Borjomi Central Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Borjomi itinerary builder website.

Drive from Batumi to Borjomi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. You'll set off for Gudauri on the 16th (Thu).
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Gudauri, Georgia — 4 nights

When in Gudauri, make a side trip to see Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble in Ananuri, approximately Ananuri away.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Gudauri trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Borjomi to Gudauri in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. You will leave for Stepantsminda on the 20th (Mon).
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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.
On the 20th (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church and then pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stepantsminda vacation app.

Drive from Gudauri to Stepantsminda in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Bakuriani.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Bakuriani, Georgia — 4 nights

Bakuriani is a daba and a skiing resort in the Borjomi district of Georgia. Explore Bakuriani's surroundings by going to Paravani Lake (in Ninotsminda), Dashbashi Canyon (in Dashbashi) and Atenskiy Zion (in Didi Ateni). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bakuriani Ski Academy, fly down the slopes at Joyland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsromi Cathedral.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bakuriani route tool.

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Bakuriani in 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Yerevan.
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Yerevan, Armenia — 4 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Garni Temple (in Garni) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, and browse the exhibits of Cafesjian Center for the Arts.

Start your trip to Yerevan by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bakuriani to Yerevan. December in Yerevan sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:

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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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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