36 days in Georgia Itinerary

36 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Fly to Tbilisi International Airport, Drive to Ananuri
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Ananuri
— 1 day
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Kutaisi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sukhumi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gagra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Zugdidi
— 1 night
Drive
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Mestia
— 2 nights
Fly to Natakhtari airfield, Taxi to Stepantsminda
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Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
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Gudauri
— 2 nights
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Tbilisi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rustavi
— 1 night
Drive
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Gori
— 2 nights
Drive
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Akhaltsikhe
— 1 night
Drive
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Akhalkalaki
— 1 night
Drive
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Batumi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Poti
— 1 night
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Kutaisi
— 3 nights
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Udabno
— 2 nights
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Signagi
— 3 nights
Drive to Tbilisi International Airport, Fly to Abu Dhabi

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Ananuri — 1 day

Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Pankisi Gorge, contemplate the long history of Kvetera Fortress, Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Alaverdi St. George Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Abudelauri lakes.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Ananuri trip itinerary builder tool.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Ananuri is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August; daily highs in Ananuri reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Kutaisi.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 16:

Kutaisi — 3 nights

Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sport Museum and Prometheus Wine Museum. Get outdoors at Prometheus Cave and Martvili Canyon. Step out of Kutaisi to go to Martvili and see Givi Eliava Martvili Local Museum, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery, browse the fresh offerings at Kutaisi Market, make a trip to Motsameta Monastery, and identify plant and animal life at Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ananuri to Kutaisi in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sukhumi.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Sukhumi — 3 nights

The capital of autonomous region Abkhazia, Sukhumi claims to be one of the oldest cities in the world. Ancient settlements from the Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages stand around the city, as do burial grounds adorned with bronze axes, arrowheads, bracelets, and ceramics.
On the 18th (Thu), admire the striking features of Psyrtskhinskaya Water Power Palnt, explore the ancient world of Bagrat's Castle, then admire the striking features of Hall Railway Station Psyrtskha, and finally contemplate the long history of Dioskuria Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Apsny Adventure, admire the local landmark of Fountain Griffins, get engrossed in the history at Abkhazia State Museum, walk around Sukhumi Botanical Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Park With Swans, and finally make a trip to New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery.

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You can drive from Kutaisi to Sukhumi in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kutaisi to Sukhumi due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Gagra.
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Find places to stay Aug 18 — 21:

Gagra — 2 nights

Once popular as a health resort during Imperial Russian and Soviet times, Gagra today attracts a small contingent of international visitors seeking ideal summer weather and its seaside promenade, which hugs the coastline of the Black Sea.
On the 21st (Sun), admire the sheer force of Waterfall of Lovers, delve into the lush surroundings at Pitsunda Grove, enjoy the sand and surf at Central Beach, take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Mamdzyshha, then contemplate the waterfront views at Inkit Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at Dormition of the Mother of God Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): kick back and relax at Beach Golden Shore, stroll through Pitsunda Beach, examine the collection at Pitsundsky State Historical and Architectural Reserve Vieliky Pitiunt, then take in the dramatic scenery at Gegskiy Waterfall, then contemplate the long history of Restaurant Gagripsh, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Stalin's Villa.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gagra trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Sukhumi to Gagra takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zugdidi.
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Find places to stay Aug 21 — 23:

Zugdidi — 1 night

Zugdidi is a city in the Western Georgian historical province of Samegrelo (Mingrelia). Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Ilori Church, cool off at Anaklia Aqua Park, admire the natural beauty at Zugdidi Botanical Garden, then get to know the fascinating history of Rukhi Fortress, then examine the collection at Dadiani Palaces Historical and Architectural Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at River Enguri.

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You can drive from Gagra to Zugdidi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gagra to Zugdidi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Gagra in August, you will find days in Zugdidi are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mestia.
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Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

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 24th (Wed): glide through the air with Mestia Paragliding, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ski Resort Tetnuldi, examine the collection at Mikheil Khegiani House Museum, then fly down the slopes at Khatsvali Ski Resort, then see the interesting displays at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Koruldi Lakes, take in the dramatic natural features at Chaladi Glacier, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Ushba, then take an in-depth tour of Ushguli Ethnographic Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Ushguli ethnographic Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at LaMaria Church.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Mestia online trip maker.

Getting from Zugdidi to Mestia by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Zugdidi in August, things will get a bit warmer in Mestia: highs are around 31°C and lows about 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Stepantsminda.
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Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

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 26th (Fri), appreciate the views at Juta Valley, explore the striking landscape at Gergeti Glacier, then take an in-depth tour of Stepantsminda History Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall, explore the activities along Mineral Springs, appreciate the history behind Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, indulge in some personalized pampering at Tsar Bani, then appreciate the views at Trusso Valley, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elias the Prophet Church.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Stepantsminda road trip tool.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mestia to Stepantsminda in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gudauri.
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Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:

Gudauri — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Aragvi River, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, and finally pause for some photo ops at Russian Georgian Friendship Monument. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Mineral Springs, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Gudauri Paragliding ski Resort, and then relax and rejuvenate at Tsar Bani.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gudauri tour builder website.

Getting from Stepantsminda to Gudauri by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Tbilisi.
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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 30:

Tbilisi — 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Rustaveli Avenue. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Art Gallery Line and Yota Royal Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Mtskheta (Shio-Mgvime Monastery, The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, &more), Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino (in Signagi) and Lagodekhi National Reserve (in Lagodekhi). The adventure continues: have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi vacation maker website.

Traveling by car from Gudauri to Tbilisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Rustavi.
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Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 2:

Rustavi — 1 night

Rustavi is a city in the southeast of Georgia, in the province of Kvemo Kartli, situated 25km southeast of the capital Tbilisi. On the 2nd (Fri), examine the collection at Ilia Chavchavadze's House & Museum, take an in-depth tour of Gremi, examine the collection at House-museum of Chavchavadze, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nekresi Monastery Complex, then contemplate the long history of Signagi City Walls, and finally explore the ancient world of Birtvisi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rustavi day trip planning website.

Getting from Tbilisi to Rustavi by car takes about an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Rustavi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Gori.
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Find places to stay Sep 2 — 3:

Gori — 2 nights

Gori is a city in eastern Georgia, which serves as the regional capital of Shida Kartli and the centre of the homonymous administrative district. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at The Great Patriotic War Museum, delve into the distant past at Uplistsiche Cave Town, then explore the ancient world of Atenskiy Zion, and finally do a tasting at Merebashvili's Marani. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsromi Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kintsvisi Monastery, delve into the distant past at Gori Castle, then examine the collection at Stalin Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Defenders of the Fortress.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gori road trip planning website.

Drive from Rustavi to Gori in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Gori are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Akhaltsikhe.
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Find places to stay Sep 3 — 5:

Akhaltsikhe — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): look and learn at Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, get engrossed in the history at Borjomi Local Lore Museum, contemplate the long history of Gogia Fortres, test the waters at Borjomi Sulfur Pools, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sapara Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akhaltsikhe Synagogue.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Akhaltsikhe online route planner.

You can drive from Gori to Akhaltsikhe in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Akhaltsikhe can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Akhalkalaki.
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Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:

Akhalkalaki — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Jivani House Museum, delve into the distant past at Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi, contemplate the long history of Tmogvi Fortress, then contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress, then take in breathtaking views at Dashbashi Canyon, and finally stroll through Joyland.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Akhalkalaki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Akhaltsikhe to Akhalkalaki takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Batumi.
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Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Batumi Boulevard and Church of St. Nicholas. Do your shopping at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo" and Antiques Shop. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Batumi: Kobuleti (Effendi Villa, Petra Fortress, &more), Shekvetili (Musicians Park & Black Sea Arena) and Mirveti Waterfall (in Mirveti). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Makhuntseti Waterwall, see the interesting displays at Museum of Adjara, don't miss a visit to Argo Cable Car, and add some adventure to your tour with GeTur: Rafting & Travel in Georgia.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Batumi trip planner.

You can drive from Akhalkalaki to Batumi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Batumi can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Poti.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:

Poti — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stroll through Ureki Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Paliastomi Lake, delve into the distant past at Khobi Monastery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kobuleti Beach, then kick back and relax at Shekveteli Beach, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at National Park Kintrishi.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Poti online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Batumi to Poti takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You'll set off for Kutaisi on the 11th (Sun).
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Kutaisi — 3 nights

Do some cultural sightseeing at Alaverdi Monastery and Vani Archaeological Museum. Get in touch with nature at Shaorskoye Reservoir and Waterfall Intsira. Explore Kutaisi's surroundings by going to Ubisa Monastery (in Ubisa), Katskhi Pillar (in Katskhi) and Monastery Mgvimevi (in Chiatura). See even more of Kutaisi: see the interesting displays at House Museum of Mayakovskiy, view the masterpieces at David Kakabadze Fine Art Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Kutaisi Botanical Garden, and walk around Central City Park.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kutaisi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Poti to Kutaisi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Wed) before leaving for Udabno.
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Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:

Udabno — 2 nights

On the 14th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at David Gareja Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Gurami Papa's Winery.

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Getting from Kutaisi to Udabno by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 16th (Fri), you're off to Signagi.
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Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Signagi — 3 nights

Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino and Signagi City Walls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels and Ikalto Monastery Complex will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Signagi: Tsinandali (Tsinandali Palace & House-museum of Chavchavadze), Kvareli (Kote Marjanishvili House Museum, Gremi, &more) and Telavi (Shuamta Monasteries, Giant Plane Tree, &more). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Lagodekhi National Reserve, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gurjaani Kvelatsminda Monastery, examine the collection at House-Museum of Niko Pirosmani, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of History and Ethnography.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Signagi day trip site.

Traveling by car from Udabno to Signagi takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Georgia travel guide

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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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