51 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

51 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
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Gobustan, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
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Sheki, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
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Drive to Gabala International Airport, Fly to Tbilisi International Airport, Drive to Sighnaghi
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Sighnaghi, Georgia
— 4 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
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Mtskheta, Georgia
— 1 night
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Ananuri, Georgia
— 2 nights
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Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 4 nights
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Gudauri, Georgia
— 2 nights
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Borjomi, Georgia
— 2 nights
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Kutaisi, Georgia
— 1 night
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Batumi, Georgia
— 3 nights
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Akhaltsikhe, Georgia
— 3 nights
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Aspindza, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive to Kopitnari Airport, Fly to Yerevan
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
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Dilijan, Armenia
— 3 nights
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Tatev, Armenia
— 2 nights
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Areni, Armenia
— 1 night
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan — 4 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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, and examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku road trip planning app.

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in September, with highs in Baku at 31°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Gobustan.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 21:

Gobustan, Azerbaijan — 2 nights

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gobustan route planner.

You can drive from Baku to Gobustan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 22°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sheki.
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Museums
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

Sheki, Azerbaijan — 2 nights

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
Change things up with these side-trips from Sheki: Gabala (Gabaland, Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, &more) and Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, contemplate the long history of Sheki Karvansaray, make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

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Getting from Gobustan to Sheki by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Gobustan in September, Sheki is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sighnaghi.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:

Sighnaghi, Georgia — 4 nights

Venture out of the city with trips to Numisi (in Velistsikhe), Kvareli (Wine Yard N 1, Graneli Winery, &more) and Gurjaani (Monument Father of the Soldier & Gurjaani Wine House). Spend the 28th (Wed) exploring nature at Vashlovani National Park.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sighnaghi online tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sheki to Sighnaghi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tbilisi.
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Wineries · Parks · Nature · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Narikala Fortress. On the 1st (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. On the 2nd (Sun), 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, pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tbilisi trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sighnaghi to Tbilisi by car takes about 2 hours. In September in Tbilisi, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 19°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Mtskheta.
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Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 4:

Mtskheta, Georgia — 1 night

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, then pause for some serene contemplation at Jvari Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross, and finally contemplate the long history of The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mtskheta trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Mtskheta takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in October, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ananuri.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:

Ananuri, Georgia — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ananuri tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from Mtskheta to Ananuri takes an hour. In October in Ananuri, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Stepantsminda.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
Highlights from your trip

Stepantsminda, Georgia — 4 nights

Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
When in Stepantsminda, make a side trip to see Juta Valley in Juta, approximately Juta away. On the 8th (Sat), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Mt Kazbek. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Gergeti Glacier, get engrossed in the history at Stepantsminda History Museum, and appreciate the views at Trusso Valley.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Stepantsminda trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ananuri to Stepantsminda takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gudauri.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 11:

Gudauri, Georgia — 2 nights

On the 11th (Tue), glide through natural beauty at Gudauri Paragliding ski Resort. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Mineral Springs, appreciate the history behind Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Tsar Bani.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gudauri trip builder.

Drive from Stepantsminda to Gudauri in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Borjomi.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:

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 13th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Prometheus, boost your wellbeing at Borjomi Sulfur Pools, take in the spiritual surroundings of Green (Mtsvane) Monastery, then walk around Borjomi Central Park, and finally contemplate the long history of Cultural Heritage Monument Firuza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Borjomi vacation planner.

You can drive from Gudauri to Borjomi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kutaisi.
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Parks · Nature · Spas · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 15:

Kutaisi, Georgia — 1 night

Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Martvili Canyon has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take in breathtaking views at Martvili Canyon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery, then ponder the design of Colchis Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bagrati Cathedral, and finally pick up some local products at Kutaisi Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sun): snap pictures at Bely Bridge, explore the fascinating underground world of Prometheus Cave, then take in breathtaking views at Okatse Canyon, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parliament Building.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Borjomi to Kutaisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kutaisi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Batumi.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 16:

Batumi, Georgia — 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, don't miss a visit to Alphabetic Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Batumi Boulevard, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Batumi journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kutaisi to Batumi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Akhaltsikhe.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:

Akhaltsikhe, Georgia — 3 nights

On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Akhaltsikhe Synagogue and then explore the historical opulence of Rabati Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): look and learn at Abastumani Astrophysical Observatory, admire the landmark architecture of The Palace of the Romanov Boyars, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sapara Monastery.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Akhaltsikhe trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Batumi to Akhaltsikhe by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Akhaltsikhe are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Aspindza.
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Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:

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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): steep yourself in history at Khertvisi Fortress and then explore the ancient world of Vardzia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aspindza day trip planner.

Drive from Akhaltsikhe to Aspindza in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Yerevan.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Yerevan: Khor Virap (in Lusarat), Garni Temple (in Garni) and The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and pause for some photo ops at Smoking Woman.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Aspindza to Yerevan. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can catch the shuttle to Dilijan.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 28:

Dilijan, Armenia — 3 nights

Armenian Switzerland

An alpine haven resting in a plush evergreen national park, Dilijan has made a name for itself as the "Armenian Switzerland." A much-loved spa town rich in culture and history, uncover the majestic 10th century monasteries, undisturbed scenic vistas, and hiking trails through undulating forest.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dilijan: Hayravank Monastery (in Hayravank), Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus) and Monastery Sevanavank (in Sevan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Parz, don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Odzun Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Dilijan online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Yerevan to Dilijan by shuttle takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dilijan can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Tatev, Armenia — 2 nights

Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, take in the dramatic natural features at Satanayi Kamurj (Satan's Bridge), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Zorats Karer, then explore the ancient world of Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge), then admire the sheer force of Shaki Waterfall, and finally don't miss a visit to Old Khndzoresk.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tatev travel planner.

Drive from Dilijan to Tatev in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, subway, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Areni.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 2:

Areni, Armenia — 1 night

Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Areni trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Tatev to Areni in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Yerevan.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 3:

Yerevan, Armenia — 2 nights

Pink City

Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vernissage Market, examine the collection at ARARAT Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque), and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Yerevan online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Areni to Yerevan takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Shopping · Spas · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

Azerbaijan travel guide

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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

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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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Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region travel guide

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Churches · Mountains · Cross-country Ski Areas

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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