15 days in Georgia, Azerbaijan & Armenia Itinerary

15 days in Georgia, Azerbaijan & Armenia Itinerary

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15 days in Georgia, Azerbaijan & Armenia Itinerary

Start: Brussels, Belgium
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
New Athos, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Aspindza, Georgia
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Mestia, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
5
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
6
Signagi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  8​h
7
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h 30​min
8
Yeghegis, Armenia
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
9
Yerevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Brussels, Belgium

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day
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. On the 9th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at David Kakabadze Fine Art Gallery, view the masterpieces at Kutaisi Historical Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Sport Museum, then pick up some local products at Kutaisi Market, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelati Monastery.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kutaisi tour planning site .

Brussels, Belgium to Kutaisi is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Georgia Time (GET) is 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in September; daily highs in Kutaisi reach 32°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to New Athos.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

1
night
New Athos, Georgia

New Athos ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Dormition of the Mother of God Church, explore the fascinating underground world of New Athos Cave, make a trip to Anacopia Fortress, don't miss a visit to New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Simon the Canaanite Church, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of the Abkhazian Kingdom.

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Traveling by car from Kutaisi to New Athos takes 4 hours. The time zone changes from Georgia Time (GET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Aspindza.

Things to do in New Athos

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dormition of the Mother of God Church
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New Athos Cave ©
New Athos Cave
Dormition of the Mother of God Church ©
Saint Simon the Canaanite Church ©
Saint Simon the Canaanite Church

1
day
Aspindza, Georgia

Aspindza ©
Aspindza is a daba in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793, mostly ethnic Georgians. On the 11th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress and then delve into the distant past at Vardzia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Aspindza trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from New Athos to Aspindza in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Georgia Time is 1 hour. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites
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Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress
Vardzia ©
Vardzia

1
night
Mestia, Georgia

Mestia ©
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 12th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mikheil Khegiani House Museum, get outside with Chaladi Glacier, then examine the collection at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, and finally fly down the slopes at Khatsvali Ski Resort.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mestia holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Aspindza to Mestia in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Mestia can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Museums Winter Sports
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Mikheil Khegiani House Museum ©
Mikheil Khegiani House Museum
Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier

3
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
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 explore and learn at Open Air Museum of Ethnography and State Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble and Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi. Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Mtskheta (Svetitskhoveli Cathedral & The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, view the masterpieces at Yota Royal Gallery, take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tbilisi attractions planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mestia to Tbilisi in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mestia in September, you will find days in Tbilisi are much hotter (31°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble ©
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©

1
night
Signagi, Georgia

Signagi ©
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gurjaani Kvelatsminda Monastery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George’s Church, contemplate the long history of Signagi City Walls, take in the pleasant sights at House-Museum of Niko Pirosmani, then admire all the interesting features of Living Roots Horse Ranch, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Signagi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Signagi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Signagi

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Gurjaani Kvelatsminda Monastery, House-Museum of Niko Pirosmani
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Signagi City Walls ©
Signagi City Walls
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
St. George’s Church ©
St. George’s Church

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night
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
On the 17th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Workshop Ali Shamsi, step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Shirvanshahs, examine the collection at Miniature Books, then steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, and finally examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, buy something for everyone on your list at Park Bulvar Baku, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Martyrs' Lane, and finally go all around town with City Tours.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Baku trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Signagi to Baku. In September, daytime highs in Baku are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yeghegis.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Palace of the Shirvanshahs ©
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Martyrs' Lane ©
Martyrs' Lane
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City

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Yeghegis, Armenia

Yeghegis ©
Yeghegis is a town in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the different monuments and memorials at Yeghegis Jewish Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zorats Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Arates Monastery, then contemplate the long history of Tsakhats Kar Monastery, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass).

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Yeghegis driving holiday planner .

Drive from Baku to Yeghegis in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Yeghegis

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Arates Monastery
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Tsakhats Kar Monastery ©
Tsakhats Kar Monastery
Zorats Church ©
Zorats Church
Arates Monastery ©
Arates Monastery

3
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
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 explore and learn at History Museum of Armenia and Dalan Art Gallery. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Monastery of Geghard and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. Change things up with a short trip to Garni Temple in Garni (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Vernissage Market, see the interesting displays at Parajanov Museum, admire the masterpieces at Ardean, and browse the exhibits of Gala Art Gallery.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Yerevan trip tool .

Traveling by car from Yeghegis to Yerevan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Monastery of Geghard, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Garni Temple
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History Museum of Armenia ©
History Museum of Armenia
Parajanov Museum ©
Parajanov Museum

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