16 days in Georgia & Yerevan Itinerary

16 days in Georgia & Yerevan Itinerary

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16 days in Georgia & Yerevan Itinerary

Start: Beirut, Lebanon
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
bus:  4​h 15​min
2
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
3
Gori, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Mestia, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Ushguli, Georgia
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Beirut, Lebanon

2
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.
Visit The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Saint Hripsime Church for their historical value. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Khosrov Forest State Reserve and Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Yerevan itinerary planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Yerevan is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and car; or do a combination of car, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Armenia Time is 2 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Beirut in February; daily highs in Yerevan reach 9°C and lows reach -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Yerevan

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Khosrov Forest State Reserve, Ski Resort Tsakhkadzor
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Narikala Fortress and Agmashenebeli Avenue. Step off the beaten path and head to Samtavro Church and State Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema. Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: Gombori Pass (in Telavi) and The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta (in Mtskheta). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Legvachtahvi Gorge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapel of Saint David, and cruise along Rustaveli Avenue.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi holiday planning app .

You can fly from Yerevan to Tbilisi in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Yerevan in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 0°C in Tbilisi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Gori.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Outdoors Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Gombori Pass
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The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
Samtavro Church ©
Samtavro Church
Agmashenebeli Avenue ©
Agmashenebeli Avenue

1
night
Gori, Georgia

Gori ©
Gori is a city in eastern Georgia, which serves as the regional capital of Shida Kartli and the centre of the homonymous administrative district. On the 4th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Gori Castle, see the interesting displays at Stalin Museum, then get a new perspective on nature at Sergi Makalatia Gori Historical and Ethnographical Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Uplistsiche Cave Town.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gori trip itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Tbilisi to Gori in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Gori sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Gori

Museums Historic Sites
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Stalin Museum ©
Stalin Museum
Uplistsiche Cave Town ©
Uplistsiche Cave Town
Gori Castle ©
Gori Castle

3
nights
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography and Chaladi Glacier. Take a break from the city and head to Mountain Ushba and Ski Resort Tetnuldi. And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Khatsvali Ski Resort, take in panoramic vistas at Love Tower, and examine the collection at Mikheil Khegiani House Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Mestia trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Gori to Mestia takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Gori in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Mestia: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ushguli.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Love Tower
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Khatsvali Ski Resort ©
Khatsvali Ski Resort
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba

1
day
Ushguli, Georgia

Ushguli ©
On the 8th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Ushguli Ethnographic Museum, make a trip to Ushguli, and then pause for some serene contemplation at LaMaria Church.

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You can drive from Mestia to Ushguli in 2 hours. March in Ushguli sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Ushguli

Museums Historic Sites
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Ushguli Ethnographic Museum ©
Ushguli Ethnographic Museum
LaMaria Church ©
LaMaria Church

3
nights
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mt Kazbek and Gveleti Waterfall. Escape the urban bustle at Trusso Valley and Juta Valley. Take a break from Stepantsminda with a short trip to Sport&Ski Georgia in Gudauri, about 46 minutes away.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Stepantsminda trip itinerary planning app .

Drive from Ushguli to Stepantsminda in 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Sport&Ski Georgia, Juta Valley
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
Trusso Valley ©
Trusso Valley

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