16 days in Georgia, Yerevan & Dilijan Itinerary

16 days in Georgia, Yerevan & Dilijan Itinerary

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16 days in Georgia, Yerevan & Dilijan Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kvareli, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Dilijan, Armenia
— 3 nights
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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1
night
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): appreciate the views at Juta Valley, stroll the grounds of Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda driving holiday planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Stepantsminda is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Stepantsminda. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Kvareli.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, Juta Valley
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church

2
nights
Kvareli, Georgia

Kvareli ©
Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. On the 4th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Signagi City Walls, look for all kinds of wild species at Lagodekhi National Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Gremi, and finally admire the striking features of Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do a tasting at Kindzmarauli Corporation Wine House, do a tasting at Tunnel Winery Khareba's, then steep yourself in history at Nekresi Monastery Complex, and finally learn about winemaking at Chelti Winery.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kvareli trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to Kvareli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Kvareli can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Kvareli

Wineries Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Signagi City Walls, Lagodekhi National Reserve, Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
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Tunnel Winery Khareba's ©
Tunnel Winery Khareba's
Nekresi Monastery Complex ©
Nekresi Monastery Complex

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.
Narikala Fortress and Tsminda Sameba Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Karalashvili's Wine Cellar and Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Chateau Mukhrani (in Mukhrani) and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral (in Mtskheta). There's still lots to do: get outside with Rustaveli Avenue, test the waters at a local thermal spa, take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, and take in the dramatic natural features at Legvachtahvi Gorge.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tbilisi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kvareli to Tbilisi takes 2 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Chateau Mukhrani
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Karalashvili's Wine Cellar ©
Karalashvili's Wine Cellar
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

2
nights
Batumi, Georgia

Batumi ©
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
On the 9th (Sun), appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, then don't miss a visit to Monument Ali and Nino, and then head outdoors with Mtirala National Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Kobuleti Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Batumi Brewery Batumuri, and then try your luck at Casino International.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Batumi road trip planning website .

Getting from Tbilisi to Batumi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, Batumi is a bit warmer than Tbilisi - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Batumi

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kobuleti, Makhuntseti Waterwall
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Mtirala National Park ©
Mtirala National Park
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Makhuntseti Waterwall ©
Makhuntseti Waterwall

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.
On the 12th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard, then get great views at Charent's Arch, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Master Levon's Divine Underground. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Khor Virap, then pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, and then take in the awesome beauty at Caucasus Mountains.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Yerevan trip planner .

Traveling by car from Batumi to Yerevan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Batumi in February: high temperatures in Yerevan hover around 9°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Dilijan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Garni, The Monastery of Geghard, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, Master Levon's Divine Underground, Khor Virap
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

3
nights
Dilijan, Armenia

Dilijan ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kecharis Monastery, explore the different monuments and memorials at Noratus Cemetery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, then pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haghartsin Monastery. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Dilijan National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Dilijan trip planner .

You can drive from Yerevan to Dilijan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kecharis Monastery, Noratus Cemetery, Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

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