17 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

17 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

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17 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

Start: London, United Kingdom
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Signagi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Batumi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Gagra, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16​h 30​min
7
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: London, United Kingdom

2
nights
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.
Shop till you drop at Park Bulvar Baku and Nizami str. /Tarqovi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Workshop Ali Shamsi and Philharmonic Fountain Park. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Miniature Books, tee off at Dreamland Golf Club, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael Russian Church, and head outdoors with Crystall Hall.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Baku day trip planning app .

London, UK to Baku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Azerbaijan Time is 4 hours. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Baku: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Outdoors Shopping Golf
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Heydar Mosque ©
Heydar Mosque
Miniature Books ©
Miniature Books
Philharmonic Fountain Park ©
Philharmonic Fountain Park

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at East Point, do a tasting at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar, then look for gifts at Chacha Corner, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Jumah Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Fotografia, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore the activities along Lisi Lake.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Tbilisi using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Baku to Tbilisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Baku in July since evenings lows in Tbilisi dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Shopping Outdoors Tours
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Karalashvili's Wine Cellar ©
Karalashvili's Wine Cellar
Chacha Corner ©
Chacha Corner
East Point ©
East Point

2
nights
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 18th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gurjaani Kvelatsminda Monastery, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephan’s Church, then contemplate the long history of Signagi City Walls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lagodekhi National Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): stop by Gurjaani Wine House, learn about winemaking at Chateau Zegaani, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George’s Church, and finally take in the pleasant sights at House-Museum of Niko Pirosmani.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Signagi route maker site .

Getting from Tbilisi to Signagi by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Signagi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Signagi

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Gurjaani, Lagodekhi National Reserve, House-Museum of Niko Pirosmani, Chateau Zegaani
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Signagi City Walls ©
Signagi City Walls
Lagodekhi National Reserve ©
Lagodekhi National Reserve
St. George’s Church ©
St. George’s Church

2
nights
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. On the 20th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Kutaisi Historical Museum, then delve into the distant past at Bagrati Cathedral, and then learn about winemaking at Baia's Wine. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery, don't miss a visit to Motsameta Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shaorskoye Reservoir, then savor the flavors at Kutaisi Market, and finally make a trip to David Agmashenebeli Square.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kutaisi online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Signagi to Kutaisi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, daytime highs in Kutaisi are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Nature Parks Wineries

Side Trips

Shaorskoye Reservoir, Baia's Wine
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Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): admire the striking features of Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Holy Christ of All Savior, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Batumi, then appreciate the history behind Ilia Chavchavadze statue, then sample the tasty concoctions at Batumi Brewery Batumuri, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo".

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Batumi attractions planning website .

Drive from Kutaisi to Batumi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Kutaisi in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Batumi, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Batumi

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral ©
Mosque Batumi ©
Mosque Batumi
Armenian Apostolic Church ©
Armenian Apostolic Church

3
nights
Gagra, Georgia

Gagra ©
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dormition of the Mother of God Church and Pitsunda Lighthouse. Get outdoors at Pitsunda Grove and Waterfall Ptichiy Klyuv. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gagra: Yupsharskiy Canyon (in Bzipi) and Hot Springs (in Gudaut'a). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Milky Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abaata Fortress, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers Who Died During the Great Patriotic War, and explore the activities along Waterfall of Lovers.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gagra trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Batumi to Gagra in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. The time zone changes from Georgia Time (GET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Gagra

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pitsunda, Gudaut'a, Bzipi
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Dormition of the Mother of God Church ©
Abaata Fortress ©
Abaata Fortress

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in breathtaking views at Garni Gorge, look for gifts at Salt Sack, then browse the exhibits of Dalan Art Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Dalma Garden Mall, then admire the masterpieces at National Art Gallery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Yerevan road trip planning site .

Explore your travel options from Gagra to Yerevan with the Route module. Traveling from Gagra to Yerevan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Gagra in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Yerevan: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Kecharis Monastery, Master Levon's Divine Underground, Garni Gorge
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Kecharis Monastery ©
Kecharis Monastery
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

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