18 days in Georgia Itinerary

18 days in Georgia Itinerary

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18 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Batumi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Aspindza
— 1 night
taxi + train:  3​h 15​min
3
Tbilisi
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
5
Mestia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Gagra
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Kutaisi
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: London

1
night
Batumi

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 19th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Mirveti Waterfall, explore the activities along Makhuntseti Waterwall, take in the exciting artwork at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", then appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, and finally meet the residents at Batumi Dolphinarium. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens and then make a trip to Argo Cable Car.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Batumi vacation maker .

London, UK to Batumi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from London to Batumi, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Batumi hover around 33°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Aspindza.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mirveti Waterfall, Makhuntseti Waterwall
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Makhuntseti Waterwall ©
Makhuntseti Waterwall

1
night
Aspindza

Aspindza ©
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 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress and then delve into the distant past at Vardzia.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Aspindza vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Batumi to Aspindza takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites
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Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress

4
nights
Tbilisi

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Rustaveli Avenue and Mount Mtatsminda. Do some cultural sightseeing at Stalin Museum and Narikala Fortress. Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to Uplistsiche Cave Town (in Gori) and Mtskheta (Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Georgian National Museum, examine the collection at State Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema, take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi online travel route planner .

Getting from Aspindza to Tbilisi by combination of taxi and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Tbilisi sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Gori
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Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

2
nights
Stepantsminda

Stepantsminda ©
On the 26th (Mon), admire the sheer force of Gveleti Waterfall, then take in the awesome beauty at Gergeti Glacier, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Kazbek.

To find more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Stepantsminda online journey planner .

You can drive from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof
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Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Glacier ©
Gergeti Glacier

2
nights
Mestia

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 28th (Wed): examine the collection at Mikheil Khegiani House Museum, head outdoors with Chaladi Glacier, and then see the interesting displays at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Ushba, then head outdoors with Koruldi Lakes, and then stroll through Khatsvali Ski Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mestia road trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Stepantsminda to Mestia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba

2
nights
Gagra

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lake Rica and Goluboye Ozero. Venture out of the city with trips to New Athos Cave (in New Athos) and Yupsharskiy Canyon (in Bzipi). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Gegskiy Waterfall, examine the collection at Pitsundsky State Historical and Architectural Reserve Vieliky Pitiunt, contemplate the waterfront views at Waterfall of Lovers, and don't miss a visit to Park named after Prince Olderburgkiy.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gagra day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Mestia to Gagra takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Georgia Time to Moscow Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Mestia in August, expect little chillier with lows of 25°C in Gagra. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Yupsharskiy Canyon, New Athos Cave, Pitsundsky State Historical and Architectural Reserve Vieliky Pitiunt
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Lake Ritsa ©
Lake Ritsa
Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall
New Athos Cave ©
New Athos Cave

3
nights
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Shaorskoye Reservoir, then browse the fresh offerings at Kutaisi Market, and finally don't miss a visit to David Agmashenebeli Square. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Sport Museum, explore the stunning scenery at Okatse Canyon, then Head underground at Prometheus Cave, and finally explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kutaisi holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Gagra to Kutaisi takes 4.5 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gagra to Kutaisi due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Kutaisi are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Shaorskoye Reservoir, Prometheus Cave
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Okatse Canyon ©
Okatse Canyon
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

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