19 days in Georgia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

19 days in Georgia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Rustavi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Telavi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
4
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Gori, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
6
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  14 h
8
Ganja, Azerbaijan
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Sheki, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
10
Shamakhi, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
11
Gusar, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  15 min
12
Guba, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
13
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
Fly:  9 h
End: Cairo, Egypt

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Narikala Fortress and then snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cruise along Rustaveli Avenue, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Jvari Church, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi trip itinerary planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Tbilisi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Tbilisi is 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in November; daily highs in Tbilisi reach 14°C and lows reach 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rustavi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trip

Jvari Church
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The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

1
night
Rustavi, Georgia

Rustavi ©
Rustavi is a city in the southeast of Georgia, in the province of Kvemo Kartli, situated 25km southeast of the capital Tbilisi. On the 17th (Sun), bet on your favorite at Rustavi International Motopark.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rustavi trip planner.

Getting from Tbilisi to Rustavi by car takes about an hour. In November in Rustavi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Telavi.
Highlights from your plan
Rustavi International Motopark ©
Rustavi International Motopark

1
night
Telavi, Georgia

Telavi ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Alaverdi St. George Cathedral, make a trip to Giant Plane Tree, do a tasting at Chubini Wine Cellar, step into the grandiose world of Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels, thentake an in-depth tour of Gremi, and finally explore the galleries of Tsinandali Palace.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Telavi holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rustavi to Telavi takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Telavi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Kvareli, Tsinandali Palace, Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
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Alaverdi St. George Cathedral ©
Alaverdi St. George Cathedral
Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels ©
Chubini Wine Cellar ©
Chubini Wine Cellar

1
night
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Elias the Prophet Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Stepantsminda trip planner.

Traveling by car from Telavi to Stepantsminda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gori.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
St. Elias the Prophet Church ©
St. Elias the Prophet Church

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. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Gori Castle, examine the collection at Stalin Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Sergi Makalatia Gori Historical and Ethnographical Museum, thendelve into the distant past at Uplistsiche Cave Town, and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to the Defenders of the Fortress.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gori tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Stepantsminda to Gori by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Gori

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uplistsiche Cave Town ©
Uplistsiche Cave Town
Stalin Museum ©
Stalin Museum
Gori Castle ©
Gori Castle

1
night
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Prometheus Cave, pick up some local products at Kutaisi Market, steep yourself in history at Bagrati Cathedral, thenexamine the collection at Sport Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery.

To find ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi day trip tool.

You can drive from Gori to Kutaisi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Gori in November, you will find days in Kutaisi are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Prometheus Cave
Highlights from your plan
Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, appreciate the history behind Monument Ali and Nino, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Batumi Boulevard, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo" and then make a trip to Argo Cable Car.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Batumi trip site.

You can drive from Kutaisi to Batumi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Argo Cable Car ©
Argo Cable Car

1
day
Ganja, Azerbaijan

Ganja ©
Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): admire the striking features of Bottle House and then explore the activities along Lake Goygol.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ganja attractions planning app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Batumi to Ganja. In November, Ganja is slightly colder than Batumi - with highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Lake Goygol
Highlights from your plan
Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Bottle House
Bottle House

1
night
Sheki, Azerbaijan

Sheki ©
Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, thenmake a trip to Sheki Fortress, thenget engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress

1
night
Shamakhi, Azerbaijan

Shamakhi
Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Shamakhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gusar.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum

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night
Gusar, Azerbaijan

Gusar ©
Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park and then tour along fresh powder with Shahdag Mountain Resort.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gusar itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Gusar in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Guba.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks Tours Winter Sports
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Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Nariman Narimanov Park
Nariman Narimanov Park

1
night
Guba, Azerbaijan

Guba
A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the history behind Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Guba sightseeing planner.

Guba is very close to Gusar. November in Guba sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Guba

Nature Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Afurja Waterfall
Afurja Waterfall
Tengya Alty Gorge ©
Tengya Alty Gorge
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex

3
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Flame Towers, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Shirvanshahs.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Baku tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Guba to Baku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Guba in November since evenings lows in Baku dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Walking tours
Baku Boulevard
Baku Boulevard

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