8 days in Georgia Itinerary

8 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Drive
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Tbilisi
— 3 nights
Taxi to Natakhtari airfield, Fly to Mestia
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Mestia
— 1 day
Drive
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New Athos
— 1 night
Drive
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Gagra
Drive
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Gudaut'a
Drive
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Batumi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kutaisi
— 1 night
Fly

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Tbilisi

— 3 nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta and Mtatsminda Pantheon. Popular historic sites such as Samtavro Church and Narikala Fortress are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Mtskheta (Jvari Church, Chateau Mukhrani Wine Tours, &more), Vardzia (in Aspindza) and Stepantsminda (Gergeti Trinity Church & Mt Kazbek). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Anchiskhati Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tbilisi Great Synagogue, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tbilisi day trip planning tool.

Kutaisi to Tbilisi is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Kutaisi in November, expect nights in Tbilisi to be about the same, around 5°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wineries

Side Trips

Mestia

— 1 day
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 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Mikheil Khegiani House Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Ushba.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mestia trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tbilisi to Mestia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tbilisi in November, with highs in Mestia at 1°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to New Athos.

Things to do in Mestia

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

New Athos

— 1 night
New Athos or Akhali Atoni is a town in the Gudauta raion of Abkhazia, situated some 22km from Sukhumi by the shores of the Black Sea. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at New Athos Waterfall.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the New Athos road trip planning site.

Getting from Mestia to New Athos by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Mestia to New Athos, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mestia in November, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New Athos: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 8°C at night. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Gagra.

Things to do in New Athos

Nature · Parks

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.
To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gagra travel planner.

Traveling by car from New Athos to Gagra takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. You'll set off for Gudaut'a on the 28th (Sun).

Things to do in Gagra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Gudaut'a

Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Tasting Room of Gudautsky Winery and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dormition of the Mother of God Church.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Gudaut'a trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gagra to Gudaut'a takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Gudaut'a

Wineries · Historic Sites

Batumi

— 2 nights
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 29th (Mon): walk around 6 May Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, then examine the collection at Museum of Adjara, then get engrossed in the history at Kobuleti Museum, and finally head outdoors with Mtirala National Park. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Trinity Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral, then get to know the fascinating history of Batumi Boulevard, and finally explore the world behind art at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo".

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Batumi trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Gudaut'a to Batumi in 4.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Georgia Standard Time is 1 hour. In November in Batumi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Batumi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Kutaisi

— 1 night
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. On the 30th (Tue), browse the fresh offerings at Kutaisi Market, do sightseeing your way with Budget Georgia, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then stroll through Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve, and finally delve into the distant past at Bagrati Cathedral.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kutaisi trip planner.

You can drive from Batumi to Kutaisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Batumi in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Kutaisi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Wineries

Georgia travel guide

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Churches · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.