11 days in Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

11 days in Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

Make it your trip
Fly
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Signagi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kvareli, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive to Tbilisi International Airport, Fly to Yerevan
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia — 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.
Visit Mtatsminda Pantheon and Tsminda Sameba Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anchiskhati Basilica and The Kashveti Church of St. George. The adventure continues: take a memorable drive along Rustaveli Avenue, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and sample some tasty brews at All Around Georgia - Tours by Davit.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi online trip itinerary builder.

Istanbul, Turkey to Tbilisi is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Georgia Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Signagi.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries

Signagi, Georgia — 2 nights

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 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino and then wander the wide-open spaces of Living Roots Horse Ranch (Lost Ridge Ranch). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Signagi City Walls.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Signagi trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Signagi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kvareli.
Historic Sites

Kvareli, Georgia — 3 nights

Kvareli is a town in northeastern in Kakheti Province, Georgia. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): indulge your senses at Wine Yard N 1 and then do a tasting at Nelkarisi (Friends' Cellar). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Gremi and then steep yourself in history at Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kvareli route planner.

Traveling by car from Signagi to Kvareli takes 1.5 hours. April in Kvareli sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Yerevan.
Wineries · Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Side Trip

Yerevan, Armenia — 2 nights

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.
Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Saint Hripsime Church and Saint Sarkis Cathedral for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Armenia, see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque).

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Yerevan attractions planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kvareli to Yerevan. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip

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.

Armenia travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.