16 days in Georgia Itinerary

16 days in Georgia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Georgia trip planner
Make it your trip
— 5 nights
— 1 night
— 1 night
— 3 nights
— 2 nights
Drive to Sochi, Fly to Beslan, Drive to Stepantsminda
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Tbilisi International Airport, Fly to Riyadh


Tbilisi — 5 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.
Take a break from Tbilisi with a short trip to Jvari Church in Mtskheta, about 40 minutes away. On the 13th (Mon), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, find something for the whole family at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi, snap pictures at The Bridge of Peace, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi road trip app.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Tbilisi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Georgia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gori.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trip

Gori — 1 night

Gori is a city in eastern Georgia, which serves as the regional capital of Shida Kartli and the centre of the homonymous administrative district. On the 18th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Uplistsiche Cave Town, then don't miss a visit to Monument to the Defenders of the Fortress, and then examine the collection at Stalin Museum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gori trip builder site.

Getting from Tbilisi to Gori by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Gori are 8°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Aspindza.
Historic Sites · Museums

Aspindza — 1 night

Aspindza is a daba in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793, mostly ethnic Georgians. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress and then explore the ancient world of Vardzia.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Aspindza trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Gori to Aspindza in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Batumi.
Historic Sites

Batumi — 3 nights

Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Batumi is known for sightseeing, parks, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of Batumi Boulevard, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium, make a trip to Piazza Square, and admire the natural beauty at Batumi Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Batumi trip builder website.

You can drive from Aspindza to Batumi in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Batumi are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gagra.
Parks · Shopping · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Gagra — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the activities along Lake Ritsa and then take in the views from Suspension Bridge Over the River Bzyb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at New Athos Cave.

Before you visit Gagra, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Batumi to Gagra in 5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Batumi to Gagra. December in Gagra sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Stepantsminda.
Parks · Nature
Side Trips
Highlights from your trip

Stepantsminda — 2 nights

Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church and then glide through natural beauty at Gudauri Paragliding ski Resort. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Kazbek.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda travel itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Gagra to Stepantsminda in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gagra to Stepantsminda. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Signagi.
Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Side Trip

Signagi — 1 night

Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. On the 27th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Signagi vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to Signagi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Signagi are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.
Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Georgia travel guide

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.