11 days in Georgia Itinerary

11 days in Georgia Itinerary

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11 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  18​h
1
Tbilisi
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
2
Mestia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kutaisi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Batumi
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tsinandali Palace and Anchiskhati Basilica. Head to Yuliko & Friends Concept Store and Fotografiafor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels (in Gremi), David Gareja Monastery (in Udabno) and Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sioni Church, do a tasting at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar, indulge in some culinary diversions at Tkemali Tour, and look for gifts at Chacha Corner.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tbilisi travel planning tool .

New York City, USA to Tbilisi is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Georgia Time (GET), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, David Gareja Monastery, Tsinandali Palace, The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta, Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
Highlights from your plan
Tkemali Tour ©
Tkemali Tour
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble ©

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Love Tower, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas Church, and then head outdoors with Chaladi Glacier. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Khatsvali Ski Resort, then see the interesting displays at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Ushba.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mestia online journey builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Tbilisi to Mestia in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Tbilisi, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Mestia, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Mestia

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Khatsvali Ski Resort ©
Khatsvali Ski Resort
Mountain Ushba ©
Mountain Ushba

1
night
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the stunning scenery at Okatse Canyon, browse the fresh offerings at Kutaisi Market, then admire the striking features of Bagrati Cathedral, and finally don't miss a visit to Motsameta Monastery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kutaisi trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Mestia to Kutaisi by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Mestia in September, plan for much hotter days and about the same nights in Kutaisi: temperatures range from 82°F by day to 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Batumi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery
Kutaisi Market ©
Kutaisi Market
Okatse Canyon ©
Okatse Canyon

2
nights
Batumi

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 12th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Makhuntseti Waterwall, then take in the views from Bridge Mahuntseti, then walk around 6 May Park, and finally view the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo". On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Astronomical Clock, and then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antiques Shop.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Batumi travel route builder app .

You can drive from Kutaisi to Batumi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kutaisi in September: highs in Batumi hover around 77°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Makhuntseti Waterwall
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Makhuntseti Waterwall ©
Makhuntseti Waterwall
Holy Mother Virgins Nativity Cathedral ©
Bridge Mahuntseti ©
Bridge Mahuntseti

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