Route & dates
16 days in Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan Itinerary
Start: Manama, Bahrain
Fly: 6h 30min
Yerevan, Armenia— 3 nights
Drive: 1h 30min
Dilijan, Armenia— 2 nights
Drive + Fly: 6h
Tbilisi, Georgia— 3 nights
Drive: 2h 15min
Batumi, Georgia— 3 nights
Fly: 4h 45min
Baku, Azerbaijan— 3 nights
End: Manama, Bahrain
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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.Head to Vernissage Market and Dalma Garden Mallfor plenty of shopping. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Yerevan: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Echmiadzin Monastery (in Vagharshapat) and Khor Virap (in Lusarat). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Republic Square, buy something for everyone on your list at Yerevan Mall, get great views at Charent's Arch, and examine the collection at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts.
For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yerevan sightseeing planner.
Manama, Bahrain to Yerevan is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Manama in August, expect nights in Yerevan to be colder, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dilijan.
Things to do in Yerevan
Echmiadzin Monastery, Khor Virap, The Monastery of Geghard, Charent's Arch
An alpine haven resting in a plush evergreen national park, Dilijan has made a name for itself as the "Armenian Switzerland." A much-loved spa town rich in culture and history, uncover the majestic 10th century monasteries, undisturbed scenic vistas, and hiking trails through undulating forest.Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, make a trip to Monastery Sevanavank, then kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, then make a trip to Saint Sargis Chapel, and finally make a trip to Goshavank Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Dilijan National Park.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Dilijan road trip website .
Traveling by car from Yerevan to Dilijan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. August in Dilijan sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.
Things to do in Dilijan
Gosh, Monastery Sevanavank, Hayravank Monastery
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.Do your shopping at Gallery 27 and Tbilisi Mall. Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Mtskheta (Jvari Church & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral). Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, take a memorable drive along Rustaveli Avenue, delve into the distant past at Narikala Fortress, and pause for some photo ops at Kartlis Deda.
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tbilisi trip planning tool .
Explore your travel options from Dilijan to Tbilisi with the Route module. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Batumi.
Things to do in Tbilisi
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.Escape the urban bustle at Dolphinarium and Ureki Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Sarpi Beach and Kobuleti Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Argo Cable Car, appreciate the history behind Monument Ali and Nino, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard.
To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Batumi online visit planner .
You can fly from Tbilisi to Batumi in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Tbilisi in August, expect nights in Batumi to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 33°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Baku.
Things to do in Batumi
Kobuleti Beach, Sarpi Beach, Ureki Beach
City of Winds
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.For shopping fun, head to Nizami str. /Tarqovi or Park Bulvar Baku. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Old City Baku, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, browse the different shops at Port Baku Mall, and go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.
To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Baku attractions planner .
You can fly from Batumi to Baku in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. When traveling from Batumi in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Baku: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.
Things to do in Baku
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