16 days in Azerbaijan & Georgia Itinerary

16 days in Azerbaijan & Georgia Itinerary

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16 days in Azerbaijan & Georgia Itinerary

Start: Cairo, Egypt
Fly:  8 h 30 min
1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Aspindza, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
4
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Guba, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
7
Sheki, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Mingachevir, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Taxi + Train:  1 h 30 min
9
Ganja, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  14 h 30 min
End: Cairo, Egypt

2
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): see the interesting displays at State Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jvari Church, take a memorable drive along Rustaveli Avenue, do a tasting at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar, then explore the ancient world of Narikala Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble and then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Tbilisi trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Tbilisi is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Tbilisi is 2 hours. In November, Tbilisi is colder than Cairo - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Spas Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Jvari Church, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Karalashvili's Wine Cellar ©
Karalashvili's Wine Cellar
Jvari Church ©
Jvari Church
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

2
nights
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Kazbek.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Aspindza.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
Gveleti Waterfall ©
Gveleti Waterfall

1
night
Aspindza, Georgia

Aspindza ©
Aspindza is a daba in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793, mostly ethnic Georgians. To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Aspindza travel app .

Drive from Stepantsminda to Aspindza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Batumi.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites
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Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress

2
nights
Batumi, Georgia

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 20th (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, then view the masterpieces at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", then admire the masterpieces at Salon Workshop of Kemal Turmanidze, and finally head outdoors with Mtirala National Park. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Batumi Archeological Museum, then take in the dramatic scenery at Mirveti Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Makhuntseti Waterwall.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Batumi tour builder site .

Getting from Aspindza to Batumi by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Mtirala National Park, Makhuntseti Waterwall, Mirveti Waterfall
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Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Makhuntseti Waterwall ©
Makhuntseti Waterwall
Mtirala National Park ©
Mtirala National Park

2
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Yanar Dag, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, then steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Maiden Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami str. /Tarqovi, make a trip to Flame Towers, then examine the collection at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, and finally go for a walk through Baku Boulevard.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Baku trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Batumi to Baku takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. When traveling from Batumi in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Baku, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Quba.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

2
nights
Guba, Azerbaijan

Guba
A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Laza Waterfalls and then get a dose of the wild on Shahdag Mountain Resort. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Afurdzhi Falls, then walk around Nariman Narimanov Park, and then stroll the grounds of The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Quba trip planner.

Drive from Baku to Quba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Baku in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Quba, with lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Guba

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Gusar, Laza Waterfalls
Highlights from your plan
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Laza Waterfalls
Laza Waterfalls
The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex ©
The Guba Genocide Memorial Complex

1
night
Sheki, Azerbaijan

Sheki ©
Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khan's Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sheki attractions planner .

Getting from Quba to Sheki by car takes about 6 hours. In November in Sheki, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mingachevir.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sheki Khan's Palace ©
Sheki Khan's Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress

1
night
Mingachevir, Azerbaijan

Mingachevir
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mingachevir Mosque.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mingachevir online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Sheki to Mingachevir in 1.5 hours. November in Mingachevir sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Ganja.

Things to do in Mingachevir

Historic Sites

1
night
Ganja, Azerbaijan

Ganja ©
Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.
On the 28th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at German Lutheran Church and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lake Goygol.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ganja road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and train from Mingachevir to Ganja takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daytime highs in Ganja are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Lake Goygol
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Ganja State Puppet Theatre
Ganja State Puppet Theatre

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