17 days in Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

17 days in Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

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17 days in Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

Start: Zurich, Switzerland
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Areni, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Signagi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
6
New Athos, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Zurich, Switzerland


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2
nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan ©
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Parajanov Museum and Alexander Tamanyan Statue. Step out of Yerevan to go to Geghard and see The Monastery of Geghard, which is approximately 58 minutes away. Dedicate the 3rd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, stop by Salt Sack, examine the collection at Yerevan Brandy Factory, and explore the galleries of Armenian Genocide Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Yerevan trip itinerary planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Yerevan is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Yerevan is 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Zurich in February since evenings lows in Yerevan dip to -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Areni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Parks

Side Trip

The Monastery of Geghard
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Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard

1
night
Areni, Armenia

Areni ©
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, Head underground at T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, explore the stunning scenery at Noravank Gorge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Astvatsatsin Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noravank Monastery, and finally Head underground at Mozrov Cave.

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

Traveling by car from Yerevan to Areni takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mozrov Cave
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Noravank Gorge ©
Noravank Gorge
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave ©
T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave

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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.
Dedicate the 7th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Pack the 8th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi. And it doesn't end there: take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, get outside with Rustaveli Avenue, and find something for the whole family at Mtatsminda Amusement Park.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi tour builder site .

Explore your travel options from Areni to Tbilisi with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Theme Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive
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The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi ©
Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi ©
Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi

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Signagi, Georgia

Signagi ©
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, explore and take pictures at Living Roots Horse Ranch, admire the masterpieces at Museum of History and Ethnography, steep yourself in history at Signagi City Walls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephan’s Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George’s Church.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Signagi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Signagi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In February in Signagi, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 0°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Signagi

Historic Sites Museums
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Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
Signagi City Walls ©
Signagi City Walls
Living Roots Horse Ranch ©
Living Roots Horse Ranch

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nights
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek. Keep things going the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Trusso Valley, then appreciate the history behind Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, then stroll the grounds of Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda trip planner.

Getting from Signagi to Stepantsminda by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to New Athos.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gudauri
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Trusso Valley ©
Trusso Valley
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church

1
night
New Athos, Georgia

New Athos ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at New Athos Waterfall, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Simon the Canaanite Church, make a trip to Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sukhumi Botanical Garden, then don't miss a visit to Anacopia Fortress, and finally make a trip to New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Fountain Griffins, appreciate the history behind Monument to Bagrat Shinkuba, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Annunciation, then snap pictures at Besleti Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mokko Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the New Athos itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Stepantsminda to New Athos takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Stepantsminda to New Athos due to the time zone difference. In February in New Athos, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Batumi.

Things to do in New Athos

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Sukhumi
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Anacopia Fortress ©
Anacopia Fortress

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Europe Square and Dancing Fountains, Batumi. Change things up with a short trip to Mtirala National Park in Kobuleti (about 56 minutes away). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, make a trip to Argo Cable Car, tour the pleasant surroundings at 6 May Park, and ponder the design of Fountain Of Neptun.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Batumi trip builder .

You can drive from New Athos to Batumi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from New Athos to Batumi, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February in Batumi, expect temperatures between 14°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Mtirala National Park
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Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Mtirala National Park ©
Mtirala National Park
Astronomical Clock ©
Astronomical Clock

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