19 days in Armenia, Tbilisi & Kutaisi Itinerary

19 days in Armenia, Tbilisi & Kutaisi Itinerary

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19 days in Armenia, Tbilisi & Kutaisi Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kutaisi, Georgia
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  17​h 45​min
3
Tatev, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Sevan, Armenia
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Stepanavan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Yerevan, Armenia
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Doha, Qatar


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5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate David Gareja Monastery and Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mtatsminda Pantheon and Tunnel Winery Khareba's. Go for a jaunt from Tbilisi to Kvareli to see Nekresi Monastery Complex about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi, delve into the distant past at Narikala Fortress, browse the eclectic array of goods at Flea Market Dry Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Metekhi Cathedral.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Tbilisi vacation planner.

Doha, Qatar to Tbilisi is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Doha to Tbilisi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in September, things will get cooler in Tbilisi: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Kvareli, David Gareja Monastery, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble ©
Nekresi Monastery Complex ©
Nekresi Monastery Complex
Mtatsminda Pantheon ©
Mtatsminda Pantheon

1
night
Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Gelati Monastery and then Head underground at Prometheus Cave. On the next day, make a trip to Monastery Martvili and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Kutaisi vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Kutaisi takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Tatev.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Monastery Martvili
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Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Prometheus Cave ©
Prometheus Cave
Monastery Martvili ©
Monastery Martvili

2
nights
Tatev, Armenia

Tatev ©
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tatev Monastery.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tatev sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tbilisi to Tatev. Traveling from Tbilisi in September, you will find days in Tatev are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Halidzor Fortress, Wings of Tatev, Shaki Waterfall
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Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Shaki Waterfall ©
Shaki Waterfall
Halidzor Fortress ©
Halidzor Fortress

1
night
Sevan, Armenia

Sevan ©
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Noratus Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Jukhtakvank Monastery, and then explore the ancient world of Matosavank Monastery.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sevan sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Tatev to Sevan in 4.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Tatev to Sevan due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Tatev in September; daily highs in Sevan reach 29°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Stepanavan.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Dilijan, Noratus Cemetery, Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery

3
nights
Stepanavan, Armenia

Stepanavan ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): explore the ancient world of The Monastery of Bardzrakash St. Gregory, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kobayr Monastery, then don't miss a visit to Sanahin Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Odzun Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of House Museum of Stepan Shahumyan, then delve into the distant past at Lori Castle, and then get a new perspective on nature at Lori-Pambak Geological Museum of Vanadzor.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Stepanavan vacation trip planner.

You can drive from Sevan to Stepanavan in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Stepanavan

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Dsegh, Alaverdi, Lori-Pambak Geological Museum of Vanadzor
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Odzun Church ©
Odzun Church
Kobayr Monastery ©
Kobayr Monastery

4
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 The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Northern Avenue Pedestrian Street. The Monastery of Geghard and Khor Virap will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Yerevan: Garni (Garni Temple & Garni Gorge). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Dalma Garden Mall, savor the flavors at Noy Erevan Brandy Factory, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Yerevan vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Stepanavan to Yerevan takes 3 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Armenia Time (AMT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Stepanavan in September: high temperatures in Yerevan hover around 34°C and lows are around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Garni, The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, The Monastery of Geghard, Khor Virap
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

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