21 days in Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

21 days in Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

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21 days in Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Batumi, Georgia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Borjomi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
3
Bakuriani, Georgia
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Akhaltsikhe, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
5
Aspindza, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Ninotsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
7
Gyumri, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Vagharshapat, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
9
Yerevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
10
Garni, Armenia
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv, Israel


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3
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.
Batumi is known for parks, historic sites, zoos & aquariums, fun & games, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, don't miss a visit to Astronomical Clock, get to know the fascinating history of Batumi Boulevard, and take in panoramic vistas at Alphabetic Tower.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Batumi road trip planning website .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Batumi is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Batumi due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in May, expect Batumi to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Borjomi.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Gonio Fortress
Highlights from your plan
Batumi Botanical Gardens ©
Batumi Botanical Gardens
Batumi Boulevard ©
Batumi Boulevard
Argo Cable Car ©
Argo Cable Car

2
nights
Borjomi, Georgia

Borjomi ©
Borjomi is a resort town in south-central Georgia with a population of 10,546. On the 9th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green (Mtsvane) Monastery, get engrossed in the history at Borjomi Local Lore Museum, contemplate the long history of Cultural Heritage Monument Firuza, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Borjomi Central Park, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Prometheus. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Borjomi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Batumi to Borjomi takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Bakuriani.

Things to do in Borjomi

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Borjomi Central Park ©
Borjomi Central Park
Green (Mtsvane) Monastery ©
Green (Mtsvane) Monastery
Borjomi Local Lore Museum ©
Borjomi Local Lore Museum

1
day
Bakuriani, Georgia

Bakuriani ©
Bakuriani is a daba and a skiing resort in the Borjomi district of Georgia. On the 11th (Sat), stroll through Joyland.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bakuriani trip planner .

Bakuriani is just a stone's throw from Borjomi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Akhaltsikhe.

Things to do in Bakuriani

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Joyland ©
Joyland

1
night
Akhaltsikhe, Georgia

Akhaltsikhe ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sapara Monastery and then step into the grandiose world of Rabati Castle.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Akhaltsikhe trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Bakuriani to Akhaltsikhe in 1.5 hours. In May in Akhaltsikhe, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Aspindza.

Things to do in Akhaltsikhe

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Rabati Castle ©
Rabati Castle
Sapara Monastery ©
Sapara Monastery

2
nights
Aspindza, Georgia

Aspindza ©
Aspindza is a daba in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793, mostly ethnic Georgians. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress, explore the ancient world of Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi, then delve into the distant past at Vardzia, and finally explore the ancient world of Tmogvi Fortress.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Aspindza trip planner .

Getting from Bakuriani to Aspindza by car takes about 2 hours. You'll set off for Ninotsminda on the 14th (Tue).

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tmogvi Fortress, Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi
Highlights from your plan
Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi ©
Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi
Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress

1
night
Ninotsminda, Georgia

Ninotsminda ©
Ninotsminda is a town and a center of the eponymous municipality located in Georgia's southern district of Samtskhe-Javakheti. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the activities along Paravani Lake.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Ninotsminda trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Aspindza to Ninotsminda in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gyumri.

Things to do in Ninotsminda

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Paravani Lake ©
Paravani Lake

2
nights
Gyumri, Armenia

Gyumri ©
Gyumri, the second largest city in Armenia, survived a turbulent history and a devastating earthquake in 1988.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): stroll around Peace Circle Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Surp Astvatsatsin or Yot Verk (Seven Wounds) Church, don't miss a visit to Gyumri Main Square, view the masterpieces at The Gallery of Mariam and Eranuhi Aslamazyan Sisters, then step into the grandiose world of Black Fortress, and finally steep yourself in history at Mother Armenia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Antique Art Salon, examine the collection at Shiraz House Museum, get engrossed in the history at Isahakyan House Museum, take an in-depth tour of Mher Mkrtchyan Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of National Architecture and Urban Life, and finally admire the striking features of Gyumri Railway Station.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Gyumri trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Ninotsminda to Gyumri with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Georgia Time (GET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In May in Gyumri, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Vagharshapat.

Things to do in Gyumri

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Marmashen Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Mother Armenia ©
Mother Armenia
Marmashen Monastery ©
Marmashen Monastery

2
nights
Vagharshapat, Armenia

Vagharshapat ©
On the 18th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Echmiadzin Historical & Ethnographic Museum, explore the ancient world of The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, make a trip to Echmiadzin Monastery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Hripsime Church, then delve into the distant past at Zvartnots Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Shoghakat Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Golden Grape Armas Estate, appreciate the history behind Ziarat Yazidi Temple, then get engrossed in the history at Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of Alex and Marie Manoogian Treasury House Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gayane Church.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Vagharshapat trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Gyumri to Vagharshapat by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Gyumri to Vagharshapat is 1 hour. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gyumri in May, with highs in Vagharshapat at 29°C and lows at 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Yerevan.

Things to do in Vagharshapat

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Golden Grape Armas Estate, Ziarat Yazidi Temple, Metsamor Historical-Archaeological Museum-Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery
Saint Hripsime Church ©
Saint Hripsime Church

3
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.
Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Republic Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Mosque (Persian Mosque), admire the masterpieces at Cafesjian Center for the Arts, and see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts.

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Yerevan is just a short distance from Vagharshapat. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Garni.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Republic Square ©
Republic Square
Cafesjian Center for the Arts ©
Cafesjian Center for the Arts

3
nights
Garni, Armenia

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. You've now added Garni Temple to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate the long history of Garni Temple, delve into the distant past at Havuts Tar Monastery, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Monastery of Geghard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the stunning scenery at Garni Gorge, get great views at Charent's Arch, and then take in the awesome beauty at Basaltic Organ.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Garni trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Garni is just a stone's throw from Yerevan. In May in Garni, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Garni

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

The Monastery of Geghard
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Garni Gorge ©
Garni Gorge

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