24 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

24 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Fly to Tbilisi International Airport, Drive to Tsinandali
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Tsinandali, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly to Zvartnots International Airport, Drive to Sevan
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Sevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tatev, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
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Baku, Azerbaijan

— 2 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Richard Sorge, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, then make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque. On your second day here, tee off at Dreamland Golf Club, pause for some serene contemplation at Juma Mosque, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Philharmonic Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary maker app.

Melbourne, Australia to Baku is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Melbourne to Baku due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Baku reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours

Gabala, Azerbaijan

— 2 nights

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Seven Beauties Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Chukhur Gabala, then explore the activities along Nohur Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, then get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and finally make a trip to Ivanovka Village.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala trip website.

You can drive from Baku to Gabala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Gabala, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Tsinandali.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tsinandali, Georgia

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Tsinandali Palace, then examine the collection at House-museum of Chavchavadze, then do a tasting at Chateau Zegaani, and finally do a tasting at Shumi Winery.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tsinandali trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Gabala to Tsinandali with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Tsinandali

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 4 nights
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 Mtatsminda Pantheon and The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Samtavro Church and Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History. Venture out of the city with trips to Mtskheta (Shio-Mgvime Monastery & Mutso). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tbilisi Great Synagogue, examine the collection at Open Air Museum of Ethnography, appreciate the history behind Monument to Characters of Movie Mimino, and get to know the fascinating history of Agmashenebeli Avenue.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Tbilisi holiday planner.

Drive from Tsinandali to Tbilisi in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Stepantsminda, Georgia

— 2 nights
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
On the 27th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mineral Springs, then appreciate the views at Juta Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Gergeti Glacier, take an in-depth tour of Stepantsminda History Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda trip planner.

Drive from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kashveti Church, admire the masterpieces at Georgian Museum of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Group Berikaoba, then appreciate the history behind Monument of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, and finally stop by Prospero's Books & Caliban's Coffee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): admire the striking features of Tsilkani Saint Mary Church and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Mukhrani.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi holiday planner.

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Tbilisi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

Sevan, Armenia

— 3 nights
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the striking features of Saint Harutyun Church, explore the historical opulence of Bjni Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Bjni Church, pause for some photo ops at Leonid Yengibarov Monument, then explore the activities along Lake Sevan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Odzaberd Fortress, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Armaghan Mountain, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery).

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sevan journey planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tbilisi to Sevan. In May, daytime highs in Sevan are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tatev.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Tatev, Armenia

— 3 nights
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Vahanavank Monastery, take in the awesome beauty at Khustup, then pause for some serene contemplation at Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kapan History Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tatev trip builder website.

You can drive from Sevan to Tatev in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Yerevan, Armenia

— 2 nights

Pink City

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Echmiadzin Monastery and Charles Aznavour Square. Get some cultural insight at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Saint Hripsime Church. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Hovhannavank Monastery (in Ohanavan), Saghmosavank Monastery (in Artashavan) and Vagharshapat (Zvartnots Temple, Saint Gayane Church, &more). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of National Gallery of Armenia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, and pause for some photo ops at Alexander Tamanyan Statue.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Yerevan day trip site.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Yerevan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Churches · Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.

Armenia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
A trip to Armenia may very well feel like a journey back in time, yielding the treasures of an ancient land that became the first Christianized country in distant 301 CE. Landlocked and mountainous, Armenia features a varied scenery that quickly shifts from extremely dry landscapes to dense forests carpeting steep foothills of the Lesser Caucasus. Perhaps the highlight of a vacation in Armenia, the magnificent mountains are ideal for hiking and any other outdoor activity you can think of. National capital Yerevan remains one of the world's least explored ancient cities; spend some time here to discover the bulk of Armenia's museums and other cultural venues narrating the rich story of an often-troubled region straddling two continents.