28 days in Azerbaijan, Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

28 days in Azerbaijan, Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

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28 days in Azerbaijan, Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United Kingdom
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Qobustan, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 15​min
3
Tatev, Armenia
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Areni, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Ararat Province, Armenia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
8
Aspindza, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
9
Gagra, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Manchester, United Kingdom

4
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Get a sense of the local culture at Baku Old City and Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center. Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Heydar Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Yanar Dag, stroll the grounds of Martyrs' Lane, don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, and get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Baku road trip planning site .

Manchester, UK to Baku is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Baku is 4 hours. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Manchester in August: highs in Baku hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to drive to Qobustan.

Things to do in Baku

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

2
nights
Qobustan, Azerbaijan

Qobustan ©
On the 1st (Sun), steep yourself in history at Diri baba turbesi. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Qobustan online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Baku to Qobustan in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tatev.

Things to do in Qobustan

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Diri baba turbesi ©
Diri baba turbesi
Mud Volcanoes ©
Mud Volcanoes

2
nights
Tatev, Armenia

Tatev
Your inner history buff will appreciate Tatev Monastery and Karahundj (Armenia's Stonehenge). Do some cultural sightseeing at Ughtassar Petroglyphs and Saint Gregory The Illuminator Church of Goris. Get out of town with these interesting Tatev side-trips: Sisian (Shaki Waterfall & Zorats Karer) and Goris (Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings, Museum of Axel Bakounts, & more).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tatev online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Qobustan to Tatev in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Areni.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Goris, Sisian, Syunik Province, Wings of Tatev
Highlights from your plan
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Medieval Goris Cave Dwellings
Tatev Monastery ©
Tatev Monastery
Zorats Karer ©
Zorats Karer

3
nights
Areni, Armenia

Areni
Areni is a village in the Vayots Dzor Province of Armenia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Noravank Monastery and Gndevank Monastery. Get some cultural insight at Tsakhats Kar Monastery and St. Astvatsatsin Church. Get out of town with these interesting Areni side-trips: Jermuk (Jermuk Waterfall & Hot Springs), Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit) and Selim Caravanserai (in Aghnjadzor). There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Armaghan Mountain, learn about winemaking at Areni Wine Factory, explore the fascinating underground world of T'rchuneri (Bird) Cave, and take in breathtaking views at Noravank Gorge.

Make your Areni itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Tatev to Areni in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Areni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Jermuk, Armaghan Mountain, Selim Caravanserai, Tsakhats Kar Monastery, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass)
Highlights from your plan
Jermuk Waterfall
Jermuk Waterfall
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery
Armaghan Mountain ©
Armaghan Mountain

4
nights
Ararat Province, Armenia

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Monastery of Geghard and Armenian Genocide Museum. Visiting Hayravank Monastery and Azat Reservoir will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ararat Province: Yerevan (Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts, Yerevan Cascade, & more), Master Levon's Divine Underground (in Arinj) and Garni (Garni Temple & Garni Gorge). There's more to do: explore the ancient world of Khor Virap and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Azhdaak Mountain.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Ararat Province vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Areni to Ararat Province in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yerevan, Geghard, Garni, Hayravank Monastery, Master Levon's Divine Underground
Highlights from your plan
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi and Jvari Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Narikala Fortress. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri), Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross (in Mtskheta) and Uplistsiche Cave Town (in Gori). There's much more to do: cruise along Rustaveli Avenue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sioni Church, do a tasting at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tbilisi trip itinerary maker app .

Explore your travel options from Ararat Province to Tbilisi with the Route module. Traveling from Ararat Province in September, expect nights in Tbilisi to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Uplistsiche Cave Town, David Gareja Monastery, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
The Bridge of Peace ©
The Bridge of Peace
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress

2
nights
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, pause for some photo ops at Russian Georgian Friendship Monument, take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gergeti Trinity Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Stepantsminda road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Aspindza.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gudauri
Highlights from your plan
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. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress and then explore the ancient world of Vardzia.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Aspindza road trip planning site .

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Aspindza in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress

4
nights
Gagra, Georgia

Gagra ©
Once popular as a health resort during Imperial Russian and Soviet times, Gagra today attracts a small contingent of international visitors seeking ideal summer weather and its seaside promenade, which hugs the coastline of the Black Sea.
Step out of the city life by going to Gegskiy Waterfall and Lake Rica. When in Gagra, make a side trip to see Stalin's Villa in Holodnaya Rechka (Bagripsh), approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Mzi, make a trip to Park named after Prince Olderburgkiy, take in the dramatic scenery at Waterfall Girl's Tears, and get outside with Goluboye Ozero.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gagra trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Aspindza to Gagra in 7.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Georgia Time (GET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 1 hour. September in Gagra sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Stalin's Villa
Highlights from your plan
Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall
Lake Rica ©
Lake Rica
Lake Mzi ©
Lake Mzi

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