31 days in Turkey, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

31 days in Turkey, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

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31 days in Turkey, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta, United States
Fly + bus:  18​h 15​min
1
Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
2
Antalya, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
4
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Ararat Province, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Atlanta, United States

2
nights
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Relax by the water at Iztuzu Beach and Yaliciftlik Sahili. Escape the urban bustle at Icmeler Beach and Turunc Sahil. When in Marmaris, make a side trip to see BelcekIz PlajI in Mugla, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Latina Goldsmith.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Marmaris driving holiday planning website .

Atlanta, USA to Marmaris is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Marmaris is 8 hours. In May in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 77°F during the day and 57°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Icmeler, BelcekIz PlajI, Iztuzu Beach 2, Yaliciftlik Sahili, Turunc Sahil
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Latina Goldsmiths ©
Latina Goldsmiths

4
nights
Antalya, Turkey

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Visit Adrasan Koyu and Mermerli Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Bucht Von Adrasan and Adrasan Sahili. Go for a jaunt from Antalya to Saklikent to see Royal Jewellers about 1 hour away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Kaleici, explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and admire the sheer force of Duden Waterfalls.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Antalya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Antalya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Adrasan, Royal Jewellers
Highlights from your plan
Adrasan Koyu ©
Adrasan Koyu
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Duden Waterfalls ©
Duden Waterfalls

6
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
You'll explore and learn at Goreme Acikhava Muzesi and Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center. Do your shopping at Alaturca Taner and Kapadokya Ebru Sanat Evi. When in Goreme, make a side trip to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, approximately 38 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Thu) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki. There's lots more to do: ride a horse along Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi, and pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Maison du Kilim.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Antalya in May since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Avanos, Urgup, Ortahisar, Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

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.
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Narikala Fortress are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as David Gareja Monastery and Uplistsiche Cave Town are in your itinerary. Step out of Tbilisi with an excursion to Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble in Ananuri--about 1h 30 min away. Dedicate the 19th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: do a tasting at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar, take in the exciting artwork at Fotografia, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at State Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Goreme to Tbilisi in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Goreme to Tbilisi is 1 hour. Traveling from Goreme in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Tbilisi, with lows around 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

David Gareja Monastery, Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Uplistsiche Cave Town, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
Highlights from your plan
Karalashvili's Wine Cellar ©
Karalashvili's Wine Cellar
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble ©
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble

3
nights
Ararat Province, Armenia

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Shop till you drop at Eduard Isabekyan Gallery Yerevan and Nur Art Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Monastery of Geghard and Garni Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ararat Province: Yerevan (Zoravor S. Astvatsatsin Church, Vardan Mamikonyan Statue, & more). There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Khor Virap and immerse yourself in nature at Khosrov Forest State Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ararat Province trip builder app .

Explore your travel options from Tbilisi to Ararat Province with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 77°F in May, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Historic Sites Tours Nature

Side Trips

Yerevan, The Monastery of Geghard, Garni Temple
Highlights from your plan
The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple

7
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor plenty of shopping. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress capture your imagination. Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Mihrabat Tabiat Parki. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

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Explore your travel options from Ararat Province to Istanbul with the Route module. The time zone changes from Armenia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. When traveling from Ararat Province in May, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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