6 days in Istanbul & Georgia Itinerary

6 days in Istanbul & Georgia Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 3 nights


Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
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London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In May, Istanbul is somewhat warmer than London - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Walking tours and Karalashvili's Wine Cellar. Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri) and The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta (in Mtskheta). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Monument of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, admire the landmark architecture of The building of the Ministry of Highways of the Georgian SSR, and have fun and explore at Museum of Illusions.

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Fly from Istanbul to Tbilisi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Tbilisi is 1 hour. In May, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Georgia travel guide

Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
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.