11 days in Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

11 days in Armenia & Georgia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Garni, Armenia
— 3 nights
2
Ararat Province, Armenia
— 1 night
3
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
4
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights

3
nights
Garni, Armenia

Garni ©
Garni, is a major village in the Kotayk Province of Armenia. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Monastery of Geghard and Garni Temple. Noravank Monastery and Havuts Tar Monastery will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Garni: Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass) (in Geghhovit), Mozrov Cave (in Yeghegnadzor) and St. Astvatsatsin Church (in Areni). There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Garni Gorge, explore the stunning scenery at Basaltic Organ, and take some stellar pictures from Charent's Arch.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Garni trip planning tool.

Beirut, Lebanon to Garni is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Armenia Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Beirut in April, with highs in Garni at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to drive to Ararat Province.

Things to do in Garni

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Geghard, Areni, Vardenyats Pass (Selim Pass), Mozrov Cave
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The Monastery of Geghard ©
The Monastery of Geghard
Garni Temple ©
Garni Temple
Noravank Monastery ©
Noravank Monastery

1
night
Ararat Province, Armenia

Ararat Province ©
Ararat, is a province of Armenia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Khosrov Forest State Reserve and then explore the ancient world of Khor Virap.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ararat Province vacation builder tool.

You can drive from Garni to Ararat Province in 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Ararat Province

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Khosrov Forest State Reserve ©
Khosrov Forest State Reserve
Khor Virap ©
Khor Virap

1
night
Stepantsminda, Georgia

Stepantsminda ©
Whatever you decide to do on your trip to Stepantsminda, you'll remember it by the unsurpassed beauty of its alpine landscapes.
On the 16th (Thu), admire the verdant scenery at Juta Valley. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Stepantsminda online trip itinerary builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Ararat Province to Stepantsminda. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Juta Valley
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Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church
Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Juta Valley
Juta Valley

4
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

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 Narikala Fortress and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral. Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Mount Mtatsminda. Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to Uplistsiche Cave Town (in Gori) and Mtskheta (Jvari Church & Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, cruise along Rustaveli Avenue, explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi trip planner.

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Tbilisi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. April in Tbilisi sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Uplistsiche Cave Town
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Narikala Fortress ©
Narikala Fortress
Jvari Church ©
Jvari Church

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