17 days in Georgia, Azerbaijan & Yerevan Itinerary

17 days in Georgia, Azerbaijan & Yerevan Itinerary

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Kutaisi, Georgia
— 1 night
2
Aspindza, Georgia
— 1 night
3
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 1 night
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Signagi, Georgia
— 1 night
5
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
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Yerevan, Armenia
— 5 nights

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Kutaisi, Georgia

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Motsameta Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelati Monastery, then explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Okatse Canyon.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kutaisi online journey planner.

Toulouse, France to Kutaisi is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Georgia Standard Time (GET), which is usually a 3 hour difference. April in Kutaisi sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Aspindza.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:
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Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery
Gelati Monastery ©
Gelati Monastery
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral

1
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Aspindza, Georgia

Aspindza ©
Aspindza is a daba in southern Georgia's region of Samtskhe-Javakheti with a population of 2,793, mostly ethnic Georgians. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Khertvisi Fortress and then explore the ancient world of Vardzia.

To find out how to plan a trip to Aspindza, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kutaisi to Aspindza in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites
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Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Kazbek.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Aspindza to Stepantsminda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:
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Mt Kazbek ©
Mt Kazbek
Gergeti Trinity Church ©
Gergeti Trinity Church

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Signagi, Georgia

Signagi ©
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. On the 6th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephan’s Church, then contemplate the long history of Signagi City Walls, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George’s Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Signagi road trip tool.

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Signagi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Signagi, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Signagi

Historic Sites
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Signagi City Walls ©
Signagi City Walls
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
St. George’s Church ©
St. George’s Church

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Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
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.
Get some cultural insight at Baku Old City and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Alley of Martyrs and Highland Park. Go for a jaunt from Baku to Gobustan to see Gobustan State Reserve about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Shirvanshahs, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, and see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Baku online itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Signagi to Baku. In April, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Gobustan State Reserve
Find places to stay Apr 6 — 9:
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palace of the Shirvanshahs ©
Palace of the Shirvanshahs

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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 Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Jvari Church. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble and Karalashvili's Wine Cellar. Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta (in Mtskheta) and David Gareja Monastery (in Udabno). Next up on the itinerary: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Lamplighter.

Plan a Tbilisi trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can fly from Baku to Tbilisi in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Mtskheta, David Gareja Monastery, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:
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The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
David Gareja Monastery ©
David Gareja Monastery

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nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Yerevan
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Goshavank Monastery and Garni Gorge. The Monastery of Geghard and The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Amberd Fortress (in Byurakan), Kecharis Monastery (in Tsakhkadzor) and Dilijan (Dilijan Amphitheater & Haghartsin Monastery). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Hayravank Monastery, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory, see the interesting displays at Yerevan Brandy Factory, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Hripsime Church.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yerevan day trip planning app.

Drive from Tbilisi to Yerevan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Yerevan are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Dilijan, Vagharshapat, Amberd Fortress, Garni Gorge, Kecharis Monastery
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 18:
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Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery

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