20 days in Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

20 days in Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

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20 days in Armenia, Georgia & Azerbaijan Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis, United States
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Yerevan, Armenia
— 7 nights
2
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 5 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
3
Signagi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Minneapolis, United States

7
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.
Family-friendly places like Hayravank Monastery and Yerevan Zoo will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Lake Sevan and Caucasus Mountains. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: The Monastery of Geghard (in Geghard), Haghartsin Monastery (in Dilijan) and Noratus Cemetery (in Noratus). The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Khor Virap, make a trip to Republic Square, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Aruch, and examine the collection at Yerevan Brandy Factory Ararat.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Yerevan road trip planner.

Minneapolis, USA to Yerevan is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Yerevan, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in June, you will find days in Yerevan are somewhat warmer (88°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Yerevan

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots, The Monastery of Geghard, Haghartsin Monastery, Khor Virap, Cathedral of Aruch
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Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Noratus Cemetery ©
Noratus Cemetery
Amberd Fortress ©
Amberd Fortress

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi. Step off the beaten path and head to Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble and Sioni Church. Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to David Gareja Monastery (in Udabno), Samtavro Church (in Mtskheta) and Gori (Uplistsiche Cave Town & Gori Castle). Pack the 26th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Narikala Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metekhi Cathedral, and pause for some photo ops at Shota Rustaveli Statue.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Tbilisi holiday planner.

Getting from Yerevan to Tbilisi by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Mtskheta, Gori, David Gareja Monastery, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Uplistsiche Cave Town ©
Uplistsiche Cave Town

2
nights
Signagi, Georgia

Signagi ©
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): do a tasting at Pheasant's Tears Winery, then steep yourself in history at Signagi City Walls, then explore and take pictures at Living Roots Ranch, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Signagi holiday builder website .

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Signagi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. June in Signagi sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Signagi

Historic Sites Wineries
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Signagi City Walls ©
Signagi City Walls
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
Pheasant's Tears Winery ©
Pheasant's Tears Winery

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Martyrs' Lane and Palace of the Shirvanshahs. Escape the urban bustle at Yanar Dag and Baku Funicular. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Old City Baku, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Upland Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from Maiden Tower.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Baku trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Signagi to Baku. In June, daytime highs in Baku are 84°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Palace of the Shirvanshahs ©
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Martyrs' Lane ©
Martyrs' Lane
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City

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