24 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

24 days in Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
2
Gabala, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
3
Tsinandali, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
5
Stepantsminda, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
6
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 15 min
7
Sevan, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Tatev, Armenia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
9
Yerevan, Armenia
— 2 nights
Fly:  24 h
End: Melbourne, Australia

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Monument to Richard Sorge, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, thenmake a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Heydar Mosque. On your second day here, tee off at Dreamland Golf Club, take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, thenadmire the local landmark of Philharmonic Park, and finally appreciate the history behind Sculpture Girl on Bench.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary maker app.

Melbourne, Australia to Baku is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Melbourne to Baku due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Baku reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites Wineries
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National Museum of History of Azerbaijan ©
National Museum of History of Azerbaijan
Heydar Mosque
Heydar Mosque
Museum of Miniature Books
Museum of Miniature Books

2
nights
Gabala, Azerbaijan

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Seven Beauties Waterfall, savor the flavors at Vedra Bazaar, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, thenmake a trip to Ivanovka Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Lahic History and Ethnography Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip maker.

Drive from Baku to Gabala in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Baku in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Tsinandali.

Things to do in Gabala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, Seven Beauties Waterfall, Ivanovka Village, Lahic History and Ethnography Museum
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Seven Beauties Waterfall ©
Seven Beauties Waterfall
Gabala City Mosque ©
Gabala City Mosque
Chukhur Gabala
Chukhur Gabala

1
night
Tsinandali, Georgia

Tsinandali ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): learn about winemaking at Tsinandali Palace, thenexamine the collection at House-museum of Chavchavadze, thendo a tasting at Chateau Zegaani, and finally do a tasting at Shumi Winery.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tsinandali trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Gabala to Tsinandali with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Tsinandali

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chateau Zegaani
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Tsinandali Palace ©
Tsinandali Palace
Shumi Winery ©
Shumi Winery
House-museum of Chavchavadze ©
House-museum of Chavchavadze

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Mtatsminda Pantheon and The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta. Explore hidden gems such as Samtavro Church and Shio-Mgvime Monastery. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Palace of Georgia-Museum of Cultural History, pause for some serene contemplation at Anchiskhati Basilica, see the interesting displays at J.Stalin's Underground Printing House Museum, and delve into the distant past at Mutso.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tsinandali to Tbilisi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Stepantsminda.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Mtskheta
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The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta ©
The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta
Samtavro Church ©
Samtavro Church
Shio-Mgvime Monastery ©
Shio-Mgvime Monastery

2
nights
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 27th (Thu), stroll the grounds of Deutscher Soldatenfriedhof, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Mineral Springs, thenappreciate the views at Juta Valley, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Gveleti Waterfall. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Gergeti Glacier, take an in-depth tour of Stepantsminda History Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at St. Elias the Prophet Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gergeti Trinity Church.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Stepantsminda trip planner.

Drive from Tbilisi to Stepantsminda in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Stepantsminda

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gudauri, Juta Valley
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Juta Valley
Juta Valley
St. Elias the Prophet Church ©
St. Elias the Prophet Church
Stepantsminda History Museum ©
Stepantsminda History Museum

2
nights
Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kashveti Church, admire the masterpieces at Georgian Museum of Fine Arts, pause for some photo ops at Sculpture Group Berikaoba, thenappreciate the history behind Monument of King Vakhtang Gorgasali, and finally stop by Prospero's Books & Caliban's Coffee. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tsilkani Saint Mary Church and then learn about winemaking at Chateau Mukhrani.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Tbilisi holiday planner.

You can drive from Stepantsminda to Tbilisi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sevan.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Chateau Mukhrani, Tsilkani Saint Mary Church
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Kashveti Church ©
Kashveti Church
Chateau Mukhrani ©
Chateau Mukhrani
Catholic Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul ©

3
nights
Sevan, Armenia

Sevan ©
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): admire the striking features of Saint Harutyun Church, explore the historical opulence of Bjni Fortress, explore the ancient world of Bjni Church, pause for some photo ops at Leonid Yengibarov Monument, thenexplore the activities along Lake Sevan, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob's Church. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Odzaberd Fortress, thenget to know the fascinating history of Amaras Monastery, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Armaghan Mountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery).

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sevan vacation builder app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tbilisi to Sevan. In May, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tatev.

Things to do in Sevan

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tsakhkadzor, Bjni, Amaras Monastery, Armaghan Mountain, St. Grigor (Doputs Monastery)
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Bjni Fortress ©
Bjni Fortress
Bjni Church ©
Bjni Church
Saint Harutyun Church ©
Saint Harutyun Church

3
nights
Tatev, Armenia

Tatev ©
Tatev is a village and rural community in the Syunik Province of Armenia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Vahanavank Monastery, take in the awesome beauty at Khustup, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Surb Mesrop Mashtots Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Kapan History Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tatev trip builder website.

You can drive from Sevan to Tatev in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yerevan.

Things to do in Tatev

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Kapan, Sisian, Church of St. Garabed in Tolors
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Vahanavank Monastery ©
Vahanavank Monastery
Aghitu Memorial ©
Aghitu Memorial
Sisavank St John Church ©
Sisavank St John Church

2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Echmiadzin Monastery and Saint Hripsime Church. Get some cultural insight at The Churches of Echmiatsin and the Archaeological Site of Zvartnots and Saghmosavank Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Yerevan side-trips: Zvartnots Temple (in Vagharshapat) and Hovhannavank Monastery (in Ohanavan). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Armenia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Gayane Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Sarkis Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Echmiadzin Historical & Ethnographic Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Yerevan online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tatev to Yerevan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Yerevan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yerevan

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vagharshapat, Saghmosavank Monastery, Hovhannavank Monastery
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Saint Hripsime Church ©
Saint Hripsime Church
Echmiadzin Monastery ©
Echmiadzin Monastery

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