11 days in Georgia Itinerary

11 days in Georgia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Los Angeles
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Telavi
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Mtskheta
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Akhaltsikhe
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Kutaisi
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
5
Gagra
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  33 h
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Telavi

Telavi ©
On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shuamta Monasteries and then pause for some serene contemplation at Alaverdi St. George Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Telavi trip itinerary planner.

Los Angeles, USA to Telavi is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 12 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Telavi. While traveling from Los Angeles, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Telavi, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mtskheta.

Things to do in Telavi

Historic Sites Wineries Museums

Side Trips

Kvareli, Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
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Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels ©
Gremi Citadel and Church of the Archangels
Nekresi Monastery Complex ©
Nekresi Monastery Complex
Ilia Chavchavadze's House & Museum ©
Ilia Chavchavadze's House & Museum

3
nights
Mtskheta

Mtskheta ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate the long history of Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble, pause for some serene contemplation at Kashveti Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Mtatsminda Pantheon, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sioni Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jumah Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Open Air Museum of Ethnography, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Anchiskhati Basilica, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Jvari Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Mtskheta travel app.

Traveling by car from Telavi to Mtskheta takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, daytime highs in Mtskheta are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Akhaltsikhe.

Things to do in Mtskheta

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Tbilisi, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Kashveti Church ©
Kashveti Church
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble ©
Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral

1
night
Akhaltsikhe

Akhaltsikhe ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sapara Monastery, and then step into the grandiose world of Rabati Castle.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Akhaltsikhe planner.

Traveling by car from Mtskheta to Akhaltsikhe takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Akhaltsikhe can reach 82°F, while at night they dip to 61°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Akhaltsikhe

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Khertvisi Fortress
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Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress
Sapara Monastery ©
Sapara Monastery
Rabati Castle ©
Rabati Castle

2
nights
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
Kutaisi is the legislative capital of Georgia, and its 3rd most populous city. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): make a trip to Gelati Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Motsameta Monastery, and then don't miss a visit to Katskhi Pillar. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Bagrati Cathedral, thenidentify plant and animal life at Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve, and then take in breathtaking views at Okatse Canyon.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kutaisi online trip planner.

You can drive from Akhaltsikhe to Kutaisi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Kutaisi sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 61°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Gagra.

Things to do in Kutaisi

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Katskhi Pillar
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Okatse Canyon ©
Okatse Canyon
Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve ©
Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve
Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery

1
night
Gagra

Gagra ©
Once popular as a health resort during Imperial Russian and Soviet times, Gagra today attracts a small contingent of international visitors seeking ideal summer weather and its seaside promenade, which hugs the coastline of the Black Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Pitsundsky State Historical and Architectural Reserve Vieliky Pitiunt, thenmake a trip to Park named after Prince Olderburgkiy, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Gegskiy Waterfall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Abaata Fortress. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Dormition of the Mother of God Church, don't miss a visit to Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot, thendon't miss a visit to Anacopia Fortress, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of New Athos Cave.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gagra trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kutaisi to Gagra in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kutaisi to Gagra due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Gagra can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

New Athos, Dormition of the Mother of God Church, Pitsundsky State Historical and Architectural Reserve Vieliky Pitiunt
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Dormition of the Mother of God Church ©
Dormition of the Mother of God Church
Abaata Fortress ©
Abaata Fortress

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