22 days in Azerbaijan & Georgia Itinerary

22 days in Azerbaijan & Georgia Itinerary

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22 days in Azerbaijan & Georgia Itinerary

Start: Alexandria, Egypt
Fly + Drive:  15​h
1
Ganja, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
3
Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 45​min
4
Signagi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Aspindza, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
6
Sukhumi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Gagra, Georgia
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: Alexandria, Egypt


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1
night
Ganja, Azerbaijan

Ganja ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Lake Goygol. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan Bagy Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Maralgol, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ganja trip maker tool .

Alexandria, Egypt to Ganja is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Alexandria to Ganja is 2 hours. Traveling from Alexandria in March, expect Ganja to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Lake Maralgol ©
Lake Maralgol
Imamzadeh Mausoleum ©
Imamzadeh Mausoleum

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palace of the Shirvanshahs and City Walls. Martyrs' Lane and ISKCON Baku will appeal to history buffs. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Upland Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dagustu Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Myrrhbearers Cathedral, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heydar Mosque.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Baku trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Ganja to Baku by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Ganja in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Baku, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Palace of the Shirvanshahs ©
Palace of the Shirvanshahs
Martyrs' Lane ©
Martyrs' Lane
Heydar Mosque ©
Heydar Mosque

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.
Visiting Jinvali Water Reservoir and Mount Mtatsminda will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Svetitskhoveli Cathedral and Metekhi Cathedral. Explore Tbilisi's surroundings by going to David Gareja Monastery (in Udabno), Mtskheta (The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta & Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross) and Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sioni Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Mtatsminda Pantheon, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stop by Wine Time.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Tbilisi tour planner .

Getting from Baku to Tbilisi by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. March in Tbilisi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can go by car to Signagi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

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

2
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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 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. George’s Church, then steep yourself in history at Signagi City Walls, and finally identify plant and animal life at Lagodekhi National Reserve. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Vashlovani National Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Signagi trip maker .

You can drive from Tbilisi to Signagi in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Signagi can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Aspindza.

Things to do in Signagi

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Lagodekhi National Reserve, Vashlovani National Park
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Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino
Signagi City Walls ©
Signagi City Walls
Lagodekhi National Reserve ©
Lagodekhi National Reserve

2
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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. On the 22nd (Fri), steep yourself in history at Khertvisi Fortress, explore the ancient world of Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi, delve into the distant past at Vardzia, then explore the ancient world of Tmogvi Fortress, and finally explore the ancient world of Akhalkalaki Castle.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Aspindza trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Signagi to Aspindza in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 23rd (Sat), you're off toSukhumi.

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi, Akhalkalaki Castle, Tmogvi Fortress
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Vardzia ©
Vardzia
Khertvisi Fortress ©
Khertvisi Fortress
Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi ©
Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi

1
night
Sukhumi, Georgia

Sukhumi ©
The capital of autonomous region Abkhazia, Sukhumi claims to be one of the oldest cities in the world. Ancient settlements from the Copper, Bronze, and Iron Ages stand around the city, as do burial grounds adorned with bronze axes, arrowheads, bracelets, and ceramics.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of the Annunciation, then kick back and relax at Mokko Beach, and then Head underground at New Athos Cave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Monastery of St. Ion of Zlatoust, don't miss a visit to New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, don't miss a visit to Anacopia Fortress, then don't miss a visit to Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot, then admire the striking features of Psyrtskhinskaya Water Power Palnt, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Simon the Canaanite Church.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sukhumi travel route builder .

Traveling by car from Aspindza to Sukhumi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Aspindza to Sukhumi is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Sukhumi

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

New Athos, Monastery of St. Ion of Zlatoust
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New Athos Cave ©
New Athos Cave
Saint Simon the Canaanite Church ©
Saint Simon the Canaanite Church
Anacopia Fortress ©
Anacopia Fortress

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nights
Gagra, Georgia

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ritsinskiy Relic National Park and Alpine Meadows of Abkhazia. Abaata Fortress and Pitsunda Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gagra: Gudaut'a (Pass Pyv & Trout Farm Chernorechenskoye), Pitsunda (Sculpture Medeya - Daughter of Monarch Kolkhida & Pitsunda Grove) and Yupsharskiy Canyon (in Bzipi). And it doesn't end there: admire the sheer force of Gegskiy Waterfall, appreciate the history behind Monument to the Soldiers Who Died During the Great Patriotic War, see the interesting displays at Pitsundsky State Historical and Architectural Reserve Vieliky Pitiunt, and admire the local landmark of Fountain Strelets.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gagra trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sukhumi to Gagra takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Pitsunda, Gudaut'a, Bzipi
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Gegskiy Waterfall ©
Gegskiy Waterfall
Abaata Fortress ©
Abaata Fortress

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