22 days in Azerbaijan & Georgia Itinerary

22 days in Azerbaijan & Georgia Itinerary

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Ganja, Azerbaijan
— 1 night
Fly
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Baku, Azerbaijan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Signagi, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Aspindza, Georgia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sukhumi, Georgia
— 1 night
Drive
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Gagra, Georgia
— 5 nights
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Ganja, Azerbaijan

— 1 night

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then walk around Khan's Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ganja trip itinerary builder.

Alexandria, Egypt to Ganja is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Alexandria to Ganja, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Alexandria in March: high temperatures in Ganja hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

Baku, Azerbaijan

— 3 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palace of the Shirvanshahs and Fortress Walls of Icheri Sheher. Heydar Mosque and Taza Pir Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: admire the local landmark of Philharmonic Park, appreciate the history behind Pushkin Statue, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, and examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip builder tool.

Getting from Ganja to Baku by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Ganja in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Baku: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 15:

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 4 nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Mount Mtatsminda and Jinvali Water Reservoir. Step off the beaten path and head to The City-Museum Reserve of Mtskheta and David Gareja Monastery. Get out of town with these interesting Tbilisi side-trips: Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri) and Mtskheta (Svetitskhoveli Cathedral & Mtskheta Church of the Holy Cross). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sioni Church, cozy up to a beverage at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mtatsminda Pantheon, and look for gifts at Wine Time.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tbilisi holiday tool.

Fly from Baku to Tbilisi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Tbilisi sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Signagi.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 19:

Signagi, Georgia

— 2 nights
Signagi or Sighnaghi is a town in Georgia's easternmost region of Kakheti and the administrative center of the Signagi Municipality. Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George’s Church, then steep yourself in history at Signagi City Walls, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Lagodekhi National Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Vashlovani National Park.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Signagi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tbilisi to Signagi takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Aspindza.

Things to do in Signagi

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Aspindza, Georgia

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Khertvisi Fortress, explore the ancient world of Cave Town Vanis-Kvabebi, explore the ancient world of Vardzia, then explore the ancient world of Tmogvi Fortress, and finally step into the grandiose world of Akhalkalaki Castle.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Aspindza trip planner.

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

Things to do in Aspindza

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Sukhumi, Georgia

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Mokko Beach and then explore the fascinating underground world of New Athos Cave. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monastery of St. Ion of Zlatoust, make a trip to New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, make a trip to Anacopia Fortress, 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 traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sukhumi road trip website.

Getting from Aspindza to Sukhumi by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Aspindza to Sukhumi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gagra.

Things to do in Sukhumi

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Gagra, Georgia

— 5 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gegskiy Waterfall and Alpine Meadows of Abkhazia. Visit Pitsunda Lighthouse and Abaata Fortress for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Gagra side-trips: Ritsinskiy Relic National Park (in Gudaut'a) and Yupsharskiy Canyon (in Bzipi). There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Pitsunda Grove, explore the activities along Waterfall of Lovers, admire the sheer force of Waterfall Ptichiy Klyuv, and pause for some photo ops at Monument to the Soldiers Who Died During the Great Patriotic War.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Gagra online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Sukhumi to Gagra takes 1.5 hours. In March in Gagra, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gagra

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 25 — 30:

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.

Georgia travel guide

4.4
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Home to four World Heritage Sites, the beautiful country of Georgia epitomizes the saying, "the best of both worlds." Geographically, the land is divided in half by the Likhi mountain range, which yields a humid, subtropical climate to the west, and an arid, continental climate to the east. Experience a spectacular array of natural destinations, from low-land swamps, rainforests, mineral springs, and hot springs, to volcanic plateaus, snow-tipped mountains, and glaciers. Embrace the laid-back attitude, rich folklore, and ecclesiastic architecture among the sub-tropical gardens. Georgia boasts a healthy mix of rural charm and urban modernity, combined with Mediterranean hospitality. Here you'll find the deepest cave in the world, Krubera Cave, with 2,140 m (7,021 ft) of known depth. Relax in the sun along the pebbled beaches of the Black Sea, and sample the mouth-watering Georgian specialties, including "Khinkali," traditional meat dumplings, to round out your authentic Georgian holiday.