8 days in Georgia Itinerary

8 days in Georgia Itinerary

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8 days in Georgia Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Signagi
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kutaisi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Sukhumi
— 1 night
taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
4
Mestia
— 1 day
Fly:  1​h 30​min
5
Mtskheta
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Cairo

1
day
Signagi

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 1st (Thu): steep yourself in history at Signagi City Walls, learn about winemaking at Pheasant's Tears Winery, learn about winemaking at JSC Cradle of Wine, then admire all the interesting features of Living Roots Ranch, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Signagi travel itinerary planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Signagi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Azerbaijan Time (AZT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Cairo in November: high temperatures in Signagi hover around 13°C and lows are around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kutaisi.

Things to do in Signagi

#Wineries, #Historic Sites, #Nightlife
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Cradle of Wine Marani Winery ©
Cradle of Wine Marani Winery
Signagi City Walls ©
Signagi City Walls
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino ©
Bodbe Monastery of St. Nino

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night
Kutaisi

Kutaisi ©
On the 2nd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Motsameta Monastery, admire the striking features of Gelati Monastery, then ponder the design of Colchis Fountain, then identify plant and animal life at Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve, and finally explore the ancient world of Bagrati Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kutaisi road trip tool .

You can drive from Signagi to Kutaisi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Signagi in November, expect nights in Kutaisi to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Sukhumi.

Things to do in Kutaisi

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
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Sataplia Cave and Nature Reserve ©
Bagrati Cathedral ©
Bagrati Cathedral
Motsameta Monastery ©
Motsameta Monastery

1
night
Sukhumi

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.
On the 3rd (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Sukhumi Botanical Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mokko Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Residencial Buiding of President of Abkhazia, then explore the ancient world of Dioskuria Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Annunciation.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sukhumi visit planner .

You can drive from Kutaisi to Sukhumi in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kutaisi to Sukhumi due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mestia.

Things to do in Sukhumi

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sukhumi Botanical Garden ©
Sukhumi Botanical Garden

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day
Mestia

Mestia ©
Mestia is a highland townlet in northwest Georgia, at an elevation of 1500m in the Caucasus Mountains.General informationMestia is located in the Svaneti region of Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti province, some 128km northeast of the regional capital of Zugdidi. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): fly down the slopes at Khatsvali Ski Resort, then get outside with Chaladi Glacier, and then see the interesting displays at Svaneti Museum of History and Ethnography.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Mestia online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Sukhumi to Mestia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sukhumi to Mestia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mtskheta.

Things to do in Mestia

#Outdoors, #Winter Sports, #Parks
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Chaladi Glacier ©
Chaladi Glacier
Khatsvali Ski Resort ©
Khatsvali Ski Resort

3
nights
Mtskheta

Mtskheta ©
Your inner history buff will appreciate Samtavro Church and Mtatsminda Pantheon. Chateau Mukhrani and Svetitskhoveli Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Mtskheta: Tbilisi (Sioni Church, Jinvali Water Reservoir, & more) and Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble (in Ananuri).

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mtskheta tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Mestia to Mtskheta by flight takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, Mtskheta is a bit warmer than Mestia - with highs of 14°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mtskheta

#Historic Sites, #Wineries, #Parks

Side Trips

Tbilisi, Chateau Mukhrani, Ananuri Fortified Castle Ensemble
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Svetitskhoveli Cathedral ©
Svetitskhoveli Cathedral
Samtavro Church ©
Samtavro Church
Chateau Mukhrani ©
Chateau Mukhrani