10 Day Georgia Itinerary-Perfect For Your First Visit

Holy Gergeti Trinity Church,Georgia

We spent 10 glorious days exploring this beautiful country and have created a detailed 10 day Georgia Itinerary, trying to cover as many sights as possible.

Also Read: Fancy a mind blowing road trip across Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan? Here is your detailed itinerary. (Tips Included!)

WHY YOU SHOULD SPEND 10 DAYS IN GEORGIA

Most tourists limit their trip to Tbilisi-the capital and Gudauri. But if you want to experience the wine region-Kakheti, paraglide along Mt.Kazbegi, river raft down Martvili Canyon, sunbathe on the shores of the Black Sea, witness the dinosaur footprints at Sataplia, you will need at least 10 days here

BEST TIME TO VISIT GEORGIA

If you enjoy lush greenery with snow peaked mountains, you should plan your visit from June until August. If you are in Georgia for the snow, you can visit from November until March. You can get live updates on snow fall in the mountains from Gudauri LIVE

Vineyards In Georgia
Wine’ing in Kakheti

HOW TO GET TO GEORGIA

Here are the list of 94 countries whose citizens can stay for up to 360 days without a visa. Indian nationals need to apply for an E-visa to enter Georgia. FlyDubai, Wizz Air, Turkish Airlines, Aeroflot, Air Arabia, Emirates, Air France, S7 Airlines have frequent flights to Georgia. Find the best flight deals on SkyScanner

Tbilisi Streets
Streets of Tbilisi

HOW TO GET AROUND GEORGIA

In this Georgia itinerary, you have the option to either base yourself in Tbilisi and do day trips or stay a night or two at your most preferred locations.

On the day you land in Tbilisi, go day trip shopping at Freedom Square. You can also rent a car or car with driver here. Haggle please!

WHAT TO PACK FOR GEORGIA

If you are visiting Georgia in Spring, you can pack summer clothes with light cardigans. The mountain ranges will be cold throughout the year with the temperature dropping to 9C in Spring so pack a few winter clothes and a windbreaker. 

While visiting Churches, you need to cover your head, shoulder and knees, Most churches keep scarfs and wrap around sarongs outside for visitors.

YOUR 10 DAY GEORGIA ITINERARY

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

  • Day 1 & 2 Tbilisi
  • Day 3 Mtskheta-Mtianeti Region/Gudauri
  • Day 4 Kakheti
  • Day 5 Tbilisi
  • Day 6 & 7 Batumi
  • Day 8 Kutaisi
  • Day 9 Tbilisi
  • Day 10 Time to head home

Also Read: 10 Fun Things To Do In Georgia

DAY 1 & 2 TBILISI

Where To Stay: |Urban Boutique Hotel|Courtyard By Mariott

How to Travel Within Tbilisi: WALK

Tbilisi is a vibrant city full of life with warm & friendly people and one of the most popular places to visit in Georgia among tourists. You might come across very few natives who speak english, yet they are more than willing to help and make you feel welcome.

Heart of Tbilisi,Georgia
Heart Of Tbilisi

The best way to discover this city is by foot. Driving within city limits can be borderline crazy. Cabs are cheap, though they might take you for a ride literally, so checking with a local on the fare structure can help haggle. Most international flights fly to Tbilisi, so you can start off with Tbilisi and do a full circle.

HIGHLIGHTS OF TBILISI

Bridge of Peace in  Tbilisi, Georgia

DAY 3 -MTSKHETA-MTIANETI REGION (GUDAURI)

Where To Stay:|Rooms Hotel Kazbegi

How To Travel: |Self Drive|Day Trip|Local Minibus From Didube Bus Station Tbilisi|

Narikala Fortress UNESCO Site in Georgia
Narkila Fortress, Ananuri

Head to the Kazbegi mountain ranges with a stop over at Ananuri, which is a UNESCO Heritage site. The castle itself is breathtaking with stunning views of the Aragvi river.

It is believed that Christianity was first preached in Georgia during the 5th century and with a majority of Christian population, Georgia has numerous beautiful churches. 

Drive through the mountains of Kazbegi
The magical drive to the mountains

The trip to Kazbegi takes about 4.5 hours from Tbilisi and the drive is nothing short of stunning, with green mountains, patches of snow, fresh water rivers, grazing herds of sheep and cattle and the magical drive through the clouds. 

THE HOLY GERGETI TRINITY CHURCH

The Holy Gergeti Trinity Church in Gudauri is a must visit for anyone venturing into this area. The church is at an elevation of 2170 m under Mount Kazbegi. You can either trek up to this church which takes about 3-4 hours or take a local taxi.

Holy Gergeti Trinity Church in Georgia
Holy Gergeti Trinity Church with a backdrop of the glorious Mt. Kazbegi

Now the local taxi’s used here are extremely old beat up Russian Lada’s which are well past their prime. Be prepared for a rough ride but the view that awaits you at the top is totally worth all that & more. This region is also a popular ski destination.

Holy Gergeti Trinity Church in Georgia
At the Holy Gergeti Trinity Church
As the rain clouds roll in- Georgia
As the rain clouds roll in
Georgia-Russia Friendship Monument
Georgia-Russia Friendship Monument

HIGHLIGHTS OF MTSKHETA-MTIANETI REGION

  • Stepantsminda (Holy Gergeti Trinity Church)
  • Gudauri
  • Ananuri
  • Georgian-Russian Friendship Monument
  • Gudauri Recreational Area- Paragliding (Highly dependent on weather/wind conditions)
  • Skiing 

DAY 4 KAKHETI- THE WINE REGION

Where To Stay: |Hotel Sweet Home B&B|Schuchmann Wines Chateau & Spa|

How To Travel: |Self Drive|Day Trip from Tbilsi|Local Minibus From Ortachala bus station Tbilisi|

Kakheti is solely for the wine lovers. One of Georgia’s premier wine producing areas, Kakheti, will be your ideal happy-hazy part of the vacation. 

Most wine cellar visits here would involve a tour of the premises, history of wine and a couple of freebies in the name of wine tasting. The best vineyard in the area is that of Winery Khareba

Wine Tour in Kakheti, Georgia
Wine Tour
Vineyards in Georgia
Vineyard Tour

HIGHLIGHTS OF KAKHETI

  • ¥ Monastery Tours-David Gareja Monastery Complex
  • ¥ Winery Khareba Tour

DAY 5 TBILISI

This stopover at Tbilisi is essential for your Batumi Trip. You can either take a train to Batumi from Tbilisi (5 hours) or rent a car and enjoy a nice long drive.

DAY 6 & 7 BATUMI

Where To Stay:|Divan Suites|

How To Travel: |Self Drive|Train from Tbilisi|

Batumi is a seaside city by the Black Sea coast and the capital of Adjara Region, close to the Turkey border. It is about 8 hours of drive from the capital city.

 If you enjoy a bit of gambling, this is one of the top places to visit. Plan at least 2 days here just to enjoy this beautiful coastal town. What we loved here was the Black Sea cruise and the long walks by the Batumi Boulevard.

Batumi Boulevard, Georgia
Batumi Boulevard

HIGHLIGHTS OF BATUMI

  • Batumi Boulevard – Boulevard itself has so much to offer from restaurants to beach shacks, arm wrestling competitions, Chess matches, Scooter rides, Ferris Wheel, Skateboarding to name a few
  • Cruise along Batumi Coast
  • Argo Cable Car
  • Fountain of Neptun

DAY 8 IMERETI REGION 

How To Travel: |Self Drive|Local Minibus from Batumi|

Three hours from Batumi, this city is the third biggest in Georgia after Tbilisi and Batumi and has an international airport. One of the popular attractions here is the canyons. 

Martvili Canyon is an hour away from Kutaisi, and river rafting here is safe and child friendly. Just a few minutes away from Martivili is the Okatse Canyon. A 1km long walkway suspended along the edge of this canyon enables visitors to explore this natural wonder and its beautiful waterfalls. A word of caution here for people with Acrophobia,the pathway though sturdy does not give the same impression and can get pretty scary.

Sataplia cave is a must visit for all dinosaur enthusiasts. Dinosaur footprints were discovered in early 1935 and preserved till date. Discovered in Imereti region in 1984, Prometheus Cave is one of Georgia’s natural wonders to visit. This canyon is home to breathtaking views of stalactites, stalagmites, curtains, petrified waterfalls, cave pearls, and underground rivers.

Martvili Canyon, Georgia
Martvili Canyon

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE IMERETI REGION

DAY 9 & 10- TBILISI

How To Travel: |Local Minibus|Train from Kutaisi|

After a 8 day road trip, all you would want to do is relax, eat and shop for souvenirs. This is the ideal time to treat yourself to a Sulphur bath. As for souvenir shopping, the most popular are WinesGrape Seed OilChurchkela to name a few. Caucasian carpets are also a popular item most tourists with luggage allowances end up buying.

8 Comments

  1. Anna
    October 20, 2019 / 9:37 am

    I loved Georgia! Thank you for the tips❤️

    • Couple of Travels
      October 20, 2019 / 9:40 am

      Your most welcome 🙂

  2. David
    October 20, 2019 / 9:38 am

    Planning my trip for next year. Thank You for this itinerary

    • Couple of Travels
      October 20, 2019 / 9:40 am

      Glad to help David:)

  3. June 30, 2020 / 8:02 pm

    I suggest to spend a few days in Racha! It is really unique region!

    • Couple of Travels
      Author
      July 1, 2020 / 5:23 am

      Hey Rock,
      It really looks like we might make another trip to Georgia soon (we can’t get enough!) so looking forward to exploring Racha 🙂 Thank you so much for your suggestion.

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