Your Ultimate 5-Day Itinerary To Georgia

Waquar Habib


Georgia, in the Caucasus region, captivates visitors with diverse landscapes, rich history, and warm hospitality. Tbilisi's cobblestone streets, eclectic architecture, and lively culinary scene are a must-see, among other things.

The building of the clock tower in the Rezo Gabriadze puppet theater | Shutterstock

Day 1: Tbilisi


Start your trip from the capital, Tbilisi. Visit the Narikala Fortress, an ancient fortress overlooking Tbilisi and stroll through the Old Town, known for its narrow streets, colourful houses, and vibrant atmosphere.

Narikala Fortress | Shutterstock


Visit Sioni Cathedral, Anchiskhati Basilica, and the Bridge of Peace for stunning views of Tbilisi. Later, enjoy traditional Georgian cuisine for lunch with khachapuri and khinkali.

Sioni Cathedral | Shutterstock


Relax at the sulfur baths located in the Abanotubani district and enjoy dinner at one of the local restaurants in Old Town. Make sure to try the Georgian wine.

Old Town, Tbilisi | Shutterstock

Day 2: Mtskheta


Drive to Mtskheta, the ancient capital of Georgia. Visit the Jvari Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site offering panoramic views of the confluence of the Aragvi and Kura rivers.

Jvari Monastery | Shutterstock


Explore the Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, a UNESCO site and one of Georgia's most important religious buildings. Afterwards, enjoy lunch at one of the local restaurants in Mtskheta.

Svetitskhoveli Cathedral | Shutterstock


Return to Tbilisi and explore Rustaveli Avenue for shopping or cultural events. It's 1.5 kilometres long and starts at Freedom Square, connecting to Kostava Street at the Rustaveli metro.

Rustaveli Avenue | Shutterstock

Day 3: Kazbegi National Park


Drive to Kazbegi National Park, surrounded by the Caucasus Mountains. Hike or take a jeep tour to Gergeti Trinity Church for breathtaking views of Mount Kazbek.

Gergeti Trinity Church | Shutterstock


Take a trip to Dariali Gorge and Gveleti Waterfall, and enjoy lunch at a local guesthouse in Stepantsminda.

Gveleti Waterfall | Shutterstock


Enjoy the scenic drive back to Tbilisi. The main natural feature of Tbilisi's landscape is its mountainous terrain: wherever you go, you will see mountains all around you.

The mountainous terrain of Tbilisi | Shutterstock

Day 4: Kakheti


Head to Georgia's famous wine region, Kakheti, and visit the Alaverdi Monastery to learn about the traditional winemaking techniques in addition to sampling.

Alaverdi Monastery | Shutterstock


Explore Telavi town and visit Batonis Tsikhe fortress. The fortress was the main residence of the Kakhetian kings. It is a royal complex built by a series of Kakhetian kings. Later, have lunch at a local winery, tasting wines.

Statue at Batonis Tsikhe fortress | Shutterstock


Visit the Tsinandali Estate and Gardens. The garden is the first European-style recreation zone in Georgia and features tall trees and indigenous flowers. Later, return to Tbilisi or stay overnight in Kakheti.

Tsinandali Estate and Gardens | Shutterstock

Day 5: Vardzia


Drive to Vardzia, which is a complex of cave monasteries. Once you arrive, take some time to explore the impressive cave dwellings and tunnels.

Inside Vardzia | Shutterstock


While returning, make sure to visit the Khertvisi Fortress, one of the oldest fortresses in Georgia and was functional throughout the Georgian feudal period. Later on, stop for lunch in Akhaltsikhe.

Khertvisi Fortress | Shutterstock


Return to Tbilisi and prepare for your return. Explore the local streets and markets around your lodgings and go souvenir shopping.

Vintage market on the Dry Bridge in Tbilisi | Shutterstock

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