Georgia Travel Itinerary
A guide to the best places to visit in Georgia so you can create your own Georgia itinerary for one, two or three weeks.
Georgia is quickly becoming the hottest new tourist destination and it’s easy to see why. This country has it all! Stunning mountain vistas, coastline, vibrant cities, what more could you want?!
Visiting Georgia is a brilliant idea and planning a Georgia travel itinerary is probably a good start but it’s hard to know what to fit into your trip. We read so many things about the different parts of Georgia and even in five weeks we didn’t see it all!
So I’ve compiled this guide to the best places to visit in Georgia along with a recommended time for each and suggestions for one, two and three-week itineraries so you can pick and choose what works for your time, budget and interests.
How long do you need to visit Georgia?
How long have you got? Many nationalities enter visa-free for a year and you could easily spend that long. But ideally you’ll have 2-3 weeks. If not, you can still explore Tbilisi in a couple of days and a few of the most impressive areas in about a week.
Transport in Georgia
Georgia has (mostly) decent roads and if you plan your route carefully driving times are short. You can hire a car which gives you the ultimate freedom, take minivans from place to place or even hire a driver. There are also trains linking some parts of the country such as Batumi and Tbilisi.
We drove our van there and can safely say Georgia has some of the craziest drivers we have come across! It can be a bit stressful driving in the cities so make sure you have steady nerves.
Hitchhiking is possible in Georgia, the people are very friendly but often don’t speak English outside of the cities but you can always give it a go!
Basic Information About Georgia
Population: around 4 million
Currency: Georgian Lari (GEL) €1 = 3GEL
Borders: Russia, Armenia, Turkey, Azerbaijan
Language: Georgian, most people speak Russian, there are varying levels of English throughout the country but many people in the cities speak very good English.
Thank you in Georgian: Madlobah
Drinking water: It is safe to drink the tap water in most parts of Georgia. If you’re unsure, check with your hosts.
Quick Glance – Best Places to Visit in Georgia
Tbilisi – Capital city.
Batumi – City on the Black Sea coast.
Signaghi – East Georgia in the region, old town also known as the city of love.
Mtskheta – Historic capital near Tbilisi.
Kazbegi – Central North in the moutains, nice day hike and beautiful views.
Mestia – North West in the mountains, great for hiking.
Kutaisi – West Georgia, many monasteries and an international airport.
One Week in Georgia
If you only have one week in Georgia you can still see a fair bit of the country from a base in Tbilisi. I recommend seeing as many of these as you can comfortably fit into your one-week Georgia itinerary. If you have longer, start with these and then read on for more Georgian awesomeness.
In no particular order, the best places to visit in Georgia are…
Tbilisi is the heart of the country and is connected to everywhere. You can either use it as a base and visit other areas from there or include it as part of your route throughout the country. The city is quite large but most of the centre is walkable and there is good public transport options as well as cheap taxis
We fell head over heels for Tbilisi and would love to live there one day. It’s a really affordable city with something for everyone. Highlights include the beautiful balconies of the old town, a soak in the sulphur baths and visiting the theme park on top of the hill.
There is also no shortage of cafes, and restaurants to wile away an hour or three. We spent almost three weeks in Tbilisi and were still discovering new things. For a cosy, central hostel with free pancakes, dorm beds with curtains and a comfortable