12 days in Turkey & Georgia Itinerary

12 days in Turkey & Georgia Itinerary

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Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
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Konya, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Batumi, Georgia
— 2 nights
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New Athos, Georgia
— 1 night
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 4 nights
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Ankara, Turkey

— 1 night

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Fri): explore the world behind art at State Art and Sculpture Museum, stop by Kibele Kale, then see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

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Baku, Azerbaijan to Ankara is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Baku to Ankara, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Baku, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Konya.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Konya, Turkey

— 2 nights

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
On the 17th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, then admire the landmark architecture of Sahip Ata Muzesi ve Camii, and finally examine the collection at Karatay Medresesi Museum.

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You can take a train from Ankara to Konya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara in July, expect nights in Konya to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): make a trip to Istiklal Caddesi, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum.

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You can fly from Konya to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Batumi.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 19:

Batumi, Georgia

— 2 nights
Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens, then get to know the fascinating history of Batumi Boulevard, then make a trip to Astronomical Clock, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Batumi Dolphinarium.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Batumi in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Georgia Standard Time (GET) is 1 hour. In July, daily temperatures in Batumi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to New Athos.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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New Athos, Georgia

— 1 night
New Athos or Akhali Atoni is a town in the Gudauta raion of Abkhazia, situated some 22km from Sukhumi by the shores of the Black Sea. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): make a trip to New Athos Simoneau-Kananitsky Monastery, don't miss a visit to Rock Shalter of Saint Apostle Simon the Zealot, and then explore the fascinating underground world of New Athos Cave.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our New Athos journey planner.

You can drive from Batumi to New Athos in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Georgia Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in New Athos are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tbilisi.

Things to do in New Athos

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Jvari Church and Gallery 27. Step out of Tbilisi with an excursion to Ujarma in Ujarma--about 36 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Aerial Tramway in Tbilisi. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Mtatsminda Amusement Park, take in the views from The Bridge of Peace, cruise along Rustaveli Avenue, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi.

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Drive from New Athos to Tbilisi in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from New Athos to Tbilisi due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Tbilisi are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

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.