Best time to visit Georgia

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Best time of year to visit Georgia

Generally speaking, the best time to visit Georgia runs from June through October. June brings a true summer spirit to the country: all the activities like hiking, rafting, paragliding, and fishing revive, and fruit like cherry plum, kiwi, mulberry, apricots, and loquat are in season. June–September is a perfect time to combine mountain trekking with a beach vacation. September is a ‘golden’ season when it’s still warm enough for summer activities, yet there is already autumn charm with Rtveli. Winter months have some magic atmosphere: late December–early January are all about Christmas traditions, skiing, and sweet gozinaki and tangerines.

13 THINGS TO DO IN GEORGIA (AUGUST 30 - SEPTEMBER 08)

Exploring Tusheti

Exploring Tusheti

June–mid-October • activity

Tusheti is one of the most picturesque high-mountain hidden gems of Georgia

Hiking

Hiking

July–mid-September • activity

Georgia offers most spectacular hiking tracks

Kazbegi Ascent

Kazbegi Ascent

July–September • activity

Climbing one of Georgia's highest peaks is a daring adventure

Rtveli

Rtveli

September–October • activity

The fifth season of the year is on again in Georgia!

Georgian Tea Season

Georgian Tea Season

May–October • food

Hand-picked Georgian tea is one of the country's specialties

Paragliding Summer Season

Paragliding Summer Season

June–mid-September • activity

Experience Tbilisi sea and Rustavi areas from the height of the sky

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–late September • activity

Warm Georgian sun and mountainous atmosphere will relax you at most

White Water Rafting

White Water Rafting

late April–mid-October • activity

Georgia is one of the most underscored white water rafting destinations. Explore it now.

Churchkhela

Churchkhela

September–November • food

The sweet delicacy made in the end of the harvest season

Fishing Trout

Fishing Trout

May–September • activity

Georgia is well-known for its trout and other fish. It is definitely one of the top ​fishing destinations

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

March–October • activity

Due to its geographical location Georgia boasts best birding destinations of the world

Watermelon

Watermelon

August–September • food

Georgian watermelons are more than famous throughout the region, and signify the end of summer

Kiwi Season

Kiwi Season

June–August • food

Kiwi is a fantastic fruit!

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Lomisoba

Lomisoba

June 10, 2020 • event

A mixture of pagan and Christian traditions, Lomisoba is a colorful insight into Georgian culture

Skiing Season

Skiing Season

December–April • activity

Try out Caucasian skiing—the top experience of the sport

Art-Gene Festival

Art-Gene Festival

July 19–26, 2020 • event

Not just another festival, it's an improvisation of all kinds of Georgian art

Lelo Burti

Lelo Burti

April 19, 2020 • event

More than a just a sport, Lelo Burti is a spectacular ritual event

Chichilaki

Chichilaki

January 01–January 09 • event

The unusual Christmas tree of Georgia

Kvirikoba

Kvirikoba

July 28 • event

Lagurka or Kvirikoba is an annual local festival in Svaneti rooted in Christianity and Georgian culture

Rhododendron Flowers

Rhododendron Flowers

June • nature

Beautiful red and white flowers cover the Caucasian region in the beginning of summer

Wine

Wine

October • food

Wine is more than just a drink in Georgia, wine is a lifestyle!

Persimmon Season

Persimmon Season

October–November • food

A delicious autumn fruit perfect for desserts and salads

Chakapuli

Chakapuli

March–May • food

Spring is a beautiful time in Georgia when unique dishes are prepared with a celebration

Chacha Making Season

Chacha Making Season

October–November • food

Chacha is more than just a strong drink. Its production and tasting are​ followed by certain rituals and traditions

Dining with the Dead: Georgian Families' Graveyard Feasts

Dining with the Dead: Georgian Families' Graveyard Feasts

April 19, 2020 • activity

Eating with the dead? An odd but heart-warming Easter tradition in Georgia

Tangerine Season

Tangerine Season

November–December • food

Georgian tangerines are especially tender and sweet

Samarkhvo Food

Samarkhvo Food

February 27–April 15 • food

The great Lent before Easter is the time when Georgian vegetable dishes are at their best

Tkemali

Tkemali

May–June • food

A favourite sauce of Georgian cooks is made of plums and is a perfect addition to any meal

Mulberry Season

Mulberry Season

May–June • food

Georgia boasts plenty of mulberry trees

Loquat Season

Loquat Season

May–June • food

Sweet and sour apricot-like fruit is easy to find in Georgia

Gozinaki

Gozinaki

January  • food

Traditionally New Year's treat, gozinaki will make the celebration even sweeter

Paragliding Winter Season

Paragliding Winter Season

December–April • activity

For more experienced paragliders, try flying from Gudauri ski resort!

Feijoa Season

Feijoa Season

November • food

One of the tropical fruits that grow in Georgia

Alycha

Alycha

May–June • food

This little yellow cherry plum will definitely catch your attention

Apricots and Peaches

Apricots and Peaches

June–early August • food

Georgia is famous for its apricots and peaches

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Georgia weather in January

7/10 score
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January is usually the coldest time of year in Georgia. The coldest areas are up in the Caucasus Mountains and over the eastern plains of the country. Eastern areas of Georgia experience a continental type of climate with cold and dry winters. Tbilisi enjoys short but sunny days with about three hours of sunshine and only about five days of precipitation in January. In some areas, winter temperatures can drop to -30°C (-22° F) on the coldest days. Mountains are covered with a thick snow carpet, offering excellent skiing and snowboarding conditions on a crisp winter day. Coastal areas of Georgia are warmer as the Black Sea from the west and the mountains from the north ensure the dominant subtropical climate in this part of the country. Along the coast, winters are fairly mild, with average temperatures hovering well above the freezing point. January is one of the wettest months on the Georgian coast with about 15 rainy days in Batumi and other seaside destinations.

Georgia weather in February

7.1/10 score
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In February you might need a winter jacket and a warm hat in any part of the country. In Tbilisi, temperatures mostly hover over freezing, so even when it snows, everything melts down quickly. Although Georgian capital is relatively warm, make sure to find well-heated accommodation as nights are cold. Mountainous areas of Georgia are covered with a thick snow carpet, so resorts like Gudauri, Bakuriani, and Khatsvali are the right place to be if you are into skiing and snowboarding. There are occasional road closures due to avalanches in this part of the country. The Black Sea coast is chilly and rainy in February, with air and water temperatures as cold as in January. Generally, February is not the best month for sightseeing, but it’s excellent for winter sports.

Georgia weather in March

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March brings true spring weather to the western areas of Georgia. By the end of March, spring is enters in full swing in Tbilisi and other inland cities and towns with abundant tree blossoms. The temperatures change dramatically from the winterish cold in the first days of March to almost summery in late March. Yet, nights are chilly, and the weather across the country is unstable, with significant daily temperature changes with close-to-freezing temps at night. In Kutaisi and Batumi, you might be lucky to wear a light jacket, but sudden rainstorms will make you opt for indoor activities. In the Caucasus Mountains at altitudes over 2,000 m (6,500 ft), there is still plenty of snow with occasional road closures and temperatures below freezing.

Georgia weather in April

8.2/10 score
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Weather in April remains unstable and unpredictable. Tbilisi, Borzhomi, and Kutaisi get warmer and register more sunshine than in previous months. Spring blossoms fill the cities and countryside. Nature awakens, landscapes are getting greener, but if you plan on hiking, account for snow up in the mountains. Coastal towns and cities tend to be chillier than the inland plains due to low sea temperatures. For about half a month, Batumi experiences rainy days, so it’s not the most pleasant time of year to spend your vacation on the Georgian coast. At higher altitudes, snow remains on the slopes through the end of the month, and temperatures crawl to above-freezing during the day and drop close to freezing at night. Pack layers of clothes so that you can be prepared for a cold, windy day on the coast and the following day enjoy a sunny day in a T-shirt somewhere in Tbilisi.

Georgia weather in May

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Late spring is a pleasant time for exploring Georgia as it’s not too hot or too cold. May brings more rainy days to the inland areas, including Tbilisi, so make sure to pack an umbrella. Generally, the days promise good weather for exploring Kutaisi, Kakheti, and Tbilisi, and don’t let an afternoon rainstorm ruin your trip. By the end of the month, temperatures are summerish across the country, even in Batumi. Air and sea temperatures on the Black Sea coast might be warm enough for spending a day or two at the beach, but only the brave ones swim in yet-chilly waters. When it gets warmer up in the mountains with night temperatures well above freezing, the snow melts, so May is the time to drive to Svaneti and Kazbegi regions to spot breathtakingly beautiful snow-capped mountain peaks.

Georgia weather in June

7.9/10 score
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One of the best months to visit Georgia weatherwise, as you can combine a beach vacation with a mountain holiday. The sea temperatures reach more swimming-friendly levels, and the first few weeks of June on the Black Sea coast are usually not too crowded. Batumi registers more than ten rainy days, but relatively high temperatures and long days make up for precipitation. Inland territories around the city of Tbilisi and Kakheti region are usually hot, so T-Shirt, hat, and sunglasses are your best apparel, but having a raincoat is a good idea. In the mountainous areas of Georgia, the temperatures increase in June, but it is better to wait until July to conquer the highest peaks like Kazbek and Tetnuld.

Georgia weather in July

7/10 score
Very good
27° average
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5 mm
precipitation
6h 24m
daylight duration
Mid-summer in Georgia is hot with a chance of sudden downpours and thunderstorms. Generally, it rains less than in May or June in the inland areas, while the coast receives its typical half month of rainy days. Hot summer days with plenty of sunshine promise a good beach vacation in Kobuleti and Batumi, as the sea temperature reaches its peak. July is not the most pleasant time for exploring Tbilisi due to high temperatures, especially in the early afternoon. Summer heat drives the crowds of locals and tourists to the coast or up into the mountains, where temperatures are usually lower. The alpine climate at altitudes over 2,100 m (6,890 ft) promises a cooling refuge, and at elevations above 3,600 m (11,800 ft), snow and ice are present year-round.

Georgia weather in August

7/10 score
Very good
27° average
average temperatures
5 mm
precipitation
6h 24m
daylight duration
One of the hottest periods in Georgia drives hordes of travelers and locals to the coastal regions. All along the Black Sea coast from Sukhumi to Batumi, weather conditions can be characterized by high temperatures and occasional downpours or thunderstorms. Water is as warm as in July, which makes for a pleasant beach holiday despite the rainy days. High temperatures in the inland parts of Georgia and the capital city suggest that August is not the best time for enjoying a stroll and a hike. Eastern part of Georgia in late summer experiences about 5-6 days of rain per month. Higher elevations up in the Caucasus mountains promise lower temperatures, and if you cross the altitude of 3,600 m (11,800 ft), cooling snow and ice are there for you.

Georgia weather in September

8.3/10 score
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23° average
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One of the best months to explore Georgia in terms of weather. The temperatures are warm and comfortable. Locals claim that early autumn is a so-called fifth season labeled “Rtveli” when grape harvest takes over the country. Kakheti is the region to be at this time of year. The Black Sea coast offers excellent weather conditions for a beach vacation with warm water and pleasant air temperatures. Well, the classic Batumi rain might still try to bother you, but fruit variety on the markets will cheer you up. In Tbilisi, temperatures start decreasing, which makes it more comfortable to explore the Georgian capital. The number of rainy days and sunshine hours decreases as well. The weather in the mountains is suitable for hiking and exploring traditional villages.

Georgia weather in October

8.9/10 score
Excellent
16° average
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5 mm
precipitation
6h 24m
daylight duration
By mid-autumn, Georgia cools down, giving way to excellent sightseeing conditions when temperatures are comfortable, and rain is less frequent. In some years, early October could be warm enough for swimming along the Black Sea coast, but in other years water and air temperatures might not be that beach-friendly. Nights get colder, so bringing a warm sweater and a jacket for your Batumi vacation is a good idea. October is the time of Indian summer in the Adjara region, which lies in the southwest corner of Georgia. The so-called fifth season or “Rtveli” with the massive grape harvest in the Kakheti region runs roughly through mid-October. While lowlands remain warm until the end of October, mountainous areas experience freezing temps at night. Autumn hues in Kazbegi and Svaneti regions cheer the souls of visitors throughout the month. At elevations lower than 2,000 m (6,500 ft), there is usually no snow in October, but fog and rain are frequent guests in the mountainous areas. Sightseeing in Tbilisi and nearby destinations is typically pleasant in October with warm temperatures and relatively infrequent rains comparing to spring.

Georgia weather in November

7.8/10 score
Very good
10° average
average temperatures
5 mm
precipitation
6h 24m
daylight duration
Weather conditions get harsh in the mountainous regions of Georgia. Fog, rain, hail, and snow accompanied by freezing night temperatures take over higher elevations in towns and villages like Stemantsminda and Bakuriani. The landscapes are gloomy and grey. If you want to escape the biting cold, seaside destinations are a good choice. Batumi, Ureki, and Kobuleti are warm enough for hiking and walking along the beach, but beach season will have to wait until the warm summer days are back. Adjara region is still beautiful, wrapped in autumn foliage. Tbilisi is usually colder than the coastal towns, but the weather is good enough for exploring the corners of this old city.

Georgia weather in December

7.2/10 score
Very good
6° average
average temperatures
5 mm
precipitation
6h 24m
daylight duration
Georgia experiences various microclimates in winter. Eastern areas of the country, including Tbilisi, usually see temperatures above freezing, even at night. However, the hours of sunshine are getting shorter, but rains are rare. Ski resorts of Bakuriani and Gudauri enter the winter season with snow and freezing temperatures, welcoming skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. Valleys at lower elevations often experience fogs and rains. Thanks to the Black Sea from the west and the Caucasus Mountains in the north, the Adjara region with Batumi and other coastal destinations are relatively warm, with temperatures stably hovering above freezing.