The anthem of a Caucasian country called Georgia is "Freedom" and its motto is: "Strength is in Unity''. This constantly developing country has a population of 3,714 million people and almost every type of climate. There are 3 UNESCO Heritage Sites and 2 ancient cities of Europe: Kutaisi and Mtskheta. Georgia is also a member of such international organizations as the Council of Europe.
Georgia comes across Western Asia and Eastern Europe. Four countries and the Black Sea surround Georgia: Turkey (southwest side), Azerbaijan (southeast side), Russia (east and north side), Armenia (south), and the Black Sea (west side). Georgia is taking most of the space belonging to the South Caucasus, with some corners sitting in the North.
Local nature has all possible types of landscape and a rich history and culture. If you want to visit Georgia, a safe and affordable place to travel to, you will find many hospitable people here. While traveling, you will also be impressed by its historical sites, and if you are an extreme amateur, you will find your cup of tea too. In any case, your starting point would be to read our guide about planning to visit Georgia.
Georgia gets a lot of rain, so check the weather forecast before you make travel plans and visit Georgia. The higher the place you decide to stop by in Georgia, the more humidity it has. Guria is the western region of Georgia with the most precipitation: 350mm in winter, 264mm in spring, 325mm in summer, and 397mm in autumn. Tbilisi is the driest area of Georgia, receiving the most rainfall in spring (214mm) and summer (216mm) and the least precipitation in winter (83mm). In autumn, expect up to 131 mm of rainfall in Tbilisi. September is the wettest month (more than 4 mm per day) in Georgia.
In July and August, we get the most sunshine (6,5-7 hours a day), in contrast to January, with only 2,5 hours of sun. Guria is the warmest area of Georgia, and Mtskheta-Mtianeti is the coldest place to travel when you visit Georgia.
Georgia does not have the same climate everywhere. Some regions of Georgia have a temperate climate, while others have a subtropical climate. This diversity happens because Georgia is climatically divided into east and west parts by the Likhi mountain range. The weather also feels different if you travel to the coastal region of Georgia and the interior of this country.
Georgia has a moderate climate with several zones. The altitude of these zones toward the sea distinguishes them.
The sea does not affect Eastern Georgia climatically. Some parts of this region are humid, while other areas feel dry. There are several climatic zones in eastern Georgia. The lowest zone is subtropical heights (1,600–2,000 ft), while the highest is 11,200–11,500 ft, and you can expect snow for the whole year. Its territory does not include the sea but comprises the Caucasian part of Georgia and extends east and south of the Meskheti and Likhi ranges.
Western Georgia has a sub-tropical climate and more precipitation than Eastern Georgia. There is a subtropical climate from the ground to 600–650 m; from 650 to 2,100 m (in the north and east), you can expect warm weather and permanent moisture. The Alpine area lies at a height of 2100–3600 m.
Guria has the most precipitation every time of year: 350mm in winter, 263mm in spring, 325mm in summer, and 397mm in autumn. Tbilisi has the lowest level of precipitation in Georgia (83mm in winter, 214mm in spring, 216mm in summer, and 131mm in autumn).
Winter in Georgia
If you have not planned what to do and see yet in winter, you can stay at ski resorts or in Tbilisi Old Town with its famous Sulfur Baths!
In December, the warmest places to travel to are Anaklia (+4-13°C), Batumi (+5-12°C), and Poti (+9-11°C). Tbilisi anticipates +8-10 °C at the beginning of the month, followed by 5-7 °C. Do some sports in the Old Town of Tbilisi before Christmas. Also, travel to Zhinvali water reservoir in Gudauri Ski Resort in Kazbegi, a popular local resort.
In January, Poti (+6,6-10°C) and Kobuleti (+4-11°C) are the warmest places near the Black Sea. This month, do not miss one of the largest Georgian Christmas processions, Alilo.
February is the warmest month of the season in Poti (+6,8-10,8°C) and Anaklia (+5-11°C). Try sulfur baths with unique water that can positively affect your health and relax your body. Before you visit Georgia and take a sulfur bath, consult your health advisor and learn the instructions.
Spring in Georgia
In the beginning and middle of the spring, crowds of tourists or inflated prices are no trouble anymore. Most people travel to Georgia in May, when the weather is perfect for traveling and nature is blooming.
Zugdidi (+6-16°C) and Anaklia (+6,3-13/14°C) are the warmest places in March. This month is the best time to travel to the national parks of Georgia, like Borjomi-Kharagauli National Park and Tusheti Protected Landscape.
April is warm and sunny in Georgia, and this is the best time of the year to travel. The warmest places to visit are Zugdidi (+9–20°C), Anaklia (+10–20°C), and Rustavi (+10–20°C). Book a wine and food tasting tour in Kakheti in April. Our guide will take you through the capital of winemaking in Georgia and introduce you to the best local wines in the famous historical region of Georgia. Accompanied by our English-speaking guide, you will visit the most popular destinations. Our guide will tell you about the ancient settlements, monuments, and so on during the tour.
May is the best time of spring to travel. When you go to Georgia in May, head to its famous sanatoriums: they are almost empty in May. Borjomi has the most sanatoriums in Georgia and temperatures ranging from 9 to 18 degrees Celsius, but expect 110 mm of rain over the next eight days. Ureki (44mm in 2 days and 15–25°C) and Kutaisi (48mm in 2 days and 15-20°C) are other places to visit in May. Kutaisi is one of the oldest cities in Europe, and it is better to travel to Kutaisi with a professional guide. One possible drawback of May is that the weather’s pretty unstable: it’s warm but rains occasionally.
Summer in Georgia
This is the best time for hiking or staying by the sea in Georgia. Many tourists arrive in the town in summer, and everything is overpriced. Tbilisi and Batumi are the most popular tourist destinations, but we recommend visiting the countryside.
In June, expect temperatures of 16–23°C in Batumi and 17–29°C in Tbilisi. In July and August, it will feel like 20–32°C in Tbilisi and 20–27°C if you travel to Batumi.
Until the middle of June, the beaches of Georgia are almost empty. Go to Adjaria, on the coast of the sea, for 9–16°C in June and 10–17°C in July and August. You can also do extreme sports (e.g., hiking in the mountains) if you visit Georgia from the middle of June to the end of September.
In July, Georgia is hot (+30°C) and dry. This season, visit resorts rather than cities. Mountains are fresher and less humid than cities, with an average temperature of 25°C. Our professional guide will walk you through multiple mountains at once, and you will be able to try rafting, horseback riding, and other activities.
August is the peak month in Georgia, with sunny weather and a few overcast days in the country. The beach is the best place to visit from August to September. The reason is that it is too hot everywhere else in Georgia. Spend the best time of the year in Batumi (+27°C) and Tbilisi (+28°C) by enjoying the local sites and weather.
Autumn in Georgia
Autumn is the nice season in Georgia for hiking in the mountains and swimming; in September (+23-25°C) and October (+19-21°C), the sea in Batumi remains warm. Everything becomes more affordable as autumn is a low season in Georgia.
In September, port cities and the city outskirts are the warmest places in Georgia. Some of them are Poti, on the eastern side of the sea, and Kobuleti (+17-24°C) in Adjara, the southwestern republic of Georgia. The water is perfect for swimming (+24–24,5°C) this season. September is also a very beautiful month.
In October, visit Tbilisoba (October 15th–16th). This harvest festival with fairs and wine is a good reason to visit Tbilisi, which has 10–20 °C in October. This is the best time of the season in Tbilisi in terms of sunshine (164 hours) and just five days of rain. On your way to Tbilisoba, check out the ancient sites of Georgia. These are the things you need to understand about the cultural heritage of Georgia. Our guide will tell you about the local highlights and the history of the places covered by the tour.
Anaklia (+11-22°C) and Poti (+16,4-20,8°C) are two warm counties in Georgia to visit.
November doesn’t have snow but feels colder than the other autumn months. November is the best time to taste local tangerines and tea in Georgia and travel to the mountains to admire the local nature. You can go to Batumi (+8-16°C), Poti (+10-16°C), and Kobuleti (+10-16°C).
Find time to travel to 4 local World Heritage Sites from the UNESCO guide: Colchic Rainforests and Wetlands, Gelati Monastery, the Monuments of Mtskheta, and Upper Svaneti. Some notable historical remains are Narikala Fortress, Vardzia Cave Monastery, and Uplistsikhe Rock Town.
More than 2,500 prominent mountains and mountain peaks in the country are available for tourists in almost any season of the year. Some notable peaks in Georgia (and Europe) are Shchara (5193m), Janga (5051m), and Kazbek (5047m). The Caucasus Mountains at the intersection of Asia and Europe are the highest mountain range in Georgia and Europe. Mtatsminda is one of the other famous Georgian mountains. Mtatsminda, located in the capital, is a mountain with the burials of many famous Georgians. People come to Mtatsminda to honor the memory of Pushkin, Griboyedov, and other famous people who contributed to the history and culture of the country. Whether you go to the north or south, you can rest assured that you will always find something to do.