The Best Time to Visit Georgia

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Jack Beckford

Published on: April 23rd, 2024

Last modified: April 23rd, 2024

The best time to visit Georgia is from April to October. Although temperatures vary greatly between the Caucasus Mountains, the balmy Black Sea and cities like Tbilisi, spring and autumn usually bring the most pleasant weather. July and August can get very hot, but are ideal for beach breaks or mountain adventures.

Georgia is in the Caucasus region, right at the crossroads of West Asia and Eastern Europe. Generally speaking, the western areas near the Black Sea tend to be warmer and rainier than the eastern areas around Tbilisi. Climate-wise the country has a bit of everything: winter snow, spring flowers, summer heat, autumn leaves… it all depends on when (and where) you go.

Georgia Month-by-Month Weather Guide


Georgia is genuinely a year-round destination. Each month offers its own advantages, whether you’re looking for stunning scenery, local festivals or low-season perks. That said, it’s important to time your trip according to your specific plans and interests. We’ve drawn on our travel designers’ expert advice to create this month-by-month climate guide for Georgia. 

Georgia in January and February

Best for winter sports and snowscapes

January is Georgia’s coldest month, with highs around 8ºC (46ºF) in Tbilisi. February highs are only slightly warmer, peaking around 9ºC (48ºF). One of the best things to do in Georgia during these winter months are winter sports at resorts like Gudauri, but bundle up; temperatures there are usually below freezing.

Kazbegi Trinity Church in Georgia in snow

Georgia in March

Best for low-season travel

March in Georgia brings early signs of spring, but cold temperatures linger across the country. The winter snow often turns to rain as spring approaches, so be prepared for unexpected showers. This is among the best months to travel to Georgia for a cosy and quiet getaway without too many other visitors.

Kazbegi National Park

Georgia in April

Best for early spring flowers

April is the best time to see Georgia’s first springtime blooms: think poppies, sunflowers and blossoming magnolia and cherry trees. Temperatures in Tbilisi fluctuate around 10–20ºC (50–68ºF): lovely weather for sightseeing. It’s also a good time to visit the Kakheti wine region before it gets too hot, with highs around 18ºC (64ºF).

georgia in spring

Georgia in May

Best for hiking and exploring Tbilisi

May is the peak of spring in Georgia, and warm weather has fully set in. Tbilisi is gorgeous at this time of year, with highs around 25ºC (77ºF), while the Kakheti wine region often exceeds 20ºC (68ºF). The weather is wonderful for hiking – although sunny skies can unexpectedly turn to rain.

hiking in Kazbegi National Park

Georgia in June

Best for summer weather without the crowds

June in Georgia is technically summer, but temperatures aren’t quite peaking yet and the tourism rush hasn’t begun. At the Black Sea temperatures rise to around 24ºC (75ºF) and Tbilisi is still bearable, with highs around 30ºC (86ºF). Kazbegi National Park is beautiful, with cooler temperatures and smaller crowds than in July and August.

Tbilisi in summer

Georgia in July and August

Best for visiting Kazbegi National Park

July and August bring intense heat to Tbilisi, where temperatures average 33ºC (91ºF) and can even reach 40ºC (104ºF). But the weather is phenomenal in Kazbegi National Park, with highs hovering around 19ºC (66ºF) and wildflowers blanketing the valleys. Summer is also lovely at the Black Sea, though it can get crowded.

Gergeti Trinity Church in Kazbegi, Georgia

Georgia in September

Best for harvest season and hiking

September is one of the best times to travel to Georgia for pleasant weather outside the peak season. It’s still warm enough to enjoy the Black Sea’s beaches, with highs around 24ºC (75ºF). It’s also among the best months to enjoy waterfall hikes in Kazbegi or experience the wine harvest in Kakheti.

Georgia vineyards

Georgia in October

Best for autumn leaves and Tbilisoba

October is the peak season for Georgia’s autumn foliage, particularly in the lowlands. The winter cold hasn’t yet set in, with average highs around 21ºC (70ºF) in Tbilisi and 19ºC (66ºF) in Kakheti. Visit Tbilisi in October to experience Tbilisoba, a festival that showcases the city’s culture, history and cuisine.

Tbilisoba in Tbilisi

Georgia in November

Best for indoor activities

November marks the shift from autumn to winter in Georgia. Average highs in Tbilisi plunge to 14ºC (57ºF), while temperatures in Kazbegi National Park drop below freezing. The coastal areas stay fairly warm but also become incredibly rainy. With less-than-ideal weather, it’s a good time to enjoy museums, shows and cosy cafés.

Wine bar Georgia

Georgia in December

Best for Christmas lights and markets

Although Georgia celebrates Christmas on 7 January (per the Orthodox calendar), holiday festivities begin in December. Tbilisi is cold but manageable with highs around 9ºC (48ºF), making it the perfect place to see the glittering lights and visit magical markets. Other regions tend to be either frigid or extremely rainy in December.

Tbilisi, Georgia - Jan 8th - christmas

The Best Things to Do in Georgia by Season


The climate of Georgia (the country) allows for all kinds of activities, from winter sports on snowy slopes to sunbathing by the sea. Certain months are better for specific experiences, of course – and the best things to do in each season aren’t always obvious. Here’s some expert insight from our travel designers on what to do in Georgia, plus when and where to do it.

Harvest Kakheti

Feast on local food and wine in Kakheti

The Kakheti wine region is an oenophile's paradise all year round, but the autumn harvest season is especially dreamy. In addition to experiencing the annual rtveli (grape harvest), you can also taste freshly picked pomegranates and homemade churchkhela (a sweet made from nuts and grape juice). High temperatures range from 19–25ºC (66–77ºF).

Summer hiking in Georgia

Explore the vistas and valleys of Kazbegi

Kazbegi National Park promises stunning mountain views and plenty of outdoor adventures, whether you want to go hiking, canyoning or whitewater rafting. You can also simply wander through the wildflower-covered valleys or venture to the remote Gergeti Trinity Church. Temperatures are warmest from May to September, but usually stay below 20ºC (68ºF).

Black Sea, Georgia

Soak in the sunshine by the Black Sea

July and August are the peak season on Georgia’s coastline, with temperatures in Batumi ranging from 20–27ºC (68–81ºF). The Black Sea’s beaches can get crowded during these months, but June and September offer similarly nice weather with far fewer people. Keep in mind that water temperatures will rise throughout the summer.

Snow in Tbilisi

See the snow or head indoors

Winter in Georgia may not be ideal for most outdoor activities, but it’s the perfect time to for winter activities – or just admire the snow-capped peaks and sparkling forests. If you’d rather stay nice and warm, take advantage of the off season to enjoy indoor attractions and tuck into hearty local cuisine.

The Best Time to Visit Tbilisi, Georgia


The best time to visit Tbilisi is April–May or September–October. Spring and autumn bring the best weather to the capital, with average highs around 20–28ºC (68–82ºF). Warm (but not too hot) temperatures are ideal for exploring the city, and there are several local holidays and fun festivals in these months.

Although it can be chilly, visiting Tbilisi during winter is also an excellent option. Winter in Tbilisi lasts roughly from November to March. It doesn’t get as cold as other parts of the country; average high temperatures range from 8–14ºC (46–57ºF), sunny skies are common and snowfall is relatively rare.

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