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Best Time to Visit Georgia (Powerful Culture & Festivals!)

Ashley Brown

Ashley Brown, Updated October 2, 2022

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Georgia is a country with plenty of delicious food, stunning landscapes, cities, and activities to do.  However, choosing the best time to visit can be challenging. When is the best weather? When are accommodation rates the best? 

Between May and September is the best time to visit Georgia. During these months, the weather is warm, averaging 77°F (25°C). Visiting in the autumn from September to October is popular for attending festivals like Rtveli and Tbilisoba. April tends to be the most popular time to visit and has a 3% price increase. 

While Georgia is a great place to visit for most of the year, certain times may be better for you. Some months may be better to see different attractions, while others may be better to go hiking. 

Let’s go through a monthly analysis of the best things to do and the weather during each month. 

Worst Time to Visit Georgia

July and August are the worst times to visit Georgia. Usually, these months have very humid and hot weather averaging 88°F (31°C). Moreover, August has many storms. 

Even though the temperature in July and August can be nasty, many tourists visit the mountains and lakes to escape the humidity. Therefore, accommodation prices increase, and the availability of resorts decreases. 

Cheapest Time to Visit Georgia

The cheapest time to visit Georgia is early October. Georgia is a relatively inexpensive country, and you can usually get by only spending $100 per day per person. 

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While traveling on a budget in Georgia, you can get one-star hotel rooms at $23 or book a vacation rental for $20. However, they may not be in ideal areas, or you may have to book in advance.

For those planning on traveling with their family, the average cost for four people is $356 per day. Georgia is not a very difficult place to travel cheaply. Therefore it is a great place to visit if you are on a budget.

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Best Time to Visit Georgia (Monthly Breakdown)

January: Mkvleloba

The daily high temperature in Georgia during January is 44°F (6°C), rarely exceeding 57°F (13°C). Its low-temperature daily average is 43°F (6°C).

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Georgia has plenty of fun activities you can do in the winter, whether you want to visit a festival or go skiing. Plus, in January, many religious traditions occur that you can celebrate with locals.

  • Attend Mekvleloba
  • Bedoba
  • Go Skiing or Snowboarding
  • Celebrate Orthodox Christmas

February: Lamproba in Svaneti

The daily high temperature in February is 38°F (3°C). Its daily low temperature is 20°F (-6°C).

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While there are not that many events and festivals in February, there are plenty of activities that you can enjoy. Whether you want to visit a hot spring or go sightseeing, there is something for you. 

  • Celebrate Lamproba
  • Visit a Hot Spring
  • Ride the Kukushka Train in Bakuriani 
  • Visit Mtskheta 

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March: Berikaoba Festival in Kakheti

March tends to have 1.2 inches of rain, averaging over six days. The daily high-temperature average is 54°F (12°C), while its low temperature is 37°F (2°C).

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If you want to experience one of Georgia’s colorful and fun events, March is a great time to do so. The Berikaoba Festival is an exciting event with many people dressing up in costumes and listening to folk music.

  • Attend the Berikaoba Festival in Kakheti
  • Visit the Tbilisi Sulphur Baths
  • Visit the Holy Trinity Cathedral of Tbilisi
  • Explore Tbilisi’s Street Art

April: Cheese Festival

April brings better weather with the high temperature ranging from 59°F (15°C) to 67°F (19°C). Its low temperature ranges from 40°F (4°C) to 48°F (9°C).

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April is one of the best times to visit Georgia as there is not much rain and the weather is much more comfortable and warm. In addition, you get to see some beautiful blooming wildflowers.

  • Attend the Cheese Festival
  • Celebrate Orthodox Easter
  • Bird Watch in Javakheti 
  • Attend Lelo Burti

May: Gviriloba in Kutaisi

The average high temperature in May is 74°F (23°C). Its average low temperature is 55°F (12°C). This is a great time to visit as you don’t have to deal with excessive heat.

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May is another beautiful time to visit Georgia, with excellent weather and plenty to do. It has the first significant festival of the year, Gviriloba, and has plenty of live music and markets to enjoy.

  • Attend Gviriloba in Kutaisi
  • Celebrate Independence Day
  • Attend The New Wine Festival in Tbilisi
  • Visit the Art Museum of Georgia

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June: Georgian Street Food Festival in Tbilisi

June in Georgia begins to get hot, but it will not be too bad. The daily high-temperature average is 84°F (28°C), and its daily low-temperature is 68°F (20°C).

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June is one of the best times to visit Georgia. The weather is excellent, and there are plenty of beautiful wildflowers blooming. Moreover, it is not that crowded in June!

  • Attend the Georgian Street Food Festival in Tbilisi
  • Visit the Abano Pass 
  • Lomisoba
  • Visit the Georgian Cheese Festival

July: Sukhishvili Summer Season in Tbilisi

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July is the hottest month in Georgia. Its high-temperature averages 89°F (31°C), and its low-temperature averages 68°F (20°C).

July in Georgia has some of the best events and festivals. Whether you want some cultural festivals or art festivals, there is a fun event for you. 

  • Sukhishvili Summer Season in Tbilisi
  • Art-Gene Festival in Tbilisi
  • Rovka Music Festiva in Racha
  • Kvirikoba in Svaneti 

August: Best Time for Horse Racing in Georgia

August’s weather is typically the same as July’s. The high temperature in August is 89°F (31°C), and its low is 68°F (20°C). 

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August is the best month if you enjoy horse racing. There are so many events in Georgia that feature horse racing that you will enjoy every second! 

  • Bakhmaro Horse Race
  • Shuamtoba in Upper Adjara
  • Black Sea Jazz Festiva in Batumi
  • Tushetoba in Tusheti

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September: Batumoba in Batumi

September’s weather becomes much more relaxed and comfortable with its daily high average of 80°F (26°C). It has a low temperature of 60°F (15°C). 

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September is the month for you if you are looking for a month with folklore, musical bands, and performances. During this month, there are many fun festivals and events that will keep you entertained.

  • Batumoba in Batumi
  • Rtveli in Kakheti
  • Velvet Season in Batumi
  • Tsinandali Festival

October: Tbilisoba

October has pleasant weather with an average high of 67°F (19°C). Its low-temperature average is 51°F (10°C).

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October is the month to go if you want to see Georgia’s diversity and culture through dance performances, theatre, and more activities. There are plenty of food and art displays lining the streets during this time. 

  • Attend Tbilisoba
  • Visit Mtskhetoba-Svetitskhovloba
  • Attend Gandagana
  • Visit The Tusheti Sheep Drive 

November: Best Time to Visit the Theatre in Georgia

November is one of the rainiest months in most of Georgia. Moreover, the temperatures will start to cool quite a bit. The daily high temperature is 56°F (13°C), and its daily low temperature is 40°F (4°C).

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November is usually not the best time to visit Georgia for many. However, it is an excellent time if you are interested in theatre or art performances. This is the time most performers return home and do concerts. 

  • Watch an Opera Performance 
  • Visit the Rezo Gabriadze Marionette Theater
  • Explore the Narikala Fortess in Tbilisi
  • Watch a Ballet Performance

December: Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Georgia

December is a cold month, with the average daily high ranging from 44°F (6°C) to 49°F (9°C). Its daily low temperature ranges from 29°F (-1°C) to 34°F (1°C). 

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December is similar to November as Georgia has little to do during these two months. However, you can see Christmas lights and decorations around the city or explore the hiking trails. 

  • Visit Rustaveli Avenue in Freedom Square
  • Celebrate the New Year in Tbilisi
  • Explore the Festive Markets 
  • Go Skiing in Gudauri

Best Time to Visit Georgia Tbilisi

The best months to visit Tbilisi are May, June, and September. During these months, you can avoid the humidity, heat, and freezing weather that is common in other months. 

September has excellent weather, and you can see snowfall in the mountains. June has the benefit of warm temperatures and fewer crowds, similar to May. 

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While May can be a rainy month, the temperatures in May are comfortable. In addition, you will have the opportunity to see many beautiful blooming wildflowers. Therefore, it is one of the best times to visit and hike. 

From May to October, there are plenty of different fun festivals that you can attend. If you want to see horse racing, visit in August. While if you want to attend food festivals, visit in June.

Best Time to Visit Georgia for Snow

The best time to visit Georgia for snow is in February. February tends to have an average snowfall of 1.8 inches in Tbilisi. 

Snow in Georgia makes it great for skiing and snowboarding. However, ski resort prices tend to increase. Therefore, you may want to book in advance to have the cheapest options available. 

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It is best to visit Mestia, Rach, Upper Adjara, or Kazbegi to experience the most snow. These areas begin snowing from December until April and usually have a lot of snow. Though, January or February tend to be best.

Tbilisi typically does not snow that much. Therefore it is not the best place to visit if you want to see snow. However, there are rare occasions when Tibilisi snows heavily.

Best Time to Visit Georgia’s Mountains

Between June to August is the best time to visit Georgia’s mountains. During these months, the temperature is hotter. However, the mountain areas have a lower temperature in July and August. 

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While the Caucasus mountains will not be covered in snow from June to August, they are still beautiful to see and explore. In early June, you can see many beautiful wildflowers blooming.

You may want to avoid visiting in September and October as rainfall can be unpredictable in the mountains. Moreover, the mountains tend to become snowy again during these months.

Best Time to Visit Georgia to Avoid Crowds

The best time to visit Georgia to avoid crowds is January and November. During these months, there are not as many cultural events and festivals, so not many tourists want to visit. 

Since January and November have fewer tourists, it is easier to find more deals. Therefore, if you are looking to sightsee Georgia, these months are very beneficial.

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Typically the busiest months to visit Georgia are June through August, as this is when the temperatures are best. In addition, there are many more cultural events and fun activities that are available.

Best Time to Visit Georgia for Good Weather

The best months to visit Georgia for good weather are May, June, and September. The weather is especially nice at this time in southern Georgia. This is because you will not only be avoiding summer’s heat and humidity but also the freezing winters.

We still recommend you bring clothes that are suitable for the rain or waterproof as it can always rain at any moment in Georgia.

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