2 Day Tbilisi Itinerary for First Timers With Map

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48 hour Georgia Tbilisi itinerary.

We first visited Tbilisi in 2024, fell in love, and instantly came back for a second time. Here’s our 2-day Tbilisi itinerary for first-time visitors including a map:

How Many Days in Tbilisi?

Tbilisi is a small capital so one day is enough to see all the highlights. If you have the time, spend two days in Tbilisi to get off the beaten path a bit more. We instantly fell in love with the Georgian capital and think it’s a very liveable city. In our opinion, you could easily spend many more days here without getting bored.

Bucketlist2life tip: Tbilisi is also a great day trip base.

2 Days in Tbilisi

Tbilisi Itinerary Day 1


Things in Georgia don’t start early. Normally, we recommend starting the day in with a free walking tour to get an overview. In our case, the tour started at noon which gave us time to cross the Kura River and check out Metekhi Church with its lovely view. Afterwards, you’ll still have time time to take the cable car up the hill for amazing views, Nariqala Fortress, and the Mother of Georgia.

Finally, make your way back down to join the free walking tour. Our lovely guide Davit showed us all the major sights in the old town so we were all set.

Picture of Bucketlist2life looking at Tbilisi Georgia
Bucketlist2life looking at Tbilisi Georgia


We found Sioni 13 to be a nice lunch spot in the old town. Maybe have a cheeky wine from Nino Meris Wine Selection next door.

Picture of Nino from Nino Meris Wine Selection
Nino from Nino Meris Wine Selection


While you’re in the area, don’t miss out on visiting a sulphur bath – whether you opt for a public bath (we went to Sulphur Bathhouse No 5) or a private one (Gulo and the Orbeliani Baths come highly recommended by locals). Your stay will last around 1-2 hours and you can rent all necessities like towels, slippers, or shower gel.

Picture of Sulphur Bathhouse No 5
Sulphur Bathhouse No 5


As we are not the biggest party animals, we opted for an evening boat tour on the Kura River which was a nice end to our day.

Picture of Tbilisi boat tour
Tbilisi boat tour

Tbilisi Itinerary Day 2


Start your day by getting off the beaten path with a Tbilisi local. We thoroughly enjoyed our Sololaki tour by Baia from Red Fedora Diary. Sololaki gives you a glimpse into the life of the high society around 1900 and its development within the Soviet Union.

As the tour only lasts around 1.5 hours, you’ll have plenty of time left to explore more.

If you don’t mind walking, head down Shota Rustaveli Ave and admire the architecture. You’ll find many government buildings and museums here. Cross Galaktion Tabidze Bridge to get to a less touristy part of town. Head to Fabrika for some street art and hipster cafes. Of course, you can also take a taxi to Fabrika.

Picture of House entrance in Sololaki
House entrance in Sololaki


Fabrika offers a lot of great lunch options.

Picture of Fabrika Tbilisi
Fabrika Tbilisi


From Fabrika, head to Davit Aghmashenebeli Ave which turned out to be one of our favourite areas in all of Tbilisi – we love a good pedestrian street. At the end of Davit Aghmashenebeli Ave, you’ll reach the Dry Bridge Flea Market which is a paradise for souvenir shopping.

Last but not least, check out Sameba Cathedral, the second-tallest orthodox church in the world. You can walk or take a Bolt 😉

Picture of Davit Aghmashenebeli Ave
Davit Aghmashenebeli Ave


For sunset, there are two great options:

  1. Take the funicular up Mount Mtatsminda for some amazing city views.
  2. Take a Bolt to the Chronicles of Georgia for the best photo op of your trip.
Picture of Photoshoot at the Chronicles of Georgia
Photoshoot at the Chronicles of Georgia

Tbilisi Accommodation Recommendation

We stayed at two different accommodations in Tbilisi which we both loved too much not to mention them:

  1. Urban 1861 in the old town.
  2. La Casa on Rustaveli Ave but very quiet.
Picture of La casa, Tbilisi
La casa, Tbilisi

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