Best time to visit Tbilisi in Georgia, Europe
Settled between the Black Sea and Caucasus Mountains, the tourism of Georgia, Europe has grown manifolds over the years. Filled with quaint towns and beautiful churches and monasteries, the country of Georgia is known for its soaring mountains, incredible wine, delicious food, and friendly locals. What’s more, Georgia is a popular tourist destination all around the year!
As there is no peak-season or off-season variation, Georgia can be visited anytime of the year. Thanks to its geographical location, it enjoys a varied climate, which is mostly sub-tropical. The summers here are hot and humid, and winters are mildly cold. While the northern mountain peaks are permanently snowbound, the west coastal areas by the Black Sea enjoy a year-round balmy weather. So, in case you’re wondering what would be the best time to visit Georgia, or its capital Tbilisi, be assured that it can be visited throughout the year.
When to visit Georgia? Best Season for Tbilisi?
To make things easier, we’ve given you detailed information of Georgia’s weather, according to different seasons:
Georgia in Summer
Summer (June to August) – Tbilisi weather in July
The average temperature during summers in Georgia ranges from 20 to 30 degree Celsius, which means it is pleasantly warm during this time. Most resorts in Georgia during summers are generally packed with tourists. Be warned however, that coastal areas will be awkwardly humid for those not used to tropical climates. However, the Black Sea resort town of Batumi is a popular summer destination for both tourists and Georgian travelers, with its round-the-year moderate climate and temperatures that hover between 19 – 26°C. Other popular sea-side destinations in Georgia for summers include resort towns and villages like Kobuleti, Shekvetili, Ureki, Kvariati and Sarpi.
Georgia in Autumn
Autumn (September to November)
Georgia is beautiful in autumn, with frequent rainfalls, multi-colored trees, and frost-covered grounds. We recommend you pack quick-dry clothing and rain gear because autumn is typically Georgia’s wet season. It would be cooler and raining by the end of October.
Also read: A travel guide to Georgia
Georgia in Winter
Winter (December to February)
Come December, the weather in Georgia during winters usually turns very cold, with temperatures ranging from 2 to 6 degree Celsius (nights are even chillier, with temperature often dipping below 0 degrees). Snow is not uncommon, and thus, Georgia in winters is an ideal place for winter sports enthusiasts, especially those interested in skiing.
It snows across Georgia, some places like Tetnuldi in Svaneti region in the western part of the country, receive the first round of snowfall as early as in September. But by November, the country of Georgia starts receiving snowfall. If you are planning to visit Georgia in December then do not miss out on the ski resorts in Gudauri! Other popular ski resorts in Georgia include Goderdzi, just 100kms away from Batumi.
Read more: Best time for skiing in Gudauri, Georgia
Georgia in Spring
Spring (March to May)
It is best to travel to Tbilisi and the rest of Georgia during the spring months, when the weather is not too hot, nor too cold. There may be frequent rainfall during the latter months of spring, so you’re advised to pack rain gear along with the rest of your luggage, just in-case.