Tbilisi in September: the first signs of autumn

Tbilisi in September always pleases tourists. Natural beauties, warm climate, friendly atmosphere make sure that the tourist flow here does not dry out. Indeed, at the beginning of autumn there are many vacationers in the Georgian capital. And here's what the country and the city have prepared for families with children, read further in the article from Kidpassage.

Tbilisi si in September: the first signs of autumn

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Tbilisi in September: advantages and disadvantages of autumn

The nature of the valley and foothills of Georgia in September still bears little resemblance to the onset of autumn. True autumn colors will appear a month later, but the fruits of autumn abundance can already be enjoyed now. The grape harvest and the wine production season make this season attractive for wine tourism, which is inseparably linked with the study of local traditions.

Tourists from all over the world come to Tbilisi en masse, catching good weather and lower prices. On such a trip, you can not only see the capital and explore it in a few days or a week, but also get to places where roads are not open all year round. Low and high mountains are accessible, do not threaten with sharp and unfavorable weather phenomena, only at night you need a warm sleeping bag so as not to freeze. Traveling by car with overnight stays in tents is very popular at this time of the year.

The flow of foreign tourism is also made up of residents of Georgia's neighboring countries, the Chinese and Iranians. Visitors and locals who have already returned from holidays at sea or from the villages enliven the city, fill the parks and streets of the old center. As a result, the September atmosphere becomes more diverse and exciting than in summer.

Tbilisi is recommended to visit precisely in September for the following reasons:

  • beautiful weather, conducive to a long rest under the open sky;
  • the best month for traveling by car;
  • an abundance of fresh fruits and a wine-growing season;
  • very rare rains in Tbilisi in September;
  • a beautiful time of the year, presenting the city in completely new colors and images.

Seasonal disadvantagesit is extremely difficult to find, but some points can be highlighted:

  • the price reduction is still not as significant as we would like;
  • there are quite a lot of tourists, although there are fewer families with schoolchildren;
  • it is already quite chilly in the evenings.

Tbilisi is more loved by real travelers than couch potatoes. Their reviews of holidays in Tbilisi in September always burn with love for natural beauties and local architectural monuments that can be viewed endlessly in any weather. And families with children note the special hospitality of Georgians to children, which, however, does not depend on the season.  

Tbilisi weather in September

The beginning of autumn brings welcome relief to the residents and guests of the capital: the stuffy and hot summer on the streets of Tbilisi gives way to beautiful fine days. The weather in September is conducive to the choice of any pastime option. At this time, you should not expect surprises from it in the form of heavy rain and cold, penetrating to the bone, but in October you should already be prepared for this.

The weather in early September is very warm, this is due to the influence of the unrelenting energy of the sun. The air warms up well, sometimes raising the thermometer to +30 °C and even higher. The prevailing southerly winds rarely give way to an incoming northerly wind when it gets 10 degrees colder at once.

The average temperature in Tbilisi in mid-September fluctuates in the range of +19…21°C. At the same time, the days are always warm, but at night the air can cool down to +15 °C and below. At the end of September, the weather in Tbilisi worsens: the air temperature drops significantly, the warm wind is replaced by a cold one, and the sky darkens. The probability of September rains and thunderstorms is increasing.

Air and water temperatures

The temperature in Tbilisi in September on average per day varies from +15 °C to +23 °C. The climate of the city is largely formed under the influence of warm sulfur springs, which are abundant in the plain between the Sololak mountain and the Metekhi rock. “Tbili” at the root of the word, — “warm”.

Air temperature in Tbilisi in September

The average air temperature in early autumn is set at +23.1 °C for the day and +13.3 °C for the night. About 17 days a month, maximum temperatures above +25 °C are recorded.

Sea water temperature in Tbilisi in September

The water temperature in the Tbilisi Sea Reservoir and other reservoirs of the city is about +20…23°C. During the day and at the beginning of the month, the water warms up better.


Precipitation in September is 20.5 mm, and there are an average of one to four days with precipitation.

Sunny, cloudy and cloudy days

Total for 15.5 days a month — clear, and for 11.5 days the sky is partially overcast. Cloudy weather has been observed for about three days. Daylight hours are 11.8–13.1 hours.

Excursion rest

Tbilisi in September: the first signs of autumn

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< p>In early autumn, excursions around Tbilisi — exactly the occupation to which the weather conditions are conducive: the air gradually cools down, the city is warm and dry. Comfortable shoes and light clothes are enough for walking, sometimes — windbreakers. It is no longer necessary, as in summer, to choose the time for a walk, you can walk at any hour of the day, as well as in the evenings, when the stunningly beautiful backlight turns on and the hum of voices creates an amazing chamber atmosphere. Only at the end of September, warm evenings are replaced by a more tangible coolness, which, however, does not reduce the degree of pleasure.

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Three routes with children should be considered in more detail at this time. The first leads fromTrinity Cathedral (Tsminda Sameba) through the Armenian region to the high rock above the Kura River — to the Metekhi area. The temple of the same name will appeal to those who are not indifferent to history. The second way obliges to get to Freedom Square, climb the cable car to the fortress and go down from there on foot. The third route leads from the Botanical Garden to Sioni Temples and Anchiskhati. So, at a leisurely pace, you can see the main sights of Tbilisi in a few days of rest.

The whole day is good for walking in the Botanical Garden. On hot days there is always a shadow here, and a waterfall gives coolness. For young tourists there are playgrounds with swings, slides and tunnels. Children will also enjoy the attractions and dinosaurs of Mtatsminda Park. The funicular ride to the park is great fun in itself. The whole family can also visit:

  • Tbilisi Zoo
  • Turtle Lake Park
  • Puppet Museum and Experimentorium

There are plenty of tourists in September, so the most popular places to visit are crowded. In autumn, the opening hours of some sightseeing objects are reduced. Many museums close at 18:00, and in the dark — one hour earlier. Monday is usually their day off. Children's centers are open daily until late (from 10:00 to 22:00 or from 11:00 to 21:00).   

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Active rest

Tbilisi in September: the first signs of autumn

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In early September, the swimming season continues both throughout Georgia and in Tbilisi. For example, at Lisi Lakeit’s still nice to swim, and the beach and sports infrastructure, which opens in the morning, is conducive to active activities not only on the water, but also on land. On a clean beach or in green areas nearby, you can organize a picnic if the water seems cool. Nearby is the hippodrome, which will appeal to both lovers of horseback riding and idle spectators. At Turtle Lake, beach establishments are open from May to September.

Open beaches of local water parks are also available. Due to the fact that the summer holidays for Georgian schoolchildren end in mid-September, for half a month in such places it is very noisy, which not everyone likes. But a variety of water slides and facilities for the whole day will occupy children of any age. Children's areas are covered from the sun with canopies, so you can not be afraid of getting burned.

Another type of water adventure — rafting— experiencing an increase in tourist demand. Rafting tours combine not only descents and rafting on Georgian rivers, but also exciting excursion programs. Kura-Borjomi routedistinguishes ease of overcoming, besides Kura — one of the deepest Georgian rivers. Unlike spring, when the water is higher and colder, conditions for children's rafting are better in autumn.

With the departure of the heat, the rise begins in such an area as mountaineering (rock climbing). But if these sports are the most extreme, then zip-line rides, cable car rides, tours on bicycles, quad bikes, jeeps or hiking around the city and its surroundings are more common for family tourists. At this time, a wide variety of programs related to outings into nature are offered. Stable weather contributes to enjoying any chosen route.

Holidays, events and festivals

Holidays in Tbilisi in September — these are displays of various types of art that take place on a grand scale. Every year, the list of festivals held is changed and supplemented, new traditions are born and developed.

In early September, musicians give concerts in Tbilisi as part of International Music Festival «Night Serenades». According to a recent tradition, after the revival of the festival, it begins in Batumi and ends in the capital.  Musical evenings will resonate with fans of classical music created by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Schubert, Brahms and other creators. A little later, the International Theater Festival, which lasts about a month, pleases the audience with performances by Georgian and foreign theaters.

September also traditionally hosts the Tbilisi Photo Festival, which brings together the youngest and most talented photographers from around the world. During the week they present their work in museums, conference halls, cafes and even on the streets of old Tbilisi. Central event — it's Festival Night, when photos are shown on the walls of houses.

Vacation prices

Prices in Tbilisi in September allow you to organize an inexpensive vacation. The most expensive items of the vacation budget are flights and accommodation. Early booking should be taken care of at any time of the year. Food in the Georgian capital is inexpensive, although Tbilisi keeps the price level an order of magnitude higher than in the provinces.


September tours are in demand and even increase in price. In August, you can live in Tbilisi on a weekly package for 10% cheaper than in early autumn, and after waiting for October — and all 15%. The budget cost of the tour is approximately 400 euros.


From August to the end of autumn, the cost of living in hotels in the city is steadily falling: in September, the price reduction compared to the previous period is almost 10%, in October —5%, and in November — another 8–10%. In early autumn, hoteliers are ready to rent a room at an average price of 80 euros per night.

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There is a slight seasonal decrease in airfare prices: in September they get cheaper by up to 5% compared to August. August and January are the most expensive flights to Georgia, but the average annual price fluctuation is a few percent.


Inexpensive cafes in Tbilisi serve breakfast for 5-10 euros, and lunches and dinners — for 10–15 euros. Of the national dishes, the most expensive is shish kebab — at an average price of almost 7 euros per skewer, but khinkali will cost 1.5 euros for 5 pieces. A bottle of wine will add €7–15 to the bill.

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You can get to the city from the airport by bus for 0.2 euros and by taxi for 7 euros. You need to prepare at least 1 euro for entrance tickets to museums, and for an interesting city tour as part of the — from 15 euros.

Recommendations for holidays with children

In September, Tbilisi is so warm and cozy that you can come with children without fear of weather troubles. Umbrellas will be superfluous, but in addition to light clothing and comfortable shoes, you need to bring jackets, windbreakers or stoles with you in case of a cool evening. As the school holidays are coming to an end, the recommendations below are more focused on families with preschool children.

When choosing a place to stay, you should pay attention to the availability and quality of a child's bed, if needed. In most cases, it is difficult to get cots, and there are no child seats in taxis. High chairs are not uncommon in Georgian restaurants, but not in hotels, apartments or guest houses. Baby food is sold mainly in pharmacies, which are closed on Sundays, so if you arrive the day before, it is worth having a supply of food for the day.

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To feed older children, choose restaurant chains that provide a children's menu without adding all those spices that are usually generously seasoned with Georgian dishes. You can ask the staff of a cafe or restaurant to bring less spicy food than usual, as well as half a serving instead of a whole one. In addition to spiciness, Georgian cuisine is distinguished by high calorie content, so not all traditional dishes should be eaten every day.

When choosing excursions outside the city, pay attention to the length of the journey in the mountains: mountain serpentine can rock the kids. It is convenient to travel around the capital by taxi, although the driving style of local drivers is specific. On the tour you can take a stroller-cane, but for the Narikala fortress it is inconvenient because of the large number of steps. Be prepared for constant ups and downs.

In general, September in Tbilisi — a great time for a relaxing holiday. And although you need to book accommodation and buy tickets in advance, you can already save some money, and the conditions for recreation — one of the best of the year. Georgia — a country that gives an unforgettable experience, so get to know it better and read the verified information on the Kidpassage website.

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