Route & dates
Fly to Gabala, Drive to Ganja
Ganja— 4 nights
Baku— 5 nights
Sat, Aug 1 - Mon, Aug 10
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A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land
Famous as the birthplace of legendary poet Nizami, Ganja is a truly ancient city still bearing traces of the myriad kingdoms and empires that ruled over it in the past.You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ganja: Sheki (Sheki Fortress, Sheki Khans' Palace, &more). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring at Lake Goygol. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Maralgol, admire the striking features of The Alexander Nevsky Church, walk around Khan's Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church.
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Istanbul, Turkey to Ganja is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Ganja. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: highs in Ganja hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Baku.
Things to do in Ganja
Sheki, Lake Goygol, St. John's Church
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The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds
A truly contemporary city criss-crossed by history, Baku offers everything from the modern elegance of the Flame Towers to the medieval UNESCO-listed Old City at its core.Change things up with these side-trips from Baku: Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, don't miss a visit to Fountain Square, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.
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You can fly from Ganja to Baku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Baku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Baku
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