11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly
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Baku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Mardakan
Taxi to Baku, Bus to Guba
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Guba
— 1 day
Drive
4
Gusar
Drive
5
Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
6
Ismayilli
Drive
7
Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
8
Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
9
Ganja
— 1 night
Drive
10
Lankaran
— 1 night
Drive
11
Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Fly to Cairo International Airport

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Baku

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Flame Towers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Martyrs' Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, then pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, then see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, then admire the landmark architecture of Baku Railway Station, and finally appreciate the history behind Pushkin Statue.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Baku planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Baku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Cairo in February, plan for much colder days in Baku, with highs around 9°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mardakan.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 5 — 7:

Mardakan

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Mardakan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Mardakan takes an hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Guba.

Things to do in Mardakan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · Tours
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Guba

— 1 day

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex and then take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Guba using our trip planner.

Drive from Mardakan to Guba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mardakan in February, plan for little chillier nights in Guba, with lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Guba

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 7 — 8:

Gusar

The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): walk around Nariman Narimanov Park.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gusar tour planner.

Gusar is just a short distance from Guba. In February in Gusar, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip

Shamakhi

— 1 night

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory and then explore the ancient world of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shamakhi tour itinerary maker.

You can drive from Gusar to Shamakhi in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ismayilli.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:

Ismayilli

A Place to Enjoy Ancient Crafts and Delightful Food & Wine

Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ismayilli trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Shamakhi to Ismayilli takes an hour. In February in Ismayilli, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Ismayilli

Wineries
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

Gabala

— 1 night

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gabala trip planner.

Drive from Ismayilli to Gabala in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 10:

Sheki

— 1 night

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

Sheki is Azerbaijan’s true travel gem, a small city off the forested slopes of the Greater Caucasus Mountains rich in Silk Road history and renowned for its fascinating architecture, food, and friendly residents.
On the 11th (Thu), admire the striking features of Winter Palace, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sheki attractions planner.

Getting from Gabala to Sheki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:

Ganja

— 1 night

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.
For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ganja trip planner.

You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in February, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Lankaran.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 12:

Lankaran

— 1 night

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
On the 13th (Sat), explore the activities along Khanbulanchay Reservoir, then admire the landmark architecture of Zindan Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Khan's House, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Mayak (Lighthouse). On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Hirkan National Park.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Lankaran online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Lankaran in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Lankaran

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 14:

Gobustan

— 1 night
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Gobustan holiday planner.

You can drive from Lankaran to Gobustan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 15:

Azerbaijan travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Land of Fire
A holiday in Azerbaijan allows intrepid travelers to discover a history-steeped country sitting at the crossroads of Southeastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an area once controlled by a succession of ancient empires. With its dual Eurasian character, Azerbaijan remains a highly intriguing destination, with tourism one of the top contributors to the country's booming economy. Many begin their tour of Azerbaijan in World Heritage-listed Baku, a cosmopolitan city boasting innovative architecture and a well-preserved historic core. A short drive out of this thriving capital, you can explore timeless villages surrounded by thick orchards and flanked by the majestic Caucasus Mountains.