11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly to Ganja International Airport, Drive to Ganja
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 5 nights
Fly

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Ganja

— 3 nights

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.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Maralgol lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ganja journey planner.

Paris, France to Ganja is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Ganja are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery and then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Gabala trip maker.

Drive from Ganja to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Wineries · Winter Sports
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 17:

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.
On the 18th (Fri), make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gobustan trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In March, daytime highs in Gobustan are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

Baku

— 5 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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Baku day trip planner.

You can drive from Gobustan to Baku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. March in Baku sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 23:

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.