11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

11 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly to Nakhchivan Airport, Drive to Shahbuz
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Shahbuz
— 1 day
Drive
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Ganja
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Baku
— 6 nights
Fly

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Shahbuz — 1 day

Şahbuz is a city and municipality in and capital of Shahbuz District, in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): admire the majestic nature at Shahbuz National Reserve.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Shahbuz trip itinerary builder website.

Beirut, Lebanon to Shahbuz is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Beirut to Shahbuz, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Beirut in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Shahbuz, with highs around 41°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ganja.
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Ganja — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): stroll through Lake Goygol. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque, admire the striking features of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, then admire the landmark architecture of Chokek Hammam, then admire the striking features of Bottle House, and finally explore the activities along Maralgol lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip planner.

You can drive from Shahbuz to Ganja in 10.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Sheki.
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Sheki — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, explore the galleries of Sheki Khans' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Sheki travel route planner.

Drive from Ganja to Sheki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Sheki are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Baku.
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Baku — 6 nights

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.
Get some cultural insight at Baku Old City and Heydar Aliyev Center. Visit Ateshgah Fire Temple and Alley of Martyrs for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 5 min away). Next up on the itinerary: go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, stroll around Highland Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and make a trip to Fountains Square.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Baku online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sheki to Baku by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Baku are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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