12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan journey planner

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Baku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gusar
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Drive
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Fly

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Baku

— 4 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.
When in Baku, make a side trip to see Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan, approximately Gobustan away. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, don't miss a visit to Flame Towers, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Baku. In January, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Gusar

— 1 night

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 18th (Sat): tour along fresh powder with Shahdag Mountain Resort, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tengya Alty Gorge, and then stroll through Nariman Narimanov Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Gusar trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gusar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Baku in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gusar, with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Gabala

— 2 nights

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 19th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, then get in on the family fun at Gabaland, and then get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and then see the interesting displays at Gabala Archaeological Center.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gabala trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gusar to Gabala takes 5.5 hours. January in Gabala sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
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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 21st (Tue), admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, then admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sheki tour planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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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 wealth of natural beauty at Lake Goygol, stroll through Khan's Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ganja trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Sheki to Ganja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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.