12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku — 4 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.
Step out of Baku with an excursion to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan--about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Baku Old City, take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, stroll through Yanardag, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

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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.
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Gusar — 1 night

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 identify plant and animal life at Tengya Alty Gorge, and then walk around 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.
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Gabala — 2 nights

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 explore the activities along 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.
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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.
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.
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Ganja — 3 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.
Ganja is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Goygol, walk around 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.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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.