12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

12 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Gobustan — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gobustan trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Gobustan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Dubai in February, things will get much colder in Gobustan: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Gabala.
Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gabala holiday planner.

Drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in February, plan for little chillier nights in Gabala, with lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ganja.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Imamzadeh Mausoleum and Ganja State Puppet Theatre. Shop till you drop at Ganja Mall and Javad Khan Street. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, look for all kinds of wild species at Maralgol lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque, and walk around Heydar Aliyev Park.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ganja online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can fly to Baku.
Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
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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.
Baku Old City and Ateshgah Fire Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Heydar Aliyev Center and Wine Tours & Tastings. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, and see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Ganja to Baku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
Museums · Shopping · Tours · Wineries
Side Trip
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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.