13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

13 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, 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
— 7 nights
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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. On the 21st (Thu), stroll through Shahbuz National Reserve.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Shahbuz day trip planning tool.

New York City, USA to Shahbuz is an approximately 28-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT), which is usually a 9 hour difference. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Shahbuz, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for 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 (Fri): delve into the lush surroundings at Lake Goygol. Keep things going the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Javad Khan Street, admire the striking features of Bottle House, then pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, then admire the landmark architecture of Chokek Hammam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip builder site.

Drive from Shahbuz to Ganja in 10.5 hours. March in Ganja sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sheki vacation planner.

Getting from Ganja to Sheki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daytime highs in Sheki are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Baku.
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Baku — 7 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Baku Old City and Walking tours. Go for a jaunt from Baku to Gobustan to see Gobustan State Reserve about 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Shirvanshahs.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Baku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a train. March in Baku sees daily highs of 52°F and lows of 40°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can 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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