15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

15 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Drive to Siyazan
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Siyazan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gusar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lahij
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 7 nights
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Siyazan

— 2 nights
Siyəzən is a city and municipality in, and the capital of, the Siazan Rayon of Azerbaijan. On the 2nd (Wed), explore the historical opulence of Chirag Gala Fortress and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beshbarmag Mountain. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Alti Aghaj National Park, take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains, and then get engrossed in the history at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Siyazan online driving holiday planner.

Madrid, Spain to Siyazan is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Madrid to Siyazan due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Siyazan

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Gusar

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): walk around Nariman Narimanov Park, get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, and then take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Laza Waterfalls, admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, and then stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Gusar tour planner.

Drive from Siyazan to Gusar in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Gusar are 8°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Lahij.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Lahij

— 1 night
Lahij is a village and municipality on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus within the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Basgal Village and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Lahij Central Street.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Lahij day trip app.

You can drive from Gusar to Lahij in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gobustan.

Things to do in Lahij

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Gobustan

— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Gobustan online visit planner.

Getting from Lahij to Gobustan by car takes about 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:

Baku

— 7 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.
Baku is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Baku day trip planning tool.

Getting from Gobustan to Baku by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Baku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 15:

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.