18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Gobustan
— 2 nights
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly
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Baku
— 6 nights
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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.
Gobustan is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gobustan online trip builder.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Gobustan is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Abu Dhabi in December, with highs in Gobustan at 10°C and lows at 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Ganja.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Ganja — 4 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 activities along Lake Goygol, make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ganja trip planner.

You can take a train from Gobustan to Ganja in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Ganja when traveling from Gobustan in December, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Gabala.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
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Gabala — 3 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Gabala is known for winter sports, nature, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, and get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Gabala itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ganja in December, Gabala is slightly colder at night with lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Nakhchivan.
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Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks · Outdoors
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Nakhchivan — 2 nights

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
On the 28th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ashab-i Kehf. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Momine Khatun and then steep yourself in history at Nakhchivan Khans' Palace.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Nakhchivan trip planner.

You can fly from Gabala to Nakhchivan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In December in Nakhchivan, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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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 is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, and stroll through Highland Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku itinerary maker website.

Getting from Nakhchivan to Baku by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Nakhchivan in December; daily highs in Baku reach 10°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) 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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