18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Baku
— 1 night
2
Mardakan
— 3 nights
3
Sheki
— 5 nights
4
Shamakhi
— 6 nights
5
Nakhchivan
— 1 night

1
night
Baku

Baku
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Ateshgah - Fire Temple, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and then contemplate the long history of Baku Old City. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, don't miss a visit to Fountain Square, thenpause for some photo ops at Sculpture Girl on Bench, and finally make a trip to Baku Boulevard.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Baku visit planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Baku. February in Baku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mardakan.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Flame Towers
Flame Towers

3
nights
Mardakan

Mardakan
On the 29th (Sat), make a splash at Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, take in nature's colorful creations at Mardakan Arboretum, and then explore the historical opulence of Mardakan Fortress.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mardakan trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Baku to Mardakan by car takes about an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Mardakan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Sheki.

Things to do in Mardakan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:
Highlights from your plan
Mardakan Fortress
Mardakan Fortress
Mardakan Arboretum
Mardakan Arboretum
Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort ©
Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort

5
nights
Sheki

Sheki ©
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sheki: Ganja (Bottle House, Imamzadeh Mausoleum, &more), Gabala (Gabaland & Tufandag Winter Summer Resort) and Zagatala (Zagatala City Mosque & Zagatala Fortress). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sheki Khans' Palace, admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and make a trip to Sheki Fortress.

Plan trip to Sheki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Mardakan to Sheki in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Ganja, Gabala, Zagatala, Ilisu Waterfall
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Heydar Aliyev Park ©
Heydar Aliyev Park

6
nights
Shamakhi

Shamakhi
Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Explore Shamakhi's surroundings by going to Ivanovka Village (in Ismayilli), Lahij (Lahic History and Ethnography Museum, Lahij Central Street, &more) and Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum, do a tasting at Meyseri Wines, explore the striking landscape of Alti-Agach National Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Shamakhi trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Shamakhi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Lahij, Ivanovka Village, Alti-Agach National Park, Diri Baba Mausoleum, Candy Cane Mountains
Find places to stay Mar 7 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Candy Cane Mountains
Candy Cane Mountains
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque

1
night
Nakhchivan

Nakhchivan
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Nakhchivan Khans and then contemplate the long history of Momine Khatun Mausoleum.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Nakhchivan driving holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Shamakhi to Nakhchivan in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nakhchivan can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Palace of Nakhchivan Khans
Palace of Nakhchivan Khans
Alinja Castle
Alinja Castle
Momine Khatun Mausoleum
Momine Khatun Mausoleum