18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Baku
— 1 night
Drive
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Mardakan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 6 nights
Train to Baku, Fly to Nakchivan Airport
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Nakhchivan
— 1 night
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Baku

— 1 night

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.
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 Fountains Square, then pause 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 9°C and lows of 3°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:

Mardakan

— 3 nights
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 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you're off to Sheki.

Things to do in Mardakan

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Feb 28 — Mar 2:

Sheki

— 5 nights

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

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: Zagatala (Zagatala City Mosque & Zagatala Fortress), Ganja (Bottle House, Imamzadeh Mausoleum, &more) and Gabala (Gabaland & Tufandag Winter Summer Resort). 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 do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°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 · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 7:

Shamakhi

— 6 nights

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

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 Lahij Central Street (in Lahij), Ivanovka Village (in Ismayilli) and Beshbarmag Mountain (in Siyazan). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains, do a tasting at Meyseri Wines, and explore the ancient world of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Shamakhi trip builder.

You can drive from Sheki to Shamakhi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Shamakhi can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 13:

Nakhchivan

— 1 night
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 Nakhchivan Khans' Palace and then contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Momine Khatun.

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 drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Nakhchivan can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 3°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:

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.