18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel planner

Make it your trip
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Baku
— 7 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Taxi to Ganja, Fly to Nakchivan
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Nakhchivan
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Dedicate the 10th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, and take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Baku holiday builder website.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Baku. In February in Baku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 7 — 14:

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.
On the 15th (Mon), examine the collection at Gobustan State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes and then contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

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Drive from Baku to Gobustan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 14 — 16:

Gabala

— 2 nights

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Chukhur Gabala, then get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Seven Beauties Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally explore the activities along Nohur Lake.

For maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Gabala trip planning tool.

Drive from Gobustan to Gabala in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Gobustan in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Gabala, with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 16 — 18:

Ganja

— 4 nights

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

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.
Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring at Lake Goygol. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maralgol lake, don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, stroll around Khan's Garden, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ganja travel planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 18 — 22:

Sheki

— 1 night

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.
On the 23rd (Tue), relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 22 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle, then admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Momine Khatun.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Nakhchivan road trip planning app.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sheki in February since evenings lows in Nakhchivan dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Feb 23 — 24:

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.