18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Taxi to Ganja, Fly to Nakhchivan
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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.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Heydar Aliyev Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ganja online route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ganja is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Dubai in March: high temperatures in Ganja hover around 16°C and lows are around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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— 3 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.
Explore Gabala's surroundings by going to Shamakhi (Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum & Juma Mosque), Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij) and Laza Waterfalls (in Laza). There's much more to do: glide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, have some family-friendly fun at Gabala Shooting Club, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, and find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Gabala trip builder site.

You can drive from Ganja to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Gabala are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:


— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sheki trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
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— 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle, admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace, and then don't miss a visit to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Nakhchivan day trip site.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. March in Nakhchivan sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Baku.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
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— 9 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Baku driving holiday app.

Fly from Nakhchivan to Baku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. While traveling from Nakhchivan, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Baku, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

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Azerbaijan travel guide

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.