18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

18 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner
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Fly to Nakhchivan Airport, Drive to Shahbuz
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Shahbuz
— 1 day
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gusar
— 1 day
Drive
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Baku
— 11 nights
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Shahbuz — 1 day

Şahbuz is a city and municipality in and capital of Shahbuz District, in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan. On the 16th (Fri), admire the majestic nature at Shahbuz National Reserve.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Shahbuz driving holiday planning tool.

Manama, Bahrain to Shahbuz is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Manama in August, plan for slightly colder days in Shahbuz, with highs around 41°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ganja.
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, shop like a local with Javad Khan Street, and stroll around Khan's Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Ganja trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Shahbuz to Ganja by car takes about 10.5 hours. August in Ganja sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gusar.
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Gusar — 1 day

Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park and then tour along fresh powder with Shahdag Mountain Resort.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gusar trip planner.

Getting from Ganja to Gusar by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gusar when traveling from Ganja in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.
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Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Tours
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Baku — 11 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.
Attractions like Heydar Aliyev Center and Baku Boulevard make great kid-friendly stops. For shopping fun, head to Ganja Mall or Park Bulvar Baku. Venture out of the city with trips to Gobustan State Reserve (in Gobustan) and Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort (in Mardakan). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, explore the ancient world of Ateshgah Fire Temple, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Baku travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gusar to Baku in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Gusar in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Baku. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) to allow time to 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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