19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Start: Quebec City, Quebec
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
2
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
4
Baku
— 10 nights
Fly:  23 h
End: Quebec City, Quebec

3
nights
Ganja

Ganja ©
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.
St. John's Church and Ganja State Puppet Theatre will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Imamzadeh Mausoleum and Mausoleum of Javad Khan. There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, get engrossed in the history at Nizami Ganjavi Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ganja online holiday maker.

Quebec City, Canada to Ganja is an approximately 25- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 9 hours. In September, Ganja is a bit warmer than Quebec City - with highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Lake Goygol, St. John's Church
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
St. John's Church
St. John's Church
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Imamzadeh Mausoleum

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, then admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, then stop by Aliovsat Sweets House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sheki holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In September, daytime highs in Sheki are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ilisu Waterfall
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Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Ilisu Waterfall
Ilisu Waterfall

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Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, then engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala. On your second day here, contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, pick up some local products at Vedra Bazaar, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, then ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gabala trip maker app.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Historic Sites Winter Sports

Side Trips

Seven Beauties Waterfall, Chotari Albanian-Udi Church
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Nohur Lake ©
Nohur Lake
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabala City Mosque ©
Gabala City Mosque

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Heydar Mosque and Alley of Honor are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Dreamland Golf Club and Amburan Beach Club. Explore Baku's surroundings by going to Mardakan Arboretum (in Mardakan), Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan) and Mud Volcanoes (in Gobustan). There's much more to do: stroll around Philharmonic Park, shop like a local with Ali Shamsi Studio, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, and pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument.

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Traveling by car from Gabala to Baku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Gabala in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Baku. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Mardakan Arboretum, Mosque Mir Movsum Agha, Mud Volcanoes, Lake Masazir
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Heydar Mosque
Heydar Mosque
Museum of Miniature Books
Museum of Miniature Books
Philharmonic Park
Philharmonic Park

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