19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ganja
— 3 nights
2
Sheki
— 2 nights
3
Gabala
— 2 nights
4
Baku
— 10 nights

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 The Alexander Nevsky Church will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Imamzadeh Mausoleum and Nizami Ganjavi Museum. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Javad Khan, and browse the different shops at Ganja Mall.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Ganja online trip itinerary builder.

Quebec City, Canada to Ganja is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Quebec City to Ganja due to the time zone difference. In September, Ganja is a bit warmer than Quebec City - with highs of °C and lows of °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 Nature

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
nights
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, thenadmire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, thenstop 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, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace.

For more things to do, 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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, thenlearn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, thenengage 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, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, thenski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gabala trip maker app.

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

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

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

10
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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 Juma Mosque 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), Mud Volcanoes (in Gobustan) and Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, pause for some photo ops at Vahid Monument, make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, and shop like a local with Ali Shamsi Studio.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Baku takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gabala in September since evenings lows in Baku dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Mardakan Arboretum, Mud Volcanoes, Mosque Mir Movsum Agha, Lake Masazir
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Heydar Mosque
Heydar Mosque
Museum of Miniature Books
Museum of Miniature Books
Wine Tours & Tastings

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