19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Ganja — 3 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.
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 132-hour travel. 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 32°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Sheki — 2 nights

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 get a taste of the local shopping with 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: admire the landmark architecture of 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.

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 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gabala.
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Gabala — 2 nights

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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Nohur Lake, admire the sheer force of Seven Beauties Waterfall, then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gabala City Mosque.

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You can drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Gabala, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Baku.
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Baku — 10 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.
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 Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan), Mardakan Arboretum (in Mardakan) and Mud Volcanoes (in Gobustan). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, admire the striking features of Baku Railway Station, take in the exciting artwork at Ali Shamsi Studio, and stroll through Philharmonic Park.

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 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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.