19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

19 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Baku
— 2 nights
2
Mardakan
— 2 nights
3
Guba
— 1 day
4
Sheki
— 2 nights
5
Gabala
— 2 nights
6
Shamakhi
— 3 nights
7
Ganja
— 3 nights
8
Ismayilli
— 2 nights
9
Lahij
— 1 night

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Ali Shamsi Studio, steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, thenexamine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, thenstroll through Philharmonic Park, and finally browse the different shops at Park Bulvar Baku. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Baku Boulevard, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, thenshop like a local with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, thensee the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Juma Mosque.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip builder site.

Cairo, Egypt to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Baku is 2 hours. Traveling from Cairo in December, you will find days in Baku are cooler (°C), and nights are a bit cooler (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mardakan.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Museum of Miniature Books
Museum of Miniature Books
Philharmonic Park
Philharmonic Park

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Mardakan

Mardakan ©
On the 17th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Mardakan Fortress. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosque Mir Movsum Agha, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Mardakan Arboretum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mardakan road trip tool.

Drive from Baku to Mardakan in an hour. In December in Mardakan, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Guba.

Things to do in Mardakan

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks

Side Trip

Mosque Mir Movsum Agha
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Mosque Mir Movsum Agha ©
Mosque Mir Movsum Agha
Mardakan Fortress
Mardakan Fortress
Mardakan Arboretum
Mardakan Arboretum

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Guba

Guba ©
A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at M. Lermontov House Museum, stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park, thentee off at The National Azerbaijan Golf Club, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Six Dome Synagogue, and finally stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

For ratings and other tourist information, use the Guba online travel route planner.

Drive from Mardakan to Guba in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Mardakan in December since evenings lows in Guba dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Guba

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Gusar, Six Dome Synagogue
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The National Azerbaijan Golf Club ©
The National Azerbaijan Golf Club
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex
Six Dome Synagogue ©
Six Dome Synagogue

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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 20th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, stop by Aliovsat Sweets House, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, thenget engrossed in the history at Sheki Khans' Palace, thenmake a trip to Sheki Karvansaray, and finally admire the striking features of Winter Palace. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall, and then relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sheki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Guba to Sheki in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Sheki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (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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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the activities along Nohur Lake, browse the fresh offerings at Vedra Bazaar, thencontemplate the long history of Chukhur Gabala, thenglide through natural beauty at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, thenlearn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gabala trip app.

Drive from Sheki to Gabala in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, Seven Beauties Waterfall
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Yeddi Gozel Waterfall ©
Yeddi Gozel Waterfall
Seven Beauties Waterfall ©
Seven Beauties Waterfall

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Shamakhi

Shamakhi ©
Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
On the 24th (Thu), examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum, thenadmire the striking features of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Alti-Agach National Park, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains, thenget engrossed in the history at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum, and finally do a tasting at Meyseri Wines.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Shamakhi planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shamakhi are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Khizi, Alti-Agach National Park, Meyseri Wines, Diri Baba Mausoleum
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Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Goygol and Javad Khan Street. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. John's Church and Imamzadeh Mausoleum. Venture out of the city with trips to Shamkir (Sharg Ulduzu Wines & The Museum of History and Ethnography). The adventure continues: make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, admire the striking features of The Alexander Nevsky Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shah Abbas Mosque.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ganja online driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and train from Shamakhi to Ganja in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Ganja are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ismayilli.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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Ismayilli

Ismayilli ©
Take a trip to Ismayilli to discover a region of rolling countryside producing some of Azerbaijan’s best honey, dairy produce, and wine.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to Ivanovka Village and then do a tasting at Chabiant Winery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ismayilli route maker site.

You can drive from Ganja to Ismayilli in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ganja in December since evenings lows in Ismayilli dip to °C. On the 31st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lahij.

Things to do in Ismayilli

Wineries
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Chabiant Winery ©
Chabiant Winery
Ivanovka Village
Ivanovka Village

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night
Lahij

Lahij
Lahij is a village and municipality on the southern slopes of Greater Caucasus within the Ismailli Rayon of Azerbaijan. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lahij Central Street. Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the views from Zernava Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of Lahij Central Street, thenexplore the world behind art at Basgal Village, and finally take an in-depth tour of Lahic History and Ethnography Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Lahij online trip planner.

You can drive from Ismayilli to Lahij in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lahij

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Basgal Village
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Basgal Village
Basgal Village
Lahij Central Street ©
Lahij Central Street
Lahic History and Ethnography Museum
Lahic History and Ethnography Museum