20 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

20 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Baku
— 7 nights
Fly
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Girmizi Gasaba
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lankaran
— 2 nights
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Baku

— 7 nights

The City of Eternal Flames, the City of Winds

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.
Explore Baku's surroundings by going to Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, explore the striking landscape at Yanardag, enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers, and contemplate the long history of Baku Old City.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Baku trip itinerary planner.

San Salvador, El Salvador to Baku is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 10 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from San Salvador in January: high temperatures in Baku hover around 8°C and lows are around 2°C. On the 8th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 1 — 8:

Ganja

— 4 nights

A Young Spirit Located in an Ancient Land

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 historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, stroll through Maralgol lake, browse the different shops at Ganja Mall, and pause for some serene contemplation at Ganja State Puppet Theatre.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ganja trip website.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Girmizi Gasaba.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:

Girmizi Gasaba

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Six-Domed Synagogue and then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Girmizi Gasaba trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ganja to Girmizi Gasaba in 6 hours. On the 13th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gabala.

Things to do in Girmizi Gasaba

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 12 — 13:
Highlights from your trip

Gabala

— 3 nights

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gabala: Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij) and Ivanovka Village (in Ismayilli). Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, get in on the family fun at Gabaland, appreciate the extensive heritage of Chukhur Gabala, and explore the activities along Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gabala trip planner.

You can drive from Girmizi Gasaba to Gabala in 5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Gabala are 7°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Lankaran.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 13 — 16:

Lankaran

— 2 nights

Lush Landscapes and Intriguing Culture

Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Khan's House, then contemplate the waterfront views at Khanbulanchay Reservoir, and then don't miss a visit to Yanarbulag Spring. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Hirkan National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Lankaran travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gabala to Lankaran in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Lankaran

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 18:

Azerbaijan travel guide

4.2
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.