20 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

20 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 6 nights
2
Ganja
— 2 nights
3
Zagatala
— 1 night
4
Shamakhi
— 1 night
5
Gusar
— 1 night
6
Gabala
— 3 nights
7
Sheki
— 3 nights
8
Lankaran
— 2 nights

6
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Baku: Gobustan (Mud Volcanoes & Gobustan State Reserve). Next up on the itinerary: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, examine the collection at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs, and make a trip to Baku Boulevard.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Baku travel route planning site.

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major aiport is Heydar Aliyev International Airport. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Baku

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Gobustan
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Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard
Walking tours
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum, then admire the striking features of Bottle House, and finally stroll around Khan's Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maralgol lake.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ganja travel tool.

You can fly from Baku to Ganja in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ganja when traveling from Baku in November, with lows around 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Zagatala.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:
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Khan's Garden ©
Khan's Garden
Maralgol lake
Maralgol lake
Heydar Aliyev Park ©
Heydar Aliyev Park

1
night
Zagatala

Zagatala
A tour of Zagatala reveals one of Azerbaijan’s most multicultural corners with historical relics galore and interesting culinary secrets.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Zagatala City Mosque and then admire the landmark architecture of Zagatala Fortress.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Zagatala vacation app.

You can drive from Ganja to Zagatala in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. November in Zagatala sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Zagatala

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 11:
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Zagatala Fortress
Zagatala Fortress
Zagatala City Mosque ©
Zagatala City Mosque

1
night
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 12th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, then delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Shamakhi online attractions planner.

Drive from Zagatala to Shamakhi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Shamakhi can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum ©
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum

1
night
Gusar

Gusar ©
Azerbaijan's "northern gates" promise breathtaking Caucasus Mountain scenery, home to some of the country’s highest peaks, a classy ski resort, traditional rustic villages, and tasty Lezgi cuisine.
On the 13th (Fri), stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, then stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park, and then fly down the slopes at Shahdag Mountain Resort.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Gusar sightseeing site.

Drive from Shamakhi to Gusar in 3.5 hours. In November in Gusar, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks · Tours · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Guba Genocide Memorial Complex
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
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Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Nariman Narimanov Park
Nariman Narimanov Park
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex
Guba Genocide Memorial Complex

3
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Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque, take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and then engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get your game on at Gabala Shooting Club, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then get in on the family fun at Gabaland.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gabala vacation planner.

Drive from Gusar to Gabala in 5 hours. In November in Gabala, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Side Trip

Ivanovka Village
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabala Shooting Club ©
Gabala Shooting Club
Gabala Archaeological Center
Gabala Archaeological Center

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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.
Take a break from Sheki with a short trip to Ilisu Waterfall in Ilisu, about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sheki online travel planner.

Drive from Gabala to Sheki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 5°C. You'll set off for Lankaran on the 19th (Thu).

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Ilisu Waterfall
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish ©
Church of Kish
Ilisu Waterfall
Ilisu Waterfall

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Lankaran

Lankaran
Known for its awesome nature and unmissable cuisine, Lankaran can also inspire with its varied scenes of culture and traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Mayak (Lighthouse) and then get engrossed in the history at Khan's House.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Lankaran trip builder.

You can drive from Sheki to Lankaran in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Lankaran

Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Ozobijon Waterfall
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Mayak (Lighthouse)
Mayak (Lighthouse)
Khan's House ©
Khan's House
Ozobijon Waterfall
Ozobijon Waterfall