21 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

21 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku — 9 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Azerbaijan - Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Gobustan State Reserve in Gobustan (about 1h 5 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, and take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Baku online trip builder.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Baku. February in Baku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gusar.
Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nightlife
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Gusar — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): tour along fresh powder with Shahdag Mountain Resort, take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge, and then stroll through Nariman Narimanov Park.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Gusar online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Baku to Gusar in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Baku in February, Gusar is little chillier at night with lows of -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Shamakhi.
Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours
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Shamakhi — 3 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Beshbarmag Mountain (in Siyazan), Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi) and Diri Baba Mausoleum (in Gobustan). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, and explore the ancient world of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shamakhi road trip planning tool.

Getting from Gusar to Shamakhi by car takes about 3.5 hours. In February in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. You will leave for Gabala on the 22nd (Sat).
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Gabala — 3 nights

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: Ivanovka Village (in Ismayilli) and Sheki (Sheki Fortress, Sheki Khans' Palace, &more). There's still lots to do: gear up at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, get in on the family fun at Gabaland, and have some family-friendly fun at Gabala Shooting Club.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gabala online journey planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Gabala by car takes about 1.5 hours. In February in Gabala, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ganja.
Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports · Theme Parks
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Ganja — 4 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.
Step out of Ganja with an excursion to St. John's Church in Goygol--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, stroll through Heydar Aliyev Park, and make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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.