22 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

22 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gusar
— 2 nights
2
Shamakhi
— 4 nights
3
Ganja
— 4 nights
4
Baku
— 11 nights

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gusar: Guba (Afurja Waterfall & Tengya Alty Gorge), Tufandag Winter Summer Resort (in Gabala) and Laza Waterfalls (in Laza). Next up on the itinerary: see the winter wonderland with Shahdag Mountain Resort, stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park, and stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gusar trip maker app.

Baku to Gusar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gusar when traveling from Baku in February, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks Nature Winter Sports

Side Trips

Guba, Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, Laza Waterfalls
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Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Nariman Narimanov Park
Nariman Narimanov Park

4
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shamakhi: Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi), Gabala (Gabala Shooting Club, Gabaland, &more) and Diri Baba Mausoleum (in Gobustan). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and examine the collection at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Shamakhi holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Gusar to Shamakhi takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Gabala, Candy Cane Mountains, Diri Baba Mausoleum
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Gabala Archaeological Center
Gabala Archaeological Center
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Candy Cane Mountains
Candy Cane Mountains

4
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.
Explore Ganja's surroundings by going to Sheki (Sheki Fortress & Sheki Khans' Palace). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, walk around Heydar Aliyev Park, admire the striking features of Bottle House, and identify plant and animal life at Lake Maralgol.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Ganja by combination of taxi and train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In February in Ganja, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Baku.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sheki, Lake Goygol, St. John's Church
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Lake Maralgol
Lake Maralgol
Heydar Aliyev Park ©
Heydar Aliyev Park

11
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: Mardakan (Mardakan Arboretum & Mardakan Fortress) and Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve & Mud Volcanoes). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Alley of Martyrs.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Ganja to Baku by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Baku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Mardakan, Gobustan
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Baku Old City
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Walking tours

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