22 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

22 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Baku
Drive:  2 h 15 min
1
Gusar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Shamakhi
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Ganja
— 4 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
4
Baku
— 11 nights
End: Baku

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: Tufandag Winter Summer Resort (in Gabala), Guba (Afurja Waterfall & Tengya Alty Gorge) 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.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, 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 -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks Nature Outdoors

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: Gabala (Gabala Shooting Club, Gabaland, &more), Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi) 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.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, 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 9°C in February, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums Historic Sites Parks

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 Maralgol.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Ganja by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In February in Ganja, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 1°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
Maralgol
Maralgol
Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace

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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 much more to do: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan National Carpet Museum, and explore the ancient world of Ateshgah - Fire Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Baku trip planner.

Fly from Ganja to Baku in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 3°C. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Walking tours
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center

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