22 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

22 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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

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Gusar

Gusar ©

The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

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.

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 -1°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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Shahdag Mountain Resort ©
Shahdag Mountain Resort
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Nariman Narimanov Park
Nariman Narimanov Park

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Shamakhi

Shamakhi

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

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), Diri Baba Mausoleum (in Gobustan) and Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, and take in the awesome beauty at Beshbarmag Mountain.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shamakhi travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gusar to Shamakhi in 3.5 hours. In February in Shamakhi, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ganja.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Candy Cane Mountains
Candy Cane Mountains
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Diri Baba Mausoleum
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque

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Ganja

Ganja ©

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.
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 lake.

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 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 · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 9 — 13:
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Maralgol lake
Maralgol lake
Heydar Aliyev Park ©
Heydar Aliyev Park

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Baku

Baku ©

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 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 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°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 · Tours

Side Trips

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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Walking tours

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