24 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

24 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 4 nights
Fly to Ganja, Taxi to Sheki
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gobustan
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
— 2 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 8 nights

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Nakhchivan

— 4 nights
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Get some historical perspective at Juma Mosque and Mausoleum of Huseyn Javid. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bahruz Kangarly Museum and Ashab-i Kehf. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Heydar Aliyev Museum, see the interesting displays at House-Museum of Jalil Mammadguluzadeh, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gulustan Mausoleum, and steep yourself in history at Noah’s Mausoleum.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Nakhchivan day trip planning website.

Baku to Nakhchivan is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. March in Nakhchivan sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sheki.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 12:

Sheki

— 2 nights

Azerbaijan's True Historical Gem

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): make a trip to Sheki Karvansaray, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): relax in the rural setting at Bio Garden, admire the striking features of Winter Palace, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish, and finally stop by Aliovsat Sweets House.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sheki online route maker.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nakhchivan to Sheki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 12 — 14:

Ganja

— 4 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate St. John's Church and Shah Abbas Mosque. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nizami Ganjavi Museum and The Museum of History and Ethnography. Get out of town with these interesting Ganja side-trips: Sharg Ulduzu Wines (in Shamkir) and Entera Spa (in Naftalan). Spend the 15th (Mon) exploring at Lake Goygol. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum, get a taste of the local shopping with Javad Khan Street, admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, and pause for some serene contemplation at The Alexander Nevsky Church.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip planner.

Drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Ganja are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Ganja

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 18:

Gabala

— 2 nights

Enjoy the Rustic Resorts and Relax in Healing Spas

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall, then head outdoors with Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then find something for the whole family at Gabaland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): learn about winemaking at Chabiant Winery, then take in the dramatic scenery at Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Gabala route planning site.

Drive from Ganja to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Gobustan

— 1 night
Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape (UNESCO Heritage) covers three areas of a plateau of rocky boulders rising out of the semi-desert of central Azerbaijan, with an outstanding collection of more than 6,000 rock engravings bearing testimony to 40,000 years of rock art.
On the 21st (Sun), get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve and then don't miss a visit to Mud Volcanoes.

For traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gobustan trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Gabala to Gobustan in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Guba.

Things to do in Gobustan

Museums
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

Guba

— 2 nights

An Unspoiled Nature Region with Preserved Traditions

A gateway into the majestic Caucasus Mountains, Guba is a glorious stretch of countryside and a great destination for lovers of ecotourism and outdoor adventures.
On the 22nd (Mon), get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Six-Domed Synagogue, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall and then tee off at The National Azerbaijan Golf Club.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Guba day trip planning site.

You can drive from Gobustan to Guba in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. March in Guba sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Baku.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Baku

— 8 nights

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Juma Mosque and National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature. Get some historical perspective at Heydar Mosque and St. Bartholomew Church. Dedicate the 24th (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books, learn more about the world around you at Qala Archaeological and Ethnographic Museum Complex, get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, and make a trip to Monument to Richard Sorge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Baku online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guba to Baku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Baku, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Wineries · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 31:

Azerbaijan travel guide

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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.