25 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

25 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Baku
— 10 nights
Drive
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Khizi
— 1 night
Drive
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Guba
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 5 nights
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Baku — 10 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Miniature Books and Heydar Mosque. Escape the urban bustle at Dreamland Golf Club and Baku Funicular. Venture out of the city with trips to Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan), Diri Baba Mausoleum (in Gobustan) and Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum (in Shamakhi). The adventure continues: examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, admire the landmark architecture of Baku Railway Station, walk around Philharmonic Park, and make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku itinerary builder.

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is 3 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Luxembourg City in July: high temperatures in Baku hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Khizi.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries
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Khizi — 1 night

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Alti Aghaj National Park, and then get engrossed in the history at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Khizi trip planner.

You can drive from Baku to Khizi in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guba.
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Guba — 3 nights

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Khinalig Village and Mountain Jews Museum. Get in touch with nature at Afurja Waterfall and Laza Waterfalls. Explore Guba's surroundings by going to Lahij Central Street (in Lahij) and Nariman Narimanov Park (in Gusar). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Tengya Alty Gorge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Guba itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Khizi to Guba takes 2 hours. July in Guba sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Sheki.
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Sheki — 5 nights

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.
Visit Sheki Khans' Palace and Church of Kish for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sheki Fortress and Museum of Folk and Applied Arts. Explore Sheki's surroundings by going to Gabala (Nohur Lake, Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, &more), Seven Beauties Waterfall (in Vandam) and Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Zagatala Fortress, get a taste of the local shopping with Aliovsat Sweets House, pause for some serene contemplation at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, and don't miss a visit to Ivanovka Village.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guba to Sheki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Ganja.
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Ganja — 5 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. John's Church and The Alexander Nevsky Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Imamzadeh Mausoleum and The Museum of History and Ethnography. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape of Lake Goygol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shah Abbas Mosque, admire the striking features of Bottle House, and make a trip to Nizami Ganjavi Mausoleum.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Ganja vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Sheki to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July in Ganja, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 25th (Sat), you'll travel back home.
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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.