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

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Museum of Miniature Books and Dreamland Golf Club. Escape the urban bustle at Baku Funicular and Masazir Lake. Venture out of the city with trips to Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum (in Shamakhi), Mosque Mir Movsum Agha (in Shuvelan) and Diri Baba Mausoleum (in Gobustan). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at National Museum of Azerbaijan Literature, pause for some serene contemplation at Juma Mosque, don't miss a visit to Monument to Richard Sorge, and shop like a local with Ali Shamsi Studio.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg to Baku is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Luxembourg City to Baku due to the time zone difference. In July, Baku is a bit warmer than Luxembourg City - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Khizi.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 11:

Khizi

— 1 night

The City of Calm Seas and Multi-Colored Mountains

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.

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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.

Things to do in Khizi

Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 11 — 12:

Guba

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Khinalig Village and Mountain Jews Museum. Get in touch with nature at Afurja Waterfall and Tengya Alty Gorge. Explore Guba's surroundings by going to Lahij Central Street (in Lahij) and Laza Waterfalls (in Laza). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Nariman Narimanov Park.

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Getting from Khizi to Guba by car takes about 2 hours. In July in Guba, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Guba

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Sheki

— 5 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.
Visit Sheki Khans' Palace and Zagatala Fortress for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Kish and Museum of Folk and Applied Arts. Explore Sheki's surroundings by going to Gabala (Nohur Lake, Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, &more), Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu) and Seven Beauties Waterfall (in Vandam). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sheki Fortress, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chotari Albanian-Udi Church, get a taste of the local shopping with Aliovsat Sweets House, and admire the striking features of Winter Palace.

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Traveling by car from Guba to Sheki takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sheki are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 20:

Ganja

— 5 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.
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 Nizami Ganjavi Museum. Take a break from Ganja with a short trip to The Museum of History and Ethnography in Shamkir, about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Goygol, stroll through Maralgol lake, admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House, and steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Javad Khan.

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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're off to home.

Things to do in Ganja

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 25:

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.