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 Dreamland Golf Club. Escape the urban bustle at Baku Funicular and Masazir Lake. 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, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of History of Azerbaijan, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma 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.
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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.

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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.
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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 Lahij Central Street. Get in touch with nature at Afurja Waterfall and Laza Waterfalls. Step out of Guba to go to Gusar and see Nariman Narimanov Park, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum and take in the awesome beauty at Tengya Alty Gorge.

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Drive from Khizi to Guba in 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) to allow time to drive 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 Chotari Albanian-Udi Church for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of Kish and Zagatala Fortress. Explore Sheki's surroundings by going to Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu), Seven Beauties Waterfall (in Vandam) and Gabala (Nohur Lake, Yeddi Gozel Waterfall, &more). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Sheki Fortress, explore the world behind art at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, 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.
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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 Ganja State Puppet Theatre. 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.
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Azerbaijan travel guide

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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.
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