26 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

26 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Fly to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Drive to Khizi
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Khizi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gusar
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 2 nights
Taxi to Ganja, Fly to Nakhchivan
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Nakhchivan
— 1 night
Fly
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Baku
— 11 nights
Fly

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Khizi — 2 nights

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
On the 19th (Sat), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beshbarmag Mountain, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains, and then take an in-depth tour of Mikayil Mushfig House Museum. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Chirag Gala Fortress.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Khizi online trip itinerary planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Khizi is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Azerbaijan Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Gusar.
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Gusar — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Six-Domed Synagogue, take an in-depth tour of Mountain Jews Museum, then stroll the grounds of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, and finally walk around Nariman Narimanov Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gusar trip maker app.

You can drive from Khizi to Gusar in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Gobustan.
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Gobustan — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve. On the next day, make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then steep yourself in history at Diri Baba Mausoleum.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gobustan route planner.

Traveling by car from Gusar to Gobustan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. March in Gobustan sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.
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Gabala — 2 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, then do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gabala City Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Gabaland, then fly down the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then admire the sheer force of Seven Beauties Waterfall.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gabala trip builder site.

Getting from Gobustan to Gabala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ganja.
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Ganja — 4 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.
Spend the 26th (Sat) exploring at Lake Goygol. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, stroll around Heydar Aliyev Park, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Imamzadeh Mausoleum.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Ganja trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Gabala to Ganja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Sheki.
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Sheki — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Karvansaray, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, then stop by Aliovsat Sweets House, then admire the striking features of Winter Palace, and finally experience rural life at Bio Garden.

Plan trip to Sheki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March in Sheki, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Nakhchivan.
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Nakhchivan — 1 night

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
On the 1st (Fri), contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle, make a trip to Nakhchivan Khans' Palace, and then make a trip to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Nakhchivan are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Baku.
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Baku — 11 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.
Dedicate the 5th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, make a trip to Fountains Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Flame Towers.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Baku trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Nakhchivan to Baku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Nakhchivan in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Baku: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 9°C at night. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back 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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