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

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 27th (Sat): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beshbarmag Mountain, then take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains, and then get engrossed in the history at Mikayil Mushfig House Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Chirag Gala Fortress.

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

Lahore, Pakistan to Khizi is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Lahore to Khizi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gusar.

Things to do in Khizi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 26 — 28:

Gusar

— 1 night

The Gates with Tranquil Peaks and Thrilling Activities

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Six-Domed Synagogue, then get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, then examine the collection at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Nariman Narimanov Park.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gusar trip planner.

You can drive from Khizi to Gusar in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Gusar are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Gobustan.

Things to do in Gusar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 28 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Gobustan State Reserve. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then contemplate the long history of Diri Baba Mausoleum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gobustan online itinerary planner.

Getting from Gusar to Gobustan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March in Gobustan, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Gobustan

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 29 — 31:

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 1st (Thu): get engrossed in the history 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 2nd (Fri): find something for the whole family at Gabaland, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Seven Beauties Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gabala route maker app.

Getting from Gobustan to Gabala by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In March in Gabala, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Theme Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

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.
Ganja is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take a peaceful walk through Lake Goygol, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, and admire the striking features of St. John's Church.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ganja trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Ganja takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April in Ganja, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 6:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): make a trip to Sheki Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, then make a trip to Sheki Karvansaray, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Ilisu Waterfall, then get a taste of the local shopping with Aliovsat Sweets House, then admire the landmark architecture of Winter Palace, and finally experience rural life at Bio Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sheki trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ganja to Sheki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April in Sheki, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 8:

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 9th (Fri), contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle, then admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace, and then contemplate the long history of Mausoleum of Momine Khatun.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nakhchivan visit planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Baku.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 9:

Baku

— 11 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.
Dedicate the 13th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center, shop like a local with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Baku road trip planning tool.

Getting from Nakhchivan to Baku by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Nakhchivan in April, expect nights in Baku to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 20:

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.