27 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

27 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan sightseeing planner

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Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly to Ganja, Taxi to Sheki
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Sheki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gusar
— 3 nights
Drive
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Baku
— 9 nights
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Nakhchivan

— 2 nights
Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Alinja Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace and then steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nakhchivan online travel route planner.

New York City, USA to Nakhchivan is an approximately 20-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from New York City to Nakhchivan due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New York City in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Nakhchivan: temperatures range from 57°F by day to 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sheki.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 16:

Sheki

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Sheki side-trips: Zagatala City Mosque (in Zagatala) and Ilisu Waterfall (in Ilisu). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Sheki Khans' Palace, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish, and don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sheki vacation builder.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Nakhchivan to Sheki in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Sheki can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Ganja

— 3 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: explore the activities along Lake Goygol, tour the pleasant surroundings at Khan's Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, and admire the landmark architecture of Bottle House.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ganja trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sheki to Ganja by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In March, daytime highs in Ganja are 57°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 22:

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 23rd (Mon): ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, then get in on the family fun at Gabaland, and then have some family-friendly fun at Gabala Shooting Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then make a trip to Ivanovka Village.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gabala trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Ganja to Gabala by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. March in Gabala sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:

Shamakhi

— 3 nights

The City of Poets and Former Ancient Capital of the Country

Azerbaijan's former capital surrounded by fine countryside and packed with cultural heritage, Shamakhi is one of Azerbaijan’s most historic cities and the birthplace of legendary Azerbaijani poets Sabir and Nesimi.
Change things up with these side-trips from Shamakhi: Beshbarmag Mountain (in Siyazan), Diri Baba Mausoleum (in Gobustan) and Candy Cane Mountains (in Khizi). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque, do a tasting at Meyseri Wines, stroll the grounds of Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Lahij Central Street.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shamakhi trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Gabala to Shamakhi in 1.5 hours. March in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 55°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Gusar.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 24 — 27:

Gusar

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Gusar: Laza Waterfalls (in Laza) and Guba (Tengya Alty Gorge & Afurja Waterfall). The adventure continues: see the winter wonderland with Shahdag Mountain Resort, examine the collection at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, play a few rounds at The National Azerbaijan Golf Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Nariman Narimanov Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gusar online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Shamakhi to Gusar by car takes about 3.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Gusar are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 30:

Baku

— 9 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.
Step out of Baku to go to Gobustan and see Gobustan State Reserve, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Baku Old City, delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Yanardag, and see the interesting displays at Museum of Miniature Books.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Baku visit app.

You can drive from Gusar to Baku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 52°F in March, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 8:

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.