30 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

30 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan sightseeing planner

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Fly to Heydar Aliyev International Airport, Drive to Khizi
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Khizi
— 1 night
Drive
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Gusar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Gabala
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ganja
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheki
— 1 night
Taxi to Ganja, Fly to Nakchivan
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Nakhchivan
— 1 night
Fly
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Baku
— 17 nights
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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 2nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Alti Aghaj National Park, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Beshbarmag Mountain, and then take in the awesome beauty at Candy Cane Mountains.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Khizi itinerary website.

Mumbai, India to Khizi is an approximately 13-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Azerbaijan Standard Time (AZT) is minus 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gusar.

Things to do in Khizi

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 1 — 2:

Gusar

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): stroll around Nariman Narimanov Park and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tengya Alty Gorge. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Laza Waterfalls, then admire the sheer force of Afurja Waterfall, and then explore the galleries of Guba Genocide Memorial Complex.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gusar road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Khizi to Gusar takes 2 hours. April in Gusar sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gusar

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Shamakhi

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, then do a tasting at Meyseri Wines, then don't miss a visit to Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Juma Mosque.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi tour planner.

You can drive from Gusar to Shamakhi in 3.5 hours. April in Shamakhi sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Gabala.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:

Gabala

— 3 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Chotari Albanian-Udi Church (in Nij) and Ivanovka Village (in Ismayilli). And it doesn't end there: get all the equipment you need at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, do a tasting at Savalan ASPI Winery, and find something for the whole family at Gabaland.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gabala vacation planning app.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Gabala in 1.5 hours. April in Gabala sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

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 plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Lake Goygol, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John's Church, stroll around Khan's Garden, and explore the activities along Maralgol lake.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the 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, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sheki.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 8 — 11:

Sheki

— 1 night

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 12th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, then don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then take an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Kish.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sheki trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ganja to Sheki in 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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Nakhchivan.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 11 — 12:

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle, admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace, and then steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Nakhchivan travel route planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Sheki to Nakhchivan in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. April in Nakhchivan sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 13:

Baku

— 17 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.
Explore Baku's surroundings by going to Mardakan (Dalga Beach Aquapark Resort, Mardakan Arboretum, &more), Masazir Lake (in Masazir) and Gobustan (Gobustan State Reserve, Diri Baba Mausoleum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Baku Old City, examine the collection at Museum of Miniature Books, don't miss a visit to Fountains Square, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

For photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Nakhchivan to Baku in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Nakhchivan in April, you will find days in Baku are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Baku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 13 — 30:

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.