31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
Fly to Ganja, Taxi to Sheki
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Sheki
— 2 nights
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Ganja
— 4 nights
Drive
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Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
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Baku
— 18 nights
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Nakhchivan

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 3rd (Mon): Head underground at Ashab-i Kehf, then contemplate the long history of Alinja Castle, and then contemplate the long history of Yezidabad Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Open Air Museum, then make a trip to Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, and then admire the striking features of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace.

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Toronto, Canada to Nakhchivan is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Toronto to Nakhchivan due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Toronto in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Nakhchivan, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sheki.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Sheki

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sheki Fortress, then take an in-depth tour 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 landmark architecture of Winter Palace, experience rural life at Bio Garden, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall.

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You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Nakhchivan to Sheki in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Nakhchivan in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sheki: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ganja.

Things to do in Sheki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Ganja

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.
Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring at Lake Goygol. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Maralgol lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Imamzadeh Mausoleum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ganja State Puppet Theatre, and make a trip to St. John's Church.

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You can drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August in Ganja, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Gabala.

Things to do in Ganja

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Gabala

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.
On the 11th (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Nohur Lake, ski along the peaceful trails at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and then get in on the family fun at Gabaland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Gabala Archaeological Center, then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

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Traveling by car from Ganja to Gabala takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect slightly colder evenings in Gabala when traveling from Ganja in August, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Winter Sports
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Shamakhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory, then delve into the distant past at Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Shamakhi journey planning app.

Getting from Gabala to Shamakhi by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Shamakhi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Baku.

Things to do in Shamakhi

Museums · Historic Sites
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Baku

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Gobustan (Mud Volcanoes & Gobustan State Reserve). Dedicate the 27th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Heydar Aliyev Center, stroll the grounds of Alley of Martyrs, make a trip to Bibi-Heybat Mosque, and delve into the distant past at Ateshgah Fire Temple.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Baku trip planner.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Baku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Shamakhi in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Baku, with lows around 26°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

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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.