31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Nakhchivan
— 2 nights
2
Sheki
— 2 nights
3
Ganja
— 4 nights
4
Gabala
— 2 nights
5
Shamakhi
— 1 night
6
Baku
— 18 nights

2
nights
Nakhchivan

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, thencontemplate 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): see the interesting displays at Memorial Museum, take an in-depth tour of Open Air Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Momine Khatun Mausoleum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Palace of Nakhchivan Khans.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nakhchivan trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Nakhchivan is an approximately 22-hour flight. Traveling from Toronto to Nakhchivan, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in August, you will find days in Nakhchivan are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sheki.

Things to do in Nakhchivan

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Alinja Castle
Alinja Castle
Momine Khatun Mausoleum
Momine Khatun Mausoleum
Palace of Nakhchivan Khans
Palace of Nakhchivan Khans

2
nights
Sheki

Sheki ©
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, thentake an in-depth tour of Sheki Khans' Palace, thenadmire 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, thenadmire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Ilisu Waterfall.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sheki attractions app.

You can fly from Nakhchivan to Sheki in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. When traveling from Nakhchivan in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sheki: temperatures range from °C by day to °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 Nature

Side Trip

Ilisu Waterfall
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Sheki Khans' Palace ©
Sheki Khans' Palace
Church of Kish
Church of Kish
Sheki Fortress
Sheki Fortress

4
nights
Ganja

Ganja ©
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 Lake Maralgol, 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.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ganja trip itinerary planner.

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 °C during the day and °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

Side Trips

Lake Goygol, St. John's Church
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Lake Goygol ©
Lake Goygol
Lake Maralgol
Lake Maralgol
Imamzadeh Mausoleum
Imamzadeh Mausoleum

2
nights
Gabala

Gabala ©
If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): explore the activities along Nohur Lake, browse the fresh offerings at Vedra Bazaar, thenget outside with Tufandag Winter Summer Resort, and finally find something for the whole family at Gabaland. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Gabala Archaeological Center, thenlearn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery, and then admire the sheer force of Yeddi Gozel Waterfall.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gabala trip planner.

Drive from Ganja to Gabala in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ganja in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of °C in Gabala. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shamakhi.

Things to do in Gabala

Parks Winter Sports Theme Parks
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Tufandag Winter Summer Resort ©
Tufandag Winter Summer Resort
Gabaland ©
Gabaland
Gabala Archaeological Center
Gabala Archaeological Center

1
night
Shamakhi

Shamakhi
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, thendelve 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °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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Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Shamakhi Astrophysical Observatory
Juma Mosque ©
Juma Mosque
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum
Yeddi Gumbaz Mausoleum

18
nights
Baku

Baku ©
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 °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

Side Trip

Gobustan
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Gobustan State Reserve ©
Gobustan State Reserve
Heydar Aliyev Center
Heydar Aliyev Center
Baku Old City
Baku Old City

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