31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

31 days in Azerbaijan Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Azerbaijan travel route planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Nakhchivan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Baku
— 10 nights
Drive
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Gusar
— 2 nights
Drive
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Khizi
— 1 night
Drive
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Gobustan
— 2 nights
Train
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Shamakhi
— 1 night
Drive
7
Gabala
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Sheki
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Ganja
— 6 nights
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Nakhchivan — 3 nights

Nakhchivan, an autonomous Azerbaijani republic, remains a region of breathtaking landscapes, quaint villages, and a cuisine distinct from the rest of the country.
Nakhchivan is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Mausoleum of Momine Khatun, admire the landmark architecture of Nakhchivan Khans' Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Noah’s Mausoleum, and see the interesting displays at The State Carpet Museum of Nakhchivan.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Nakhchivan tour itinerary app.

Atlanta, USA to Nakhchivan is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Atlanta to Nakhchivan due to the time zone difference. In March, Nakhchivan is little chillier than Atlanta - with highs of 57°F and lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Baku.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:

Baku — 10 nights

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.
Baku is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, go for a walk through Baku Boulevard, get a taste of the local shopping with Nizami Street/Torgovaya, and see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Center.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Baku online route builder.

Traveling by flight from Nakhchivan to Baku takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Nakhchivan in March, expect nights in Baku to be about the same, around 40°F, while days are slightly colder, around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Gusar.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 15:

Gusar — 2 nights

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.
On the 16th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Mountain Jews Museum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Guba Genocide Memorial Complex, and then walk around Nariman Narimanov Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Afurja Waterfall and then admire the sheer force of Laza Waterfalls.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Gusar online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Baku to Gusar takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Khizi.
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Side Trips
Find places to stay Mar 15 — 17:

Khizi — 1 night

Khizi's swirling pink mountains are quite simply an extraordinary sight to behold.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Mikayil Mushfig House Museum and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Candy Cane Mountains.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Khizi trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gusar to Khizi takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gobustan.
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Nature · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 18:

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.
On the 19th (Sat), make a trip to Mud Volcanoes and then learn more about the world around you at Gobustan State Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Diri Baba Mausoleum.

Plan a Gobustan trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Khizi to Gobustan in 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Gobustan can reach 52°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Shamakhi.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Shamakhi — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Juma Mosque.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Shamakhi trip maker tool.

Getting from Gobustan to Shamakhi by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In March, daytime highs in Shamakhi are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gabala.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:
Highlights from your trip

Gabala — 2 nights

If you're fed up of the concrete jungle, take a trip to Gabala for the perfect getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get in on the family fun at Gabaland and then hit the slopes at Tufandag Winter Summer Resort. Keep things going the next day: get curious at Gabala Archaeological Center and then learn about winemaking at Savalan ASPI Winery.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gabala vacation planning website.

You can drive from Shamakhi to Gabala in 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Gabala are 55°F, while nighttime lows are 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Sheki.
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Outdoors · Wineries · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 23:

Sheki — 2 nights

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 24th (Thu): experience rural life at Bio Garden and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Kish. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sheki Fortress, then admire the landmark architecture of Sheki Khans' Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Folk and Applied Arts.

Make your Sheki itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Gabala to Sheki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Sheki are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ganja.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 23 — 25:

Ganja — 6 nights

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Lake Goygol, buy something for everyone on your list at Ganja Mall, contemplate the waterfront views at Maralgol lake, and walk around Khan's Garden.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Ganja trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sheki to Ganja in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Ganja can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trip
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 31:

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.
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